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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Prototype 2 (Radnet Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.1.00
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.83
Quake II1999Nintendo 64Activision, Inc.2.87
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.86
Wolfenstein2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.82
Singularity2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.72
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War2003XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.15
Soldier of Fortune2000Dreamcast, Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.59
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Game of the Year Edition2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.48
Predator1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.62
Call of Duty: World at War2008PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.71
Blade II2002PlayStation 2, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.54
Call of Duty: Black Ops2010Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.73
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Operation Resurrection2003PlayStation 2Activision Publishing, Inc.3.35
ReVOLUTION2002WindowsActivision Value Publishing, Inc.1.19
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Uncaged Edition)2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.4.35
The Mark2006WindowsAkella3.43
Dead to Rights II2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxNamco Hometek Inc.2.93
Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend2004Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.4.08
Postal²: Share the Pain2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc.4.12
Postal III2011WindowsAkella1.71
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC4.00
John Woo presents Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.59
Who Dares Wins1985Commodore 64Alligata Software Ltd.3.42
Blood 'n Guts1986Commodore 64American Action AB2.67
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Selected Covers

The Mark Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Mark
Predator Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Predator
Postal²: Share the Pain Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Postal²: Share the Pain
Postal III Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Postal III

Selected Screenshots

The player has a choice of playing one of two characters.
Screenshot from The Mark
Title
Screenshot from Predator
Title screen
Screenshot from Postal²: Share the Pain
title screen
Screenshot from Who Dares Wins