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
Powerslave1996DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPlaymates Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.54
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.55
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.55
Wolfenstein 3D1994Jaguar, Macintosh, SNESAtari Corporation3.56
S.D.I.1986Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCinemaware Corporation3.57
300: March to Glory2007PSP, PS VitaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.57
Golden Axe1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Android, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 3, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Windows, WonderSwan Color, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumSEGA Corporation3.58
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.58
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.59
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 4, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumHAMSTER Corporation3.59
Left 4 Dead 22009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.59
Take No Prisoners1997WindowsRed Orb Entertainment3.59
Soldier of Fortune2000Dreamcast, Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.59
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.59
Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold19923DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, DVD Player, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.59
Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach1997DOSWizardWorks Group, Inc.3.60
Wings of Fury1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Color, PC-98, Sharp X68000Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.60
Borderlands2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.61
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.61
Manhunt2003PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.3.61
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
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Selected Covers

Take No Prisoners Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Take No Prisoners
Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War
Powerslave DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Powerslave
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar Front Cover
Front cover for Wolfenstein 3D
Stranglehold PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Stranglehold

Selected Screenshots

Intro
Screenshot from Take No Prisoners
To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War
Lobotomy Software Inc
Screenshot from Powerslave
title screen
Screenshot from Wolfenstein 3D
Most of these shotgun bullets will hit Tequila.
Screenshot from Stranglehold
Game group created by Xoleras (66900), additional games added to group by Sciere (498171), Terok Nor (26203) and Sicarius (61687)