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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Aftershock for Quake1996DOS, WindowsHead Games Publishing, Inc.2.94
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.91
Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance1996DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.35
Die Hard Trilogy1996PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.52
Final DOOM1996PlayStationMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.82
Powerslave1996DOS, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPlaymates Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.55
ZPC1996Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.64
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium PAK1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.84
Mortal Kombat Trilogy1996DOS, Game.Com, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.75
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.02
Hardline1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.05
Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Master System, SNES, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.83
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.97
Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.88
Killing Time19953DO, Macintosh, Windows3DO Company, The3.93
Expect No Mercy1995Windows 3.xMicroforum International...
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Crusader: No Remorse1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.87
Nerves of Steel1995DOSMerit Studios, Inc.0.98
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.24
Extreme Rise of the Triad1995DOSFormGen, Inc.3.34
Island Peril1995DOSAtlantean Interactive Games0.92
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.39
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.68
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.78
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Selected Covers

Nerves of Steel DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Nerves of Steel
ZPC Windows Front Cover
Front cover for ZPC
Virtua Cop 2 SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Virtua Cop 2
Time Crisis PlayStation Front Cover Also manual front
Front cover for Time Crisis
Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Nerves of Steel
Main Menu
Screenshot from ZPC
Loading screen
Screenshot from Virtua Cop 2
Introduction
Screenshot from Time Crisis
Title screen.
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Game group created by Xoleras (65872), additional games added to group by Sciere (455714), Terok Nor (24148) and Sicarius (60447)