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
Darkest of Days2009Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Phantom EFX2.19
Shellshock 2: Blood Trails2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos Interactive Ltd.2.20
War Gods1995Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.2.23
Sword of Sodan1989Amiga, Genesis, MacintoshBethesda Softworks LLC2.23
The Fortress of Dr. Radiaki1994DOSMerit Studios, Inc.2.27
Fernandez Must Die1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumImage Works2.28
Flyer Fox1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumBug-Byte Software Ltd.2.28
Flesh Feast1997WindowsSegaSoft, Inc.2.30
Operation Body Count1994DOSCapstone Software2.31
Friday the 13th1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumBug-Byte Software Ltd.2.76
Predator: Concrete Jungle2005PlayStation 2, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.2.44
Skyfox1984Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC-88, ZX SpectrumElectronic Arts, Inc.2.45
Hellforces2004WindowsGMX Media2.46
From Dusk Till Dawn2001WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.47
Mortyr 2093 - 19441999WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.2.47
NAM1998DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.2.49
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.2.50
Prototype 2 (Radnet Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.2.50
Mortal Kombat 41999Game Boy ColorMidway Games, Inc.2.57
Falcon Patrol II1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVirgin Games, Ltd.2.58
Last Rites1997DOSOcean Software Ltd.2.59
XS1996DOSSCi (Sales Curve Interactive) Ltd.2.60
Gore: Ultimate Soldier2002WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.64
Postal1997Android, Macintosh, WindowsRipcord Games2.64
Blood 'n Guts1986Commodore 64American Action AB2.67
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Selected Covers

From Dusk Till Dawn Windows Front Cover
Front cover for From Dusk Till Dawn
Friday the 13th Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Friday the 13th
Hellforces Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hellforces
Skyfox Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Skyfox
Sword of Sodan Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Sword of Sodan

Selected Screenshots

Helping Hank (the guy on fire) take on flamethrower-wielding Chief Tidus Bell, who likes his manflesh nicely toasted.
Screenshot from From Dusk Till Dawn
Loader Screen
Screenshot from Friday the 13th
Interrogation (introduction)
Screenshot from Hellforces
Title picture
Screenshot from Skyfox
Title screen
Screenshot from Sword of Sodan