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
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas2000PlayStation, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.53
Ninja1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumArcadia Systems, Inc.3.53
Wolfenstein 3D1994Jaguar, Macintosh, SNESAtari Corporation3.53
Quarantine19943DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGameTek, Inc.3.54
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation2012Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Intergrow Inc.3.55
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.55
Powerslave1996DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPlaymates Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.55
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.55
Shadow Dancer1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.55
DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil2005Linux, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.56
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.56
Redneck Rampage Rides Again1998DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.57
S.D.I.1986Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCinemaware Corporation3.57
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.57
300: March to Glory2007PSP, PS VitaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Blue Max1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSynapse Software Corporation3.58
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.58
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.59
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
Left 4 Dead 22009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.59
Take No Prisoners1997WindowsRed Orb Entertainment3.59
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.59
Soldier of Fortune2000Dreamcast, Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.60
Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach1997DOSWizardWorks Software3.60
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom U.S.A., Inc.3.60
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Selected Covers

S.D.I. DOS Front Cover
Front cover for S.D.I.
Death Sword Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Death Sword
Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War
Ninja DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from S.D.I.
Title and high scores (US release)
Screenshot from Death Sword
To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War
Title screen (Tandy/PCjr)
Screenshot from Ninja
Game group created by Xoleras (65893), additional games added to group by Sciere (434401), Terok Nor (24021) and Sicarius (60673)