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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
Harvester1996DOS, Linux, WindowsMerit Studios, Inc.3.48
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh1996DOS, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.62
Mortal Kombat Trilogy1996DOS, Game.Com, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.66
Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance1996DOS, WindowsIntraCorp, Inc.3.35
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.3.95
Killing Time19953DO, Macintosh, Windows3DO Company, The4.00
Nerves of Steel1995DOSMerit Studios, Inc.0.89
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.42
The Terminator: Future Shock1995DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.30
Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Master System, SNES, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.75
Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.93
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.2.96
Crusader: No Remorse1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.85
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.94
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.76
Island Peril1995DOSAtlantean Interactive Games0.71
Expect No Mercy1995Windows 3.xMicroforum International...
War Gods1995Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.2.12
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.32
Extreme Rise of the Triad1995DOSFormGen, Inc.3.34
Loaded1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.55
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.94
Quarantine19943DO, DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGameTek, Inc.3.50
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.00
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.74
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Selected Covers

Virtua Cop 2 SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Virtua Cop 2
Harvester DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Harvester
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from Virtua Cop 2
Opening movie
Screenshot from Harvester
Title Screen
Screenshot from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3