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
Splatterhouse2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.76
Unreal Tournament 20032002Linux, Macintosh, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.77
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.77
Commando1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DoJa, Electron, FM-7, Intellivision, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC Booter, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.77
Chili Con Carnage2007PSPEidos Interactive Ltd.3.77
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.78
Aliens Versus Predator1999WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.79
Rise of the Triad: Dark War1994DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsFormGen, Inc.3.79
Unreal Tournament1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.79
Dead Rising2006PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.80
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict2005XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.81
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point2006WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.81
Mortal Kombat 31995Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Master System, SNES, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.82
Command & Conquer: Generals2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.83
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon2005PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.83
Painkiller2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.83
Fire Power1987Amiga, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSMicroIllusions3.84
Left 4 Dead2008Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.84
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.84
Quake III: Arena1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.84
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium PAK1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.84
Carmageddon1997Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation, Symbian, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.84
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Quake II Mission Pack: The Reckoning1998Windowsid Software, Inc.3.86
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.86
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Selected Covers

Unreal Tournament Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Unreal Tournament
Painkiller Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Painkiller

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Unreal Tournament
The Painkiller's practical ray.
Screenshot from Painkiller
Part of the introduction sequence
Screenshot from Quake III: Arena
Game group created by Xoleras (65913), additional games added to group by Sciere (408618), Terok Nor (23355) and Sicarius (60778)