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
Blue Max1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSynapse Software Corporation3.64
John Woo presents Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.64
F.3.A.R.2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.64
ZPC1996Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.64
The House of the Dead III2002Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.65
Gun2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.65
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.3.66
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.67
Loaded1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.67
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.67
Killer Instinct1994Arcade, Game Boy, SNESMidway Games, Inc.3.67
Quake II1997Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, ZeeboActivision, Inc.3.67
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.67
Golden Axe: Beast Rider2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.67
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.68
Cannon Fodder19933DO, Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOS, Game Boy Color, Genesis, J2ME, Jaguar, Linux, Macintosh, SNES, Symbian, WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.68
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.68
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.68
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas2000PlayStation, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.69
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.69
Quake 4: Special DVD Edition2005WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.69
Blade of Darkness2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.70
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.70
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Selected Covers

Golden Axe: Beast Rider PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Golden Axe: Beast Rider
Blade of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Blade of Darkness
Loaded PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Loaded
Killer Instinct Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Killer Instinct

Selected Screenshots

Main menu.
Screenshot from Golden Axe: Beast Rider
In a dwarven mine, you encounter some horrors. Notice the excellent light/shadow engine.
Screenshot from Blade of Darkness
Getting shot by the characters in the intro cinematic.
Screenshot from Loaded
Title
Screenshot from Killer Instinct
Game group created by Xoleras (65960), additional games added to group by Sciere (377366), Terok Nor (22576) and Sicarius (60818)