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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherUser Score
Gears of War 22008Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.51
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
Crackdown 22010Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios...
Dead Rising 32013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Mortal Kombat1992Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA CD, SEGA Master System, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.58
Killer Instinct1994Arcade, Game Boy, SNESMidway Games, Inc.3.68
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero1997Nintendo 64, PlayStationMidway2.88
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks2005PlayStation 2, XboxMidway Games, Inc.3.68
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict2005XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.81
Mortal Kombat 41997Arcade, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, WindowsMidway Games, Inc.3.30
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.68
NARC2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.1.86
Mortal Kombat II1993Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.94
Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Master System, SNES, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.82
Mortal Kombat: Kollection2007PlayStation 2Midway Games, Inc.4.20
Unreal Tournament III2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.52
Mortal Kombat 41999Game Boy ColorMidway Games, Inc.2.57
Final DOOM1996PlayStationMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.74
ThunderJaws1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDomark Software Ltd.3.81
Area 511995Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsAtari, Inc.3.40
Total Carnage1991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Arcade, DOS, Jaguar, SNESMalibu Games2.83
Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight1991Amiga, DOSMindscape International Ltd.3.94
Mortyr: 2093-19441999WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.2.47
Castle Wolfenstein1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOSMain Street Publishing, Inc.3.68
Dead to Rights2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxHip Interactive Corp.3.35
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Selected Covers

Castle Wolfenstein Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Castle Wolfenstein
Killer Instinct Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Killer Instinct
Gears of War 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War 2
Dead Rising 3 Xbox One Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Rising 3

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Castle Wolfenstein
Screenshot from Killer Instinct
Title screen
Screenshot from Gears of War 2
Nice reflection effects
Screenshot from Mortyr: 2093-1944
Title screen
Screenshot from Total Carnage
Game group created by Xoleras (65926), additional games added to group by Sciere (385198), Terok Nor (23097) and Sicarius (60808)