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
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh1996DOS, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.63
Area-512005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.63
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.63
Mortal Kombat Trilogy1996DOS, Game.Com, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.65
Gun2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.65
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.65
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.67
Killer Instinct1994Arcade, Game Boy, SNESMidway Games, Inc.3.67
Duke it out in D.C.1997DOS, MacintoshMacSoft3.67
Smash T.V.1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, Genesis, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.67
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
Panzer General19943DO, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsMindscape, Inc.3.68
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.68
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, Game Boy Advance, Genesis, Nintendo DS, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.68
Beach-Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back1985Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.68
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.68
Harvester1996DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsMerit Studios, Inc.3.68
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.3.69
Quake 4: Special DVD Edition2005WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.69
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, 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
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero1985Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.3.70
Quake II1997Amiga, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, Windows, ZeeboActivision, Inc.3.71
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.71
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Afro Samurai
Mortal Kombat Trilogy PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Mortal Kombat Trilogy

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Afro Samurai
Title screen.
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Game group created by Xoleras (66911), additional games added to group by Sciere (497430), Terok Nor (26183) and Sicarius (61702)