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.

  • 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
Techno Cop1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, ZX SpectrumRazorSoft, Inc.3.09
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.10
E-SWAT: Cyber Police1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.10
Space Pirates19923DO, Arcade, DOS, DVD Player, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.11
Wanted: Weapons of Fate2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.12
Dark Sector2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360D3Publisher of America, Inc.3.12
Persian Gulf Inferno1989Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Innerprise Software, Inc.3.14
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o.3.14
State of Emergency 22006PlayStation 2SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.17
The Club2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.18
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.18
19421984Amstrad CPC, Arcade, BREW, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy Color, J2ME, MSX, NES, PC-88, PlayStation 3, Sharp X1, Wii, Windows, Windows Mobile, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.18
Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 661998DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.18
F-15 Strike Eagle1984Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Game Gear, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PC Booter, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.18
Ninja Gaiden II2008Xbox 360Tecmo, Inc.3.19
Die Hard 2: Die Harder1992Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSGrandslam Video Ltd.3.20
Medal of Honor2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.21
Renegade1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 4, SEGA Master System, Thomson MO, Wii, Wii U, ZX SpectrumAksys Games Localization, Inc.3.23
Conflict: Denied Ops2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.23
Top Gun1986Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Thomson MO, ZX SpectrumMindscape, Inc.3.25
Cold Fear2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxUbisoft, Inc.3.26
Mortal Kombat 41997Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.3.26
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.26
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop2009WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.27
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Selected Covers

Persian Gulf Inferno Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Persian Gulf Inferno
Cold Fear Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Cold Fear
E-SWAT: Cyber Police SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for E-SWAT: Cyber Police

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Persian Gulf Inferno
Main Title
Screenshot from Cold Fear
Title screen
Screenshot from E-SWAT: Cyber Police