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 Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
From Dusk Till Dawn2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.47
Blade of Darkness2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.70
Red Faction2001Macintosh, N-Gage, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsGraphsim Entertainment Inc.3.43
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.4.00
Sniper: Path of Vengeance2002WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.2.78
Red Faction II2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.08
The House of the Dead III2002Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.65
ReVOLUTION2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.1.19
Unreal Tournament 20032002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.74
State of Emergency2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGlobal Star Software Inc.2.18
BloodRayne2002GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.50
Hooligans2002WindowsHip Interactive Corp.2.73
Gore: Ultimate Soldier2002WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.64
Blade II2002PlayStation 2, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.54
Dead to Rights2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxHip Interactive Corp.3.28
Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror2003PlayStation 2, WindowsEncore, Inc.2.00
Postal²: Share the Pain2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc.4.12
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection2003PlayStation 2Activision Publishing, Inc.3.54
Postal²2003Macintosh, WindowsWhiptail Interactive3.03
Command & Conquer: Generals2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.84
Manhunt2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.56
Command & Conquer: Generals - Deluxe Edition2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.4.05
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War2003XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.08
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Silent Scope Complete2004XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Silent Scope Complete Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Silent Scope Complete
Blade of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Blade of Darkness
From Dusk Till Dawn Windows Front Cover
Front cover for From Dusk Till Dawn

Selected Screenshots

In a dwarven mine, you encounter some horrors. Notice the excellent light/shadow engine.
Screenshot from Blade of Darkness
Helping Hank (the guy on fire) take on flamethrower-wielding Chief Tidus Bell, who likes his manflesh nicely toasted.
Screenshot from From Dusk Till Dawn
Screenshot from Dead to Rights