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 ascending orderUser Score
Hardline1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.05
Target: Renegade1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.05
Painkiller: Resurrection2009WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.06
E-SWAT: Cyber Police1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.07
Postal²2003Macintosh, WindowsWhiptail Interactive3.07
Black Belt1986SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.08
Rambo III1989GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.08
Silent Hill: Homecoming2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.09
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.10
Platoon1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX SpectrumData East Corporation3.10
Wanted: Weapons of Fate2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.12
Conflict: Denied Ops2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.12
Quake II1999Nintendo 64Activision, Inc.3.15
Falcon Patrol1983BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, MSX, VIC-20Virgin Games, Ltd.3.15
The Club2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.18
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o....
Reservoir Dogs2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.18
Dark Sector2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360D3Publisher of America, Inc.3.19
19421984Amstrad CPC, Android, Arcade, BREW, Commodore 64, FM-7, Game Boy Color, iPad, iPhone, J2ME, MSX, NES, PC-88, PlayStation 3, Sharp X1, Wii, Windows, Windows Mobile, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.19
Ninja Gaiden II2008Xbox 360Tecmo, Inc.3.19
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.20
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop2009WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.20
Die Hard 2: Die Harder1992Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSGrandslam Video Ltd.3.20
Golden Axe: Beast Rider2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.20
The Punisher1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.21
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Selected Covers

El Matador Windows Front Cover
Front cover for El Matador
Falcon Patrol Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Falcon Patrol
Die Hard 2: Die Harder DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Black Belt SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for Black Belt

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from El Matador
Starting location
Screenshot from Falcon Patrol
Title screen.
Screenshot from Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Title
Screenshot from Black Belt
Game group created by Xoleras (67028), additional games added to group by Sciere (488509), Terok Nor (26189) and Sicarius (61892)