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
Harvester1996DOS, Linux, WindowsMerit Studios, Inc.3.62
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
John Woo presents 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
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
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
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005Android, iPad, 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
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.68
Quake II1997Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, ZeeboActivision, Inc.3.68
Castle Wolfenstein1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOSMain Street Publishing, 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
Die Hard Trilogy 2: Viva Las Vegas2000PlayStation, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.69
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.69
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Selected Covers

Duke it out in D.C. DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Duke it out in D.C.
TimeShift Windows Front Cover
Front cover for TimeShift
Fallout 3 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout 3
Gun Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gun

Selected Screenshots

Updated main menu for the expansion.
Screenshot from Duke it out in D.C.
Main menu
Screenshot from TimeShift
Main menu
Screenshot from Fallout 3
Main title screen
Screenshot from Gun
Game group created by Xoleras (65916), additional games added to group by Sciere (393326), Terok Nor (23171) and Sicarius (60800)