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.

  • 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
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.57
S.D.I.1986Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCinemaware Corporation3.57
Manhunt2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.57
Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach1997DOSWizardWorks Software3.57
300: March to Glory2007PSPWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.58
Left 4 Dead 22009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.58
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, 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
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
Lost Patrol1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.3.58
Take No Prisoners1997WindowsRed Orb Entertainment3.59
Soldier of Fortune2000Dreamcast, Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.59
BloodRayne2002GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.60
Quarantine19943DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGameTek, Inc.3.60
River Raid1982Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, MSX, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.61
Wings of Fury1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Color, PC-98, Sharp X68000Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.61
Borderlands2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.61
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh1996DOS, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.61
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.61
Fire Force1992Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari STInternational Computer Entertainment Ltd....
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.62
Harvester1996DOS, Linux, WindowsMerit Studios, Inc.3.62
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
Area-512005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.63
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Selected Covers

Harvester DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Harvester
River Raid PC Booter Front Cover
Front cover for River Raid
Lost Patrol Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Lost Patrol
Area-51 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Area-51
Death Sword DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Death Sword

Selected Screenshots

Opening movie
Screenshot from Harvester
Title screen
Screenshot from River Raid
Part of the introduction sequence (VGA)
Screenshot from Lost Patrol
Title screen
Screenshot from Area-51
Title and high scores (US release)
Screenshot from Death Sword
Game group created by Xoleras (65926), additional games added to group by Sciere (385438), Terok Nor (23111) and Sicarius (60808)