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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Hatred2015WindowsDestructive Creations...
Dying Light2015Linux, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.44
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver4.64
Dead Rising 32013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
Syndicate2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.39
The Darkness II2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.50
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.43
Prototype 2 (Radnet Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc....
Sleeping Dogs2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.88
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation2012Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Intergrow Inc.3.55
F.3.A.R.2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.91
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut2011PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc....
Bulletstorm2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.00
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc....
Postal III2011WindowsAkella1.50
Mortal Kombat2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.07
Saints Row: The Third2011Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.91
Dead Island2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.52
Rise of Nightmares2011Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc....
Medal of Honor (Tier 1 Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.58
Dead to Rights: Retribution2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc....
Aliens vs Predator2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.32
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.57
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Selected Covers

Hatred Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hatred
Sleeping Dogs Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sleeping Dogs
Mortal Kombat Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Mortal Kombat
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Sleeping Dogs
The game starts with the events of <moby game="Mortal Kombat: Armageddon">Mortal Kombat: Armageddon</moby>.
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat
The main menu is very atmospheric and feels almost like real place.
Screenshot from Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Title screen
Screenshot from F.3.A.R.
Main menu
Screenshot from The Darkness II
Game group created by Xoleras (65907), additional games added to group by Sciere (414862), Terok Nor (23840) and Sicarius (60745)