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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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver4.50
Dead Rising 32013Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc....
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.42
The Darkness II2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.16
Syndicate2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.39
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation2012Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Nordic Games GmbH3.07
Sleeping Dogs2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.64
Prototype 2 (Radnet Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.1.00
Dead Island2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.67
Saints Row: The Third2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.74
Bulletstorm2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.04
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut2011PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.3.38
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.4.00
Rise of Nightmares2011Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.71
Postal III2011WindowsAkella1.71
Mortal Kombat2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.29
F.3.A.R.2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.61
Dead Rising 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.47
Splatterhouse2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.65
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.72
Call of Duty: Black Ops2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.73
Medal of Honor2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.33
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.50
Crackdown 22010Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios2.14
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Selected Covers

Singularity Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Singularity
Dead Island PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Island
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Medal of Honor Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Medal of Honor

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Singularity
Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Island
The main menu is very atmospheric and feels almost like real place.
Screenshot from Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Title Screen with the face of the game: Delta Force Dusty
Screenshot from Medal of Honor
Title Screen
Screenshot from Dead Rising 2