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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
Harvester1996DOS, Linux, WindowsMerit Studios, Inc.3.53
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.53
Left 4 Dead 22009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.53
Commando1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DoJa, Electron, FM-7, Intellivision, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC Booter, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.54
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach1997DOSWizardWorks Software3.55
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.3.55
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 Corporation3.56
Quake 42005Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.56
Manhunt2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.57
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict2005XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.57
Borderlands2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.57
Gun2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.58
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ 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
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, 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.3.60
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.60
Crime Patrol19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.60
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Selected Covers

Commando Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Commando
Borderlands PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Borderlands
Take No Prisoners Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Take No Prisoners
Gun Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gun
Crime Patrol CD-i Front Cover
Front cover for Crime Patrol

Selected Screenshots

title screen
Screenshot from Commando
Main Menu
Screenshot from Borderlands
Intro
Screenshot from Take No Prisoners
Main title screen
Screenshot from Gun
The main menu
Screenshot from Crime Patrol