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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
Die Hard Arcade1996Arcade, SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Rex Blade: The Apocalypse1996DOSSimon & Schuster Interactive3.33
Mortal Kombat Trilogy1996DOS, Game.Com, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.65
Powerslave1996DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows 3.xPlaymates Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.46
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh1996DOS, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.61
War Gods1995Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.2.23
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.93
Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Master System, SNES, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.77
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.94
Crusader: No Remorse1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.86
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.76
Expect No Mercy1995Windows 3.xMicroforum International...
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.36
The Terminator: Future Shock1995DOSBethesda Softworks LLC3.30
Extreme Rise of the Triad1995DOSFormGen, Inc.3.34
Island Peril1995DOSAtlantean Interactive Games0.71
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.07
Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.93
Killing Time19953DO, Macintosh, Windows3DO Company, The4.00
Loaded1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.50
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.44
Nerves of Steel1995DOSMerit Studios, Inc.0.89
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.74
Panzer General19943DO, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsMindscape, Inc.3.66
Virtua Cop1994Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Entertainment, Inc.3.85
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Selected Covers

Star Wars: Dark Forces DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Star Wars: Dark Forces
Panzer General DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Panzer General
War Gods Windows Front Cover
Front cover for War Gods
Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Expect No Mercy Windows 3.x Front Cover
Front cover for Expect No Mercy

Selected Screenshots

Opening Titles
Screenshot from Star Wars: Dark Forces
SSI Logo
Screenshot from Panzer General
Title Screen
Screenshot from War Gods
Title screen.
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Main menu
Screenshot from Expect No Mercy