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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in descending orderMobyScore
Infernal Runner1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64Loriciels...
Dead Rising 32013Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc....
Expect No Mercy1995Windows 3.xMicroforum International...
Silent Scope Complete2004XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
The Shield: The Game2007PlayStation 2, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc....
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
El Matador (Games Convention 2006 Edition)2006WindowsBrigades...
So You Wanna Be A Redneck1998WindowsHead Games Publishing, Inc....
Mandroid1987Commodore 64CRL Group PLC...
Battle Island1988Commodore 64Novagen Software Ltd...
Terror Strike2006WindowsKonami of Europe GmbH...
Malice: 23rd Century Ultraconversion for Quake1997DOS, Macintosh, WindowsQuantum Axcess4.59
Blade II2002PlayStation 2, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.54
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver4.50
Meat Puppet1997WindowsPlaymates Interactive Entertainment, Inc.4.50
Wanted1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Europe SA4.47
Protector II1982Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80 CoCoAtarisoft4.43
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Uncaged Edition)2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.4.35
Joe Blade1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, MSX, ZX SpectrumDigiTek Software4.30
Painkiller: Hell Wars2006XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.29
Mortal Kombat2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.29
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon2006PlayStation 2, Wii, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.4.25
The Godfather: Blackhand Edition2007PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.4.16
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War2003XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.15
Resident Evil 42005GameCubeCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.14
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Selected Covers

Painkiller: Hell Wars Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Painkiller: Hell Wars
Mortal Kombat Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Mortal Kombat
Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Rising 3
Terror Strike Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Terror Strike

Selected Screenshots

The game starts with the events of <moby game="Mortal Kombat: Armageddon">Mortal Kombat: Armageddon</moby>.
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat
Title Screen.
Screenshot from Terror Strike