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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 orderMobyScore
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.53
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.53
Harvester1996DOS, Linux, WindowsMerit Studios, Inc.3.53
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.53
Dead Rising 22010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach1997DOSWizardWorks Software3.55
Golden Axe: Beast Rider2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.55
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 Corporation3.55
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.55
Manhunt2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.55
Rush'n Attack1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.56
Quake 42005Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.56
Borderlands2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.57
Left 4 Dead 22009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.57
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict2005XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.57
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.58
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.58
Gun2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.58
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.58
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.58
Lost Patrol1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.3.58
Take No Prisoners1997WindowsRed Orb Entertainment3.59
John Woo presents Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.59
Area-512005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.59
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.60
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Selected Covers

Dead Rising 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Rising 2
Mortal Kombat DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Mortal Kombat
Quake 4 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Quake 4
Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Dead Rising 2
Title Screen
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat
Title Screen.
Screenshot from Quake 4
To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War
Part of the introduction sequence (VGA)
Screenshot from Lost Patrol