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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
State of Emergency 22006PlayStation 2SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.17
Reservoir Dogs2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.34
El Matador (Games Convention 2006 Edition)2006WindowsBrigades...
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon2006PlayStation 2, Wii, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.4.34
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006PlayStation 2THQ Inc.2.57
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o.3.14
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.55
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.91
The Mark2006WindowsAkella3.43
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.84
300: March to Glory2007PSPWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.00
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.73
Chili Con Carnage2007PSPEidos Interactive Ltd.3.86
Patriots: A Nation Under Fire2007WindowsSilverline Software3.00
The Darkness2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
The Godfather: Blackhand Edition2007PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.4.16
John Woo presents Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.62
Painkiller: Overdose2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.88
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.66
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.53
Soldier of Fortune: Payback2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Value Publishing, Inc.2.80
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.73
Unreal Tournament III2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.46
Crimes of War2007WindowsPlay Ten Interactive3.71
The Shield: The Game2007PlayStation 2, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Reservoir Dogs Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Reservoir Dogs
Crimes of War Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Crimes of War
Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War

Selected Screenshots

Hiding from a S.W.A.T. Sniper
Screenshot from Reservoir Dogs
Main menu
Screenshot from Crimes of War
To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War
Title screen / Main menu.
Screenshot from The Shield: The Game