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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 Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Crackdown 22010Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios2.14
Call of Duty: Black Ops2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.73
Medal of Honor2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.33
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.55
WET2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.87
Rogue Warrior2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3601C-SoftClub1.04
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Left 4 Dead 22009Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.54
Painkiller: Resurrection2009WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.88
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22009Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.86
Borderlands2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.57
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC4.00
Darkest of Days2009Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Phantom EFX2.19
Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop2009WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.27
Wolfenstein2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.82
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.73
Prototype2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.06
MadWorld2009WiiSEGA of America, Inc.4.05
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.70
The House of the Dead: Overkill2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.4.01
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Uncaged Edition)2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.4.35
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.2.50
The Godfather II2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.43
Wanted: Weapons of Fate2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.12
NecroVisioN2009Windows1C Company2.83
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Selected Covers

WET Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for WET
Rogue Warrior Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Rogue Warrior
MadWorld Wii Front Cover
Front cover for MadWorld
Medal of Honor Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Medal of Honor

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from WET
Main Menu
Screenshot from Rogue Warrior
Title screen
Screenshot from MadWorld
Title Screen with the face of the game: Delta Force Dusty
Screenshot from Medal of Honor