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
S.D.I.1986Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCinemaware Corporation3.57
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.57
Left 4 Dead 22009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.58
Borderlands2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.58
DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil2005Linux, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.58
Lost Patrol1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.3.58
Golden Axe1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, iPhone, PlayStation 3, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Windows, WonderSwan Color, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumSEGA Corporation3.59
Take No Prisoners1997WindowsRed Orb Entertainment3.59
Area-512005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.59
River Raid1982Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, MSX, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.60
Gun2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.60
Quarantine19943DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGameTek, Inc.3.60
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.60
Soldier of Fortune2000Dreamcast, Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.60
Wings of Fury1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Color, PC-98, Sharp X68000Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.61
Fire Force1992Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari STInternational Computer Entertainment Ltd.3.61
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.61
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh1996DOS, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.61
Dead Island2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.62
John Woo presents Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.62
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.62
Quake 42005Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.62
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
ÜberSoldier2005WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG3.63
ZPC1996Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.64
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Selected Covers

Quarantine DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Quarantine
Fire Force Amiga CD32 Front Cover
Front cover for Fire Force
Wings of Fury DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Wings of Fury
Lost Patrol Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Lost Patrol

Selected Screenshots

Developer's logo
Screenshot from Quarantine
Title screen.
Screenshot from Fire Force
Intro.
Screenshot from Wings of Fury
Part of the introduction sequence (VGA)
Screenshot from Lost Patrol