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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Resident Evil 42005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.87
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.73
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.44
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.4.00
Resident Evil 42005GameCubeCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.15
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis1999Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.87
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop2009WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.27
Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance2005PlayStation 2, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Dead Rising2006Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.80
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X2001Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.88
Dead Rising 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.55
Borderlands2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.58
S.D.I.1986Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCinemaware Corporation3.57
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.87
Blade of Darkness2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.68
War Zone1991Amiga, Atari STCore Design Ltd.3.00
Mandroid1987Commodore 64CRL Group PLC...
From Dusk Till Dawn2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.47
Express Raider1986Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumData East USA, Inc.2.15
Theatre Europe1985Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDatasoft, Inc.4.00
Dead Island2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.62
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver4.71
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.42
Space Pirates19923DO, Arcade, DOS, DVD Player, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.11
Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold19923DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.4.23
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Selected Covers

Resident Evil 4 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil 4
S.D.I. DOS Front Cover
Front cover for S.D.I.
Mandroid Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Mandroid

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Resident Evil 4
Title Screen
Screenshot from S.D.I.
Title
Screenshot from Mandroid
Title screen
Screenshot from Dead Island