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.

  • 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
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
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.66
Killer Instinct1994Arcade, Game Boy, SNESMidway Games, Inc.3.66
Blue Max1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSynapse Software Corporation3.66
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.66
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, MacintoshMacSoft3.62
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.67
Quake II1997Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, ZeeboActivision, Inc.3.67
Golden Axe: Beast Rider2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Cannon Fodder19933DO, Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOS, Game Boy Color, Genesis, J2ME, Jaguar, Macintosh, SNES, Symbian, WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.67
Crime Patrol19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.68
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
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.70
Blade of Darkness2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.70
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.70
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.70
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.70
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22009Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.70
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
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Selected Covers

Cannon Fodder DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Cannon Fodder
Blade of Darkness Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Blade of Darkness
Killer Instinct Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Killer Instinct
Blue Max Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Blue Max

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Cannon Fodder
In a dwarven mine, you encounter some horrors. Notice the excellent light/shadow engine.
Screenshot from Blade of Darkness
Screenshot from Killer Instinct
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