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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
Chasm: The Rift1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.40
Take No Prisoners1997WindowsRed Orb Entertainment3.59
Blood: Plasma Pak1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.00
Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach1997DOSWizardWorks Software3.55
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.62
Carmageddon1997Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Symbian, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.68
Flesh Feast1997WindowsSegaSoft, Inc.2.30
Mortal Kombat 41997Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.3.18
Blood1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.07
Redneck Rampage1997DOS, MacintoshInterplay Productions, Inc.3.36
Quake II1997Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, ZeeboActivision, Inc.3.61
Shadow Warrior1997DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.93
Duke Nukem 3D1998GenesisTec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.2.98
Half-Life1998Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.10
SiN1998Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.79
Resident Evil 21998PlayStationCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.05
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines1998WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.94
NAM1998DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.2.33
Blood II: The Chosen1998WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.39
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now1998Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.65
Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 661998DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.18
Redneck Rampage Rides Again1998DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.46
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.46
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.83
Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning1998Windowsid Software, Inc.3.67
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Selected Covers

Resident Evil 2 PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil 2
Half-Life Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Half-Life

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Resident Evil 2
The project that caused all this mess (playing in lower resolution cos of faster performance, using Direct3D).
Screenshot from Half-Life