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
Little Britain: The Video Game2007PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsBlast Entertainment Ltd....
Mountie Mick's Deathride1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumReaktör Software...
Island Peril1995DOSAtlantean Interactive Games0.92
Nerves of Steel1995DOSMerit Studios, Inc.0.98
Highlander1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.1.05
50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition2006PSPVivendi Universal Games International S.A....
BraveStarr1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGO!1.17
Expect No Mercy1995Windows 3.xMicroforum International...
Mandroid1987Commodore 64CRL Group PLC...
Sharkey's Moll1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumZeppelin Games Limited1.30
Dick Marcinko: Rogue Warrior2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub1.37
Death Wish 31987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumGremlin Graphics Software Limited1.57
Soldier One1985Commodore 64American Action AB...
Postal III2011WindowsAkella1.62
Shockway Rider1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFTL - Faster Than Light...
ReVOLUTION2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.1.80
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.90
Nitemare-3D1994DOS, Windows 3.xGray Design Associates1.93
NARC2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.1.94
Prohibition1987Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Multimedia SA1.94
P.O.W.1988AmigaActionware Corporation...
Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror2003PlayStation 2, WindowsEncore, Inc....
Alcatraz1992Amiga, Atari ST, DOSInfogrames Europe SA2.04
Veteran1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSInfogrames Europe SA...
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos Interactive Ltd.2.09
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Selected Covers

NARC Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for NARC
Death Wish 3 MSX Front Cover
Front cover for Death Wish 3
Nerves of Steel DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Nerves of Steel
Expect No Mercy Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for Expect No Mercy

Selected Screenshots

Jack on patrol.
Screenshot from NARC
Loading screen
Screenshot from Death Wish 3
Title screen
Screenshot from Nerves of Steel
Main menu
Screenshot from Expect No Mercy
F yeah main menu
Screenshot from Postal III
Game group created by Xoleras (67028), additional games added to group by Sciere (488613), Terok Nor (26189) and Sicarius (61892)