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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Quake Mission Pack No. I: Scourge of Armagon1997DOS, Windows, Windows Mobileid Software, Inc.4.08
Quake III: Arena1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.90
Wolfenstein 3D1992Acorn 32-bit, Browser, DOS, Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.4.05
Fernandez Must Die1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumImage Works1.80
Target: Renegade1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.11
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.01
Crime Wave1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSAccess Software, Inc.3.08
Beach-Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back1985Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.88
West Bank1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software3.43
Loaded1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.67
Death Wish 31987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumGremlin Graphics Software Ltd.3.67
Joe Blade1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, MSX, ZX SpectrumDigiTek Software4.30
Fire Force1992Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari STInternational Computer Entertainment Ltd.3.61
Redneck Rampage Rides Again1998DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.50
Re-Loaded1996DOS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.52
Redneck Rampage: Suckin' Grits on Route 661998DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.18
Kingpin: Life of Crime1999Linux, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.34
Redneck Rampage1997DOS, MacintoshInterplay Productions, Inc.3.37
Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance1996DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.35
Painkiller: Resurrection2009WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.88
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.61
Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette2000Arcade, PlayStation 2Konami Amusement of America Inc.2.25
Jackal1986Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.42
Jail Break1986Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumKonami Industry Co. Ltd.2.85
Silent Scope1999Arcade, Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2Konami of America, Inc.3.34
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Selected Covers

Crime Wave DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Crime Wave
Silent Scope PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Silent Scope

Selected Screenshots

Company Title  (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from Crime Wave
Title screen.
Screenshot from Silent Scope
Main Menu
Screenshot from Painkiller: Resurrection