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BPjS / BPjM indexed games

Group Description

The following list contains games which were put on the "Index" (German indiziert) by the BPjS/BPjM, and therefore have legal restrictions in Germany on top of possible USK ratings. (Note: Since April 2003, it's known as BPjM; before that date it was known as BPjS)

It is illegal to sell or make any indexed games available to minors in Germany and it is illegal to advertise for them in any form, including putting them on store shelves or publishing reviews in gaming magazines. The games technically disappear from the public. The only way to actually buy these games is via request ("under the desk", German unter der Ladentheke).

There is, however, absolutely no law forbidding any adult to buy an indexed game listed on the so-called List A or List E (majority of entries). There are restrictions for List B indexed games as they (may) violate the German Penal Code (minority of entries). To view List B games that got banned due to excessive violence, see the Germany Criminal Code confiscations (§131: Excess Violence) game group.

BPjS/BPjM = German Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Schriften/Medien = Federal Examination Office for Youth-Endangering Publications/Media.

Notes:
  • This list is for all indexed games, whether they are currently on the list or were in the past. To see the status (date of adding and, if applicable, date of removal), look at the corresponding trivia entries of the games in question.
  • Unless stated otherwise, the games in question are the German versions of the particular games.
  • All compilations, Special Editions or other bundles containing an indexed game are automatically indexed too, but not explicitly listed here.

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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Castle Wolfenstein1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOSMain Street Publishing, Inc.3.52
Protector II1982Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80 CoCoAtarisoft4.43
River Raid1982Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, MSX, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.64
Seafox1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, VIC-20Brøderbund Software, Inc.2.79
Beach-Head1983Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, MSX, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.18
Blue Max1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSynapse Software Corporation3.69
Falcon Patrol1983BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, MSX, VIC-20Virgin Games, Ltd.3.45
Skyfox1984Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC-88, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.3.62
19421984Amstrad CPC, Arcade, BREW, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy Color, J2ME, MSX, NES, PC-88, PlayStation 3, Sharp X1, Wii, Windows, Windows Mobile, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.18
Falcon Patrol II1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVirgin Games, Ltd.2.58
Raid Over Moscow1984Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.62
Raid on Bungeling Bay1984Commodore 64, MSX, NESBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.31
F-15 Strike Eagle1984Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Game Gear, MSX, NES, PC-98, PC Booter, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.30
Flyer Fox1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumBug-Byte Software Ltd.4.00
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.60
Silent Service1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, PC Booter, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.98
Commando1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DoJa, Electron, FM-7, Intellivision, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC Booter, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.56
Infernal Runner1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64Loriciels...
Theatre Europe1985Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDatasoft, Inc.4.00
Bank Panic1985Arcade, MSX, SEGA Master System, SG-1000SEGA of America, Inc.3.34
Rush'n Attack1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.55
Who Dares Wins1985Commodore 64Alligata Software Ltd.3.42
Desert Fox1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64U.S. Gold Ltd.3.33
Beach-Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back1985Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.81
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero1985Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.3.70
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Selected Covers

Raid Over Moscow Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Raid Over Moscow
Theatre Europe Atari 8-bit Front Cover
Front cover for Theatre Europe
Castle Wolfenstein Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Castle Wolfenstein
Skyfox Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Skyfox
Gun.Smoke Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Gun.Smoke

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from Raid Over Moscow
Credits
Screenshot from Theatre Europe
Title screen
Screenshot from Castle Wolfenstein
Title picture
Screenshot from Skyfox
Title screen
Screenshot from Gun.Smoke