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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 Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Dead to Rights II2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxNamco Hometek Inc.2.93
Predator: Concrete Jungle2005PlayStation 2, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.2.44
Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.12
50 Cent: Bulletproof2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.1.72
Resident Evil 42005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.86
Condemned: Criminal Origins2005Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.95
Vivisector: Beast Within2005Windows1C Company3.30
ÜberSoldier2005WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG3.63
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict2005XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.57
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.58
Red Ninja: End of Honor2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.03
True Crime: New York City2005GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.40
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (Director's Edition)2005WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.4.07
DOOM³: Resurrection of Evil2005Linux, Windows, XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.3.78
Evil Dead: Regeneration2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.35
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point2006WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.83
Scarface: The World is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.85
50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition2006PSPVivendi Universal Games International S.A.0.00
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.53
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon2006PlayStation 2, Wii, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.4.25
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006PlayStation 2THQ Inc.2.62
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o.3.14
The Mark2006WindowsAkella3.43
Alpha Prime2006WindowsMeridian4, Inc.2.86
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Selected Covers

The Punisher PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for The Punisher
Alpha Prime Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Alpha Prime
Resident Evil 4 PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Resident Evil 4

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from The Punisher
Main menu
Screenshot from Alpha Prime
Main menu
Screenshot from Resident Evil 4