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
Harvester1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMerit Studios, Inc.3.68
Loaded1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.68
ThunderJaws1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDomark Software Ltd.3.68
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005Android, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.69
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.69
Quake 4: Special DVD Edition2005WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.69
Quake II1997Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, ZeeboActivision, 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
Killer Instinct1994Arcade, Game Boy, SNESMidway Games, Inc.3.70
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
Rise of Nightmares2011Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc....
Crimes of War2007WindowsPlay Ten Interactive...
Hitman: Codename 472000WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.72
Commando1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Android, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DoJa, Electron, FM-7, Intellivision, iPad, iPhone, 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
Splatterhouse2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.73
Nightmare Creatures II2000Dreamcast, PlayStationKonami Corporation3.74
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, 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
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Selected Covers

Fallout 3 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout 3
Killer Instinct Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Killer Instinct
Commando PC Booter Front Cover
Front cover for Commando
Rise of Nightmares Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Rise of Nightmares

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Fallout 3
Title
Screenshot from Killer Instinct
title screen
Screenshot from Commando
In a dwarven mine, you encounter some horrors. Notice the excellent light/shadow engine.
Screenshot from Blade of Darkness
Game group created by Xoleras (65873), additional games added to group by Sciere (455107), Terok Nor (24144) and Sicarius (60447)