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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition2006PSPVivendi Universal Games International S.A.0.00
BraveStarr1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGO!0.80
Mountie Mick's Deathride1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumReaktör Software0.75
Island Peril1995DOSAtlantean Interactive Games0.80
Nerves of Steel1995DOSMerit Studios, Inc.0.89
Highlander1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.0.94
Little Britain: The Video Game2007PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsBlast Entertainment Ltd.1.14
ReVOLUTION2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.1.19
Sharkey's Moll1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumZeppelin Games Limited1.75
Death Wish 31987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumGremlin Graphics Software Ltd.3.67
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub1.29
Shockway Rider1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFTL - Faster Than Light3.75
Postal III2011WindowsAkella1.71
50 Cent: Bulletproof2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.1.72
Fernandez Must Die1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumImage Works1.80
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.85
NARC2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.1.86
Prohibition1987Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Multimedia SA2.92
Veteran1988Amiga, Atari STInfogrames Europe SA1.92
Alcatraz1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSInfogrames Europe SA1.92
Nitemare-3D1994DOS, Windows 3.xGray Design Associates1.96
Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror2003PlayStation 2, WindowsEncore, Inc.2.00
P.O.W.1988AmigaActionware Corporation2.00
Crackdown 22010Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios2.14
Express Raider1986Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumData East USA, Inc.2.15
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Selected Covers

ReVOLUTION Windows Front Cover
Front cover for ReVOLUTION
NARC Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for NARC
Crackdown 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Crackdown 2
BraveStarr Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for BraveStarr
Nerves of Steel DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Nerves of Steel

Selected Screenshots

Well, here I am.  My first day on the job as a janitor at The Corporation.
Screenshot from ReVOLUTION
Loading screen
Screenshot from Veteran
Jack on patrol.
Screenshot from NARC
Title screen
Screenshot from BraveStarr
Title screen
Screenshot from Nerves of Steel