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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.84
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.53
Medal of Honor1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPElectronic Arts, Inc.3.91
Silent Scope1999Arcade, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2Konami of America, Inc.3.34
Mortal Kombat 41999Game Boy ColorMidway Games, Inc.2.57
Quake II1999Nintendo 64Activision, Inc.3.09
Quake III: Arena1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.90
Mortyr 2093 - 19441999WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.2.47
Requiem: Avenging Angel1999Windows3DO Company, The3.54
Unreal Tournament1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.80
Quake II: Quad Damage1999Windowsid Software, Inc.4.03
Kingpin: Life of Crime1999Linux, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.34
Aliens Versus Predator1999WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.78
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis1999Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.87
Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette2000Arcade, PlayStation 2Konami Amusement of America Inc.2.25
Soldier of Fortune2000Dreamcast, Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.60
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas2000PlayStation, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.69
Aliens Versus Predator: Gold Edition2000Macintosh, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.99
Nightmare Creatures II2000Dreamcast, PlayStationKonami Corporation3.74
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica2000DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.98
Hitman: Codename 472000WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.72
Return to Castle Wolfenstein2001Linux, Macintosh, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.93
Max Payne2001Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Gathering4.06
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X2001Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.88
Rune: Gold2001WindowsGod Games4.00
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Selected Covers

The House of the Dead 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The House of the Dead 2
Aliens Versus Predator Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Aliens Versus Predator
Silent Scope PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Silent Scope
Quake III: Arena Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Quake III: Arena
Unreal Tournament Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Unreal Tournament

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The House of the Dead 2
ingame title
Screenshot from Aliens Versus Predator
Title screen.
Screenshot from Silent Scope
Part of the introduction sequence
Screenshot from Quake III: Arena
Main menu
Screenshot from Unreal Tournament