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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.74
Fire Force1992Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari STInternational Computer Entertainment Ltd.3.75
Bushido Blade1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.78
A-10 Tank Killer1989Amiga, DOSDynamix, Inc.3.75
Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.75
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.77
Contra1987Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DoJa, DOS, MSX, NES, Wii, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.77
Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Master System, SNES, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.77
Aliens Versus Predator1999WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.77
Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold19923DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.78
SiN1998Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.78
Unreal Tournament1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.79
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.80
Medal of Honor1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPElectronic Arts, Inc.3.88
Beach-Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back1985Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.81
ThunderJaws1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDomark Software Ltd.3.81
Left 4 Dead2008Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.81
Crusader: No Remorse1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.81
Dead Rising2006Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.82
Wolfenstein2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.82
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.83
Saints Row 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.83
Painkiller2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.83
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon2005PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.83
Quake II: Quad Damage1999Windowsid Software, Inc.3.84
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Selected Covers

Left 4 Dead Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Left 4 Dead
SiN Episodes: Emergence Windows Front Cover
Front cover for SiN Episodes: Emergence
Mortal Kombat 3 DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Mortal Kombat 3
Dead Rising Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Rising
Saints Row 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Saints Row 2

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Left 4 Dead
Main menu, Elexis Sinclaire pictured.
Screenshot from SiN Episodes: Emergence
Title Screen
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat 3
Title and credits
Screenshot from ThunderJaws
Title screen.
Screenshot from Dead Rising