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 orderUser Score
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.59
Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach1997DOSWizardWorks Group, Inc.3.60
BloodRayne2002GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxAspyr Media, Inc.3.60
Wings of Fury1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Color, PC-98, Sharp X68000Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.60
Manhunt2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.61
Borderlands2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.61
The House of the Dead III2002Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.62
River Raid1982Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Intellivision, MSX, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.62
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection2003PlayStation 2Activision Publishing, Inc.3.63
Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.63
Area-512005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.63
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh1996DOS, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.63
Drug Wars19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.63
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.64
Castle Wolfenstein1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOSMain Street Publishing, Inc.3.64
ZPC1996Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.64
Gun2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.65
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.65
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.67
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.67
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
Smash T.V.1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, Genesis, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.68
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.68
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.68
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.68
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Selected Covers

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Manhunt PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Manhunt
Stranglehold PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Stranglehold
Duke it out in D.C. DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Duke it out in D.C.

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
If you need a glass shard (weapon), break a glass
Screenshot from Manhunt
Most of these shotgun bullets will hit Tequila.
Screenshot from Stranglehold
Updated main menu for the expansion.
Screenshot from Duke it out in D.C.
Game group created by Xoleras (65872), additional games added to group by Sciere (455729), Terok Nor (24148) and Sicarius (60447)