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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon2006PlayStation 2, Wii, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.4.31
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.59
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.94
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.83
Postal: Fudge Pack2006Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc....
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point2006WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.81
State of Emergency 22006PlayStation 2SouthPeak Interactive LLC...
Reservoir Dogs2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.26
El Matador (Games Convention 2006 Edition)2006WindowsBrigades...
Painkiller: Hell Wars2006XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.14
Dead Rising2006PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.80
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.90
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.77
50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition2006PSPVivendi Universal Games International S.A....
Resident Evil 42005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.89
Predator: Concrete Jungle2005PlayStation 2, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.2.44
NARC2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.1.94
ÜberSoldier2005WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG3.52
Vivisector: Beast Within2005Windows1C Company3.23
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.10
Dead to Rights II2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxNamco Hometek Inc.2.93
50 Cent: Bulletproof2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.2.18
Condemned: Criminal Origins2005Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.96
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.61
Gun2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.65
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Selected Covers

Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War
Resident Evil 4 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil 4
Vivisector: Beast Within Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Vivisector: Beast Within
State of Emergency 2 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for State of Emergency 2

Selected Screenshots

To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War
Main menu
Screenshot from Resident Evil 4
Main Menu
Screenshot from Vivisector: Beast Within
Game group created by Xoleras (65890), additional games added to group by Sciere (435463), Terok Nor (24023) and Sicarius (60673)