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
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.62
Borderlands2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.62
Gun.Smoke1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.62
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
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
ÜberSoldier2005WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG3.63
Blue Max1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSynapse Software Corporation3.64
Castle Wolfenstein1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOSMain Street Publishing, 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
Loaded1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.67
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.67
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.67
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.67
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
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.68
ThunderJaws1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDomark Software Ltd.3.68
Quake II1997Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, ZeeboActivision, Inc.3.68
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.69
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.69
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.69
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Selected Covers

Borderlands PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Borderlands
Blue Max Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Blue Max
Red Faction: Guerrilla PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Red Faction: Guerrilla
Fallout 3 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout 3

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Borderlands
The credits are filled in letters that appear behind the airplane as it moves across the screen.
Screenshot from Blue Max
Main Menu
Screenshot from Red Faction: Guerrilla
Main menu
Screenshot from Fallout 3
Title screen.
Screenshot from Saints Row
Game group created by Xoleras (65904), additional games added to group by Sciere (424340), Terok Nor (23854) and Sicarius (60676)