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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
The Mark2006WindowsAkella...
Alpha Prime2006WindowsMeridian4, Inc.2.86
Terror Strike2006WindowsKonami of Europe GmbH...
State of Emergency 22006PlayStation 2SouthPeak Interactive LLC...
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
El Matador (Games Convention 2006 Edition)2006WindowsBrigades...
Painkiller: Hell Wars2006XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.14
Dead Rising2006PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.80
Postal: Fudge Pack2006Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc....
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.82
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.90
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.94
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.77
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.59
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon2006PlayStation 2, Wii, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.4.31
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
Manhunt 22007PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.44
Patriots: A Nation Under Fire2007WindowsSilverline Software...
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
Little Britain: The Video Game2007PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsBlast Entertainment Ltd....
Chili Con Carnage2007PSPEidos Interactive Ltd.3.77
300: March to Glory2007PSP, PS VitaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.67
Painkiller: Overdose2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.03
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.51
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Selected Covers

TimeShift Windows Front Cover
Front cover for TimeShift
The Mark Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Mark
Painkiller: Overdose Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Painkiller: Overdose
Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from TimeShift
The player has a choice of playing one of two characters.
Screenshot from The Mark
Splash screen
Screenshot from Painkiller: Overdose
To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War
Game group created by Xoleras (65877), additional games added to group by Sciere (442423), Terok Nor (24116) and Sicarius (60447)