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
The Punisher1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.37
Manhunt 22007PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.38
Shellshock: Nam '672004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.39
Syndicate2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.39
Project Overkill1996PlayStationKonami of America, Inc.3.39
Blood II: The Chosen1998WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.39
Call of Duty: Black Ops2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.40
Blazing Thunder1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumHi-Tec Software Ltd.3.40
Zero Tolerance1994GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.41
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.42
Juggernaut: The New Story For Quake II1998WindowsHead Games Publishing, Inc.3.42
Jackal1986Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.42
West Bank1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software3.43
Red Faction2001Macintosh, N-Gage, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsGraphsim Entertainment Inc.3.43
The Godfather II2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.43
The Mark2006WindowsAkella3.43
Los Angeles SWAT1986Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumEntertainment USA3.43
Powerslave1996DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPlaymates Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.43
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now1998Macintosh, Nintendo 64, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.44
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.3.44
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.44
Operation Wolf1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.44
Falcon Patrol1983BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, MSX, VIC-20Virgin Games, Ltd.3.45
The House of the Dead1996Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.46
Unreal Tournament III2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.47
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Selected Covers

Unreal Tournament III Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Unreal Tournament III
Manhunt 2 PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Manhunt 2
1942 NES Front Cover
Front cover for 1942
Los Angeles SWAT Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Los Angeles SWAT
Call of Duty: Black Ops Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Call of Duty: Black Ops

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Unreal Tournament III
Title Screen (in Russian)
Screenshot from Manhunt 2
Title screen
Screenshot from 1942
Title screen
Screenshot from Los Angeles SWAT
Starting the game.  This is the interrogation cell you are held in for the majority of the game.
Screenshot from Call of Duty: Black Ops