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
Gears of War 22008Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.48
BloodRayne2002GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.49
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.49
Mad Dog McCree19913DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.49
The Darkness II2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.50
Redneck Rampage Rides Again1998DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.50
Who Dares Wins II1985Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumAlligata Software Ltd.3.51
F.3.A.R.2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.52
Requiem: Avenging Angel1999Windows3DO Company, The3.54
Dead Rising 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.52
Re-Loaded1996DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.52
Die Hard Trilogy1996PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.52
Shadow Dancer1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.52
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.53
Call of Duty: World at War2008PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.53
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.53
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection2003PlayStation 2Activision Publishing, Inc.3.54
Ninja1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumArcadia Systems, Inc.3.54
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.55
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.55
Manhunt2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.56
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.56
Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach1997DOSWizardWorks Software3.56
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.56
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.57
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Selected Covers

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War
The House of the Dead 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The House of the Dead 2
The Darkness II Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Darkness II
BloodRayne PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for BloodRayne

Selected Screenshots

The main menu is very atmospheric and feels almost like real place.
Screenshot from Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War
Title screen
Screenshot from The House of the Dead 2
Main menu
Screenshot from The Darkness II
The obligatory main menu shot.
Screenshot from BloodRayne