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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 Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Blade of Darkness2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.68
Max Payne2001Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Gathering4.03
Rune: Gold2001WindowsGod Games4.00
Sniper: Path of Vengeance2002WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.2.78
Dead to Rights2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxHip Interactive Corp.3.28
Hooligans2002WindowsHip Interactive Corp.2.79
Unreal Tournament 20032002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.73
BloodRayne2002GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.36
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.98
The House of the Dead III2002Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.42
Red Faction II2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.11
ReVOLUTION2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.1.19
Gore: Ultimate Soldier2002WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.64
State of Emergency2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGlobal Star Software Inc.2.18
Blade II2002PlayStation 2, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.54
Command & Conquer: Generals - Deluxe Edition2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.4.05
Postal²2003Macintosh, WindowsWhiptail Interactive3.01
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War2003XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.15
Command & Conquer: Generals2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.85
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection2003PlayStation 2Activision Publishing, Inc.3.35
Postal²: Share the Pain2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc.4.12
Fugitive Hunter: War on Terror2003PlayStation 2, WindowsEncore, Inc.2.00
Manhunt2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.55
Nitro Family2004WindowsValuSoft, Inc.2.79
Painkiller2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.83
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Selected Covers

Blade of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Blade of Darkness
BloodRayne PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for BloodRayne
Red Faction II Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Red Faction II

Selected Screenshots

In a dwarven mine, you encounter some horrors. Notice the excellent light/shadow engine.
Screenshot from Blade of Darkness
The obligatory main menu shot.
Screenshot from BloodRayne
The first mission is a prequel to the game, as Sopot Elite Guard Alias infiltrates a foreign military base to steal Capek's Nanocell, the object responsible for this entire mess
Screenshot from Red Faction II