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
Quake 4: Special DVD Edition2005WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.69
Harvester1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMerit Studios, Inc.3.70
Killer Instinct1994Arcade, Game Boy, SNESMidway Games, Inc.3.70
Cannon Fodder19933DO, Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOS, Game Boy Color, Genesis, J2ME, Jaguar, Linux, Macintosh, SNES, Symbian, WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.70
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.70
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Drug Wars19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.71
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
Crimes of War2007WindowsPlay Ten Interactive...
Rise of Nightmares2011Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc....
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.3.72
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.73
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 22009Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.73
Hitman: Codename 472000WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.73
Nightmare Creatures II2000Dreamcast, PlayStationKonami Corporation3.74
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.74
Final DOOM1996PlayStationMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.74
Spear of Destiny1992DOSFormGen, Inc.3.75
Blade of Darkness2001WindowsCodemasters Software Company Limited, The3.75
Mortal Kombat Trilogy1996DOS, Game.Com, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.75
Soldiers of Fortune1993Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, BlackBerry, DOS, Genesis, J2ME, Linux, Macintosh, SNES, WindowsSpectrum Holobyte, Inc.3.75
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.75
A-10 Tank Killer1989Amiga, DOSDynamix, Inc.3.75
Panzer General19943DO, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsMindscape, Inc.3.75
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Selected Covers

Crackdown Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Crackdown
Rise of Nightmares Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Rise of Nightmares
Killer Instinct Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Killer Instinct
DOOM DOS Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM

Selected Screenshots

Main menu.
Screenshot from Crackdown
Title
Screenshot from Killer Instinct
Title screen
Screenshot from DOOM
SSI Logo
Screenshot from Panzer General
Game group created by Xoleras (65904), additional games added to group by Sciere (425716), Terok Nor (23857) and Sicarius (60676)