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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.74
Soldier of Fortune: Payback2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Value Publishing, Inc.2.80
Vivisector: Beast Within2005Windows1C Company3.30
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.65
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o.3.14
Hooligans2002WindowsHip Interactive Corp.2.79
Sniper: Path of Vengeance2002WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.2.78
The Darkness II2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.16
The Darkness2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.93
Requiem: Avenging Angel1999Windows3DO Company, The3.54
Killing Time19953DO, Macintosh, Windows3DO Company, The4.00
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Xbox 3603D Realms Entertainment3.99
Shadow Warrior1997DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.93
Extreme Rise of the Triad1995DOSFormGen, Inc.3.34
NecroVisioN2009Windows1C Company2.83
Zero Tolerance1994GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.40
P.O.W.1988AmigaActionware Corporation2.50
Prototype2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.05
River Raid1982Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, MSX, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.64
DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil2005Linux, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.78
Quake 4: Special DVD Edition2005WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.91
SiN1998Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.79
Gun2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.58
Quake II1997Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, ZeeboActivision, Inc.3.61
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.40
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Selected Covers

SiN Windows Front Cover
Front cover for SiN
NecroVisioN Windows Front Cover
Front cover for NecroVisioN
Shadow Warrior DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Shadow Warrior

Selected Screenshots

This is where you make your choice
Screenshot from SiN
Main menu
Screenshot from NecroVisioN
Taste my twin Uzis!
Screenshot from Shadow Warrior