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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.3.54
Seafox1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, VIC-20Brøderbund Software, Inc.2.79
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
Beach-Head1983Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, MSX, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.23
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.4.03
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
Falcon Patrol II1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVirgin Games, Ltd.2.58
Raid on Bungeling Bay1984Commodore 64, MSX, NESBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.31
Raid Over Moscow1984Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, 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.3.19
Flyer Fox1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumBug-Byte Software Ltd.4.00
Skyfox1984Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC-88, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.3.62
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.3.58
Beach-Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back1985Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.81
Who Dares Wins1985Commodore 64Alligata Software Ltd.3.42
Desert Fox1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64U.S. Gold Ltd.4.00
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.60
West Bank1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software3.38
Bank Panic1985Arcade, MSX, SEGA Master System, SG-1000SEGA of America, Inc.3.35
Rush'n Attack1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Thomson TO, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.64
Silent Service1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, PC Booter, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.98
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero1985Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.3.70
Who Dares Wins II1985Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumAlligata Software Ltd.3.84
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Selected Covers

Who Dares Wins Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Who Dares Wins
1942 NES Front Cover
Front cover for 1942
Gun.Smoke Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Gun.Smoke
Commando Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Commando

Selected Screenshots

title screen
Screenshot from Who Dares Wins
Title screen
Screenshot from 1942
Title screen
Screenshot from Gun.Smoke
title screen
Screenshot from Commando