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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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
The Suffering2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEncore Software, Inc.3.87
Far Cry2004PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.92
Painkiller2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.82
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Shellshock: Nam '672004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.39
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.89
Half-Life 2 (Collector's Edition)2004WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.88
Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.74
Nitro Family2004WindowsValuSoft, Inc.3.00
Hellforces2004WindowsGMX Media2.37
Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend2004Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.4.09
Area-512005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.60
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (Director's Edition)2005WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.4.07
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict2005XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.57
Resident Evil 42005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.86
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.58
50 Cent: Bulletproof2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.1.72
Red Ninja: End of Honor2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.03
DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil2005Linux, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.78
Cold Fear2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxUbisoft, Inc.3.27
Resident Evil 42005GameCubeCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.14
Cold Winter2005PlayStation 2Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.4.03
Predator: Concrete Jungle2005PlayStation 2, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.2.44
Condemned: Criminal Origins2005Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.95
NARC2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.1.86
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Selected Covers

Painkiller Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Painkiller
Resident Evil 4 GameCube Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil 4
The Suffering Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for The Suffering

Selected Screenshots

The Painkiller's practical ray.
Screenshot from Painkiller
Secret DVD - Main Menu
Screenshot from Resident Evil 4
It's nice to see when a main menu has this sort of work on it.
Screenshot from The Suffering