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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Saints Row: The Third2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.72
Hitman: Codename 472000WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.72
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.73
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.73
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.73
Unreal Tournament 20032002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.73
Nightmare Creatures II2000Dreamcast, PlayStationKonami Corporation3.74
Spear of Destiny1992DOSFormGen, Inc.3.74
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.74
Final DOOM1996PlayStationMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.74
Soldiers of Fortune1993Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Genesis, J2ME, Linux, Macintosh, SNES, WindowsSpectrum Holobyte, Inc.3.74
Panzer General19943DO, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsMindscape, Inc.3.74
A-10 Tank Killer1989Amiga, DOSDynamix, Inc.3.75
Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.75
Splatterhouse2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.76
Castle Wolfenstein1981Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, DOSMain Street Publishing, Inc.3.77
Mortal Kombat Trilogy1996DOS, Game.Com, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.77
Aliens Versus Predator1999WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.78
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.78
Unreal Tournament1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.79
Commando1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DoJa, Electron, FM-7, Intellivision, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC Booter, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.80
Dead Rising2006Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.80
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.80
ThunderJaws1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDomark Software Ltd.3.81
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict2005XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.81
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Selected Covers

Castle Wolfenstein Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Castle Wolfenstein
Dead Rising Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Rising
Panzer General DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Panzer General
Soldiers of Fortune DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Soldiers of Fortune
Saints Row: The Third Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Saints Row: The Third

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Castle Wolfenstein
Title screen.
Screenshot from Dead Rising
SSI Logo
Screenshot from Panzer General
Title screen
Screenshot from Soldiers of Fortune
Main menu
Screenshot from Saints Row: The Third