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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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Zero Tolerance1994GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.41
Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Master System, SNES, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.72
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.94
Crusader: No Remorse1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.82
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.78
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.36
The Terminator: Future Shock1995DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.33
Extreme Rise of the Triad1995DOSFormGen, Inc.3.34
War Gods1995Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.2.23
Loaded1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.50
Killing Time19953DO, Macintosh, Windows3DO Company, The4.01
Nerves of Steel1995DOSMerit Studios, Inc.0.89
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.53
Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.93
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.10
Island Peril1995DOSAtlantean Interactive Games0.71
Expect No Mercy1995Windows 3.xMicroforum International...
Powerslave1996DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows 3.xPlaymates Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.44
Project Overkill1996PlayStationKonami of America, Inc.3.39
ZPC1996Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.64
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.88
Die Hard Trilogy1996PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.46
Die Hard Arcade1996Arcade, SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.85
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.89
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Selected Covers

Project Overkill PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Project Overkill
Die Hard Arcade SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Die Hard Arcade
Die Hard Trilogy Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Die Hard Trilogy

Selected Screenshots

Intro
Screenshot from Project Overkill
Title Screen
Screenshot from Die Hard Arcade
Main Title
Screenshot from Die Hard Trilogy
Title Screen
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat 3