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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.

  • 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
ThunderJaws1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDomark Software Ltd.3.81
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict2005XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.81
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.81
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon2005PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.82
Sleeping Dogs2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.82
Left 4 Dead2008Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.82
Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Master System, SNES, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.83
BloodRayne 22004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxMajesco Sales, Inc.3.83
Painkiller2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.83
Fire Power1987Amiga, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSMicroIllusions3.84
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.84
Command & Conquer: Generals2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.84
Carmageddon1997Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation, Symbian, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.84
Saints Row 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.85
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning1998Windowsid Software, Inc.3.86
Dead to Rights: Retribution2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.86
Chili Con Carnage2007PSPEidos Interactive Ltd.3.86
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.86
Rush'n Attack1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, NES, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.86
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis1999Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.86
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.87
Resident Evil 42005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.87
Contra1987Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DoJa, DOS, MSX, NES, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.87
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point2006WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.87
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Selected Covers

Sleeping Dogs Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Sleeping Dogs
Chili Con Carnage PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Chili Con Carnage
Left 4 Dead Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Left 4 Dead
BloodRayne 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for BloodRayne 2

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Sleeping Dogs
Main menu
Screenshot from Chili Con Carnage
Main Menu
Screenshot from Left 4 Dead
Main Menu
Screenshot from BloodRayne 2