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
Requiem: Avenging Angel1999Windows3DO Company, The3.52
Die Hard Trilogy1996PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.52
Gears of War 22008Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.52
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation2012Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Intergrow Inc.3.53
ZPC1996Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.53
Wolfenstein 3D1994Jaguar, Macintosh, SNESAtari Corporation3.53
Shadow Dancer1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.54
Quarantine19943DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGameTek, Inc.3.54
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom U.S.A., 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
DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil2005Linux, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.56
Redneck Rampage Rides Again1998DOSInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.57
S.D.I.1986Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCinemaware Corporation3.57
300: March to Glory2007PSP, PS VitaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.57
BloodRayne2002GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.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 Corporation3.58
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.58
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.3.58
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.59
Left 4 Dead 22009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.59
Take No Prisoners1997WindowsRed Orb Entertainment3.59
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Selected Covers

Golden Axe Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Golden Axe
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
ZPC Windows Front Cover
Front cover for ZPC
The Punisher PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for The Punisher

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Golden Axe
The main menu is very atmospheric and feels almost like real place.
Screenshot from Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Main Menu
Screenshot from ZPC
Main Menu
Screenshot from The Punisher
Game group created by Xoleras (67063), additional games added to group by Sciere (466608), Terok Nor (25713) and Sicarius (61902)