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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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point2006WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.85
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.62
State of Emergency 22006PlayStation 2SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.17
Reservoir Dogs2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.34
El Matador (Games Convention 2006 Edition)2006WindowsBrigades...
Painkiller: Hell Wars2006XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.29
Dead Rising2006Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.82
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.85
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.80
NARC2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.1.86
Area-512005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.59
Cold Winter2005PlayStation 2Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.96
Cold Fear2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxUbisoft, Inc.3.27
DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil2005Linux, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.49
Red Ninja: End of Honor2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.03
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.58
Resident Evil 42005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.86
ÜberSoldier2005WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG3.63
Vivisector: Beast Within2005Windows1C Company3.30
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.12
Dead to Rights II2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxNamco Hometek Inc.2.93
50 Cent: Bulletproof2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.1.72
Condemned: Criminal Origins2005Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.95
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.40
Gun2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.58
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Selected Covers

Cold Winter PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Cold Winter
ÜberSoldier Windows Front Cover
Front cover for ÜberSoldier
Painkiller: Hell Wars Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Painkiller: Hell Wars
The Punisher PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for The Punisher
Cold Fear Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Cold Fear

Selected Screenshots

The game's title screen. This follows the usual display of company logos and stays on screen while the game loads.
One pixel may have been lost as a result of playing via an emulator.
Screenshot from Cold Winter
Main menu
Screenshot from ÜberSoldier
Main Menu
Screenshot from The Punisher
Main Title
Screenshot from Cold Fear
Main title screen
Screenshot from Gun