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 orderPublisherUser Score
Hooligans2002WindowsHip Interactive Corp.2.69
Sniper: Path of Vengeance2002WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.2.67
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.69
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o....
Vivisector: Beast Within2005Windows1C Company3.23
Soldier of Fortune: Payback2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Value Publishing, Inc.2.70
NecroVisioN2009Windows1C Company2.85
The Darkness II2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.49
The Darkness2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
Killing Time19953DO, Macintosh, Windows3DO Company, The3.93
Extreme Rise of the Triad1995DOSFormGen, Inc.3.34
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.78
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.51
P.O.W.1988AmigaActionware Corporation...
Capone1988Amiga, DOSActionware Corporation2.64
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.67
DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil2005Linux, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.48
SiN1998Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.88
Blade II2002PlayStation 2, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.96
Prototype 2 (Radnet Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc....
Quake II1997Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, ZeeboActivision, Inc.3.70
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection2003PlayStation 2Activision Publishing, Inc.3.63
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War2003XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.87
Quake 4: Special DVD Edition2005WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.69
ReVOLUTION2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.1.80
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Selected Covers

SiN Windows Front Cover
Front cover for SiN
TimeShift Windows Front Cover
Front cover for TimeShift
Fallout 3 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout 3

Selected Screenshots

This is where you make your choice
Screenshot from SiN
Main menu
Screenshot from TimeShift
Main menu
Screenshot from Fallout 3
Game group created by Xoleras (66865), additional games added to group by Sciere (505956), Terok Nor (26382) and Sicarius (61658)