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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Unreal Tournament III2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.47
Gears of War 22008Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.47
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsApogee Software, Ltd.3.47
F.3.A.R.2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.48
BloodRayne2002GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.49
Mad Dog McCree19913DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.49
Ninja1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumArcadia Systems, 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.3.50
Requiem: Avenging Angel1999Windows3DO Company, The3.54
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
Harvester1996DOS, Linux, WindowsMerit Studios, Inc.3.53
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.53
Call of Duty: World at War2008PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.54
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.54
Dead Rising 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.55
Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach1997DOSWizardWorks Software3.55
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.55
Manhunt2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.55
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.55
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.56
S.D.I.1986Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCinemaware Corporation3.57
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Selected Covers

Mad Dog McCree DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Mad Dog McCree
Gears of War 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War 2
Re-Loaded DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Re-Loaded
Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War

Selected Screenshots

Title Sequence
Screenshot from Mad Dog McCree
Title screen
Screenshot from Gears of War 2
Gremlin logo
Screenshot from Re-Loaded
To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War