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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Nightmare Creatures II2000Dreamcast, PlayStationKonami Corporation3.74
Contra1987Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DoJa, DOS, MSX, NES, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.86
Silent Scope Complete2004XboxKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Silent Hill: Homecoming2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.04
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.3.98
Project Overkill1996PlayStationKonami of America, Inc.3.39
Predator 21991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.2.83
Infernal Runner1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64Loriciels...
Persian Gulf Inferno1989Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Innerprise Software, Inc.3.14
BloodRayne2002GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.49
Alpha Prime2006WindowsMeridian4, Inc.2.86
Nerves of Steel1995DOSMerit Studios, Inc.0.89
The Fortress of Dr. Radiaki1994DOSMerit Studios, Inc.2.27
Leatherneck1988Amiga, Atari STMicroDeal Ltd.2.92
Expect No Mercy1995Windows 3.xMicroforum International...
Fire Power1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSMicroIllusions3.84
The Punisher1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.37
Soldiers of Fortune1993Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Genesis, J2ME, Linux, Macintosh, SNES, WindowsSpectrum Holobyte, Inc.3.74
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.55
Gears of War 22008Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.47
Crackdown 22010Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios2.14
Dead Rising 32013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.73
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.68
Final DOOM1996PlayStationMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.74
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Selected Covers

Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War
Predator 2 Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Predator 2
Crackdown 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Crackdown 2
Silent Scope Complete Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Silent Scope Complete
Infernal Runner Amstrad CPC Front Cover
Front cover for Infernal Runner

Selected Screenshots

To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War
Title
Screenshot from Predator 2
Title screen
Screenshot from Infernal Runner
Konami Logo (CGA)
Screenshot from Contra
Intro
Screenshot from Project Overkill