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
Terror Strike2006WindowsKonami of Europe GmbH...
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point2006WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.81
50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition2006PSPVivendi Universal Games International S.A....
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.77
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.85
Painkiller: Hell Wars2006XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.22
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o....
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Dead Rising2006PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.80
Postal: Fudge Pack2006Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc....
Alpha Prime2006WindowsMeridian4, Inc.2.86
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006PlayStation 2THQ Inc.2.88
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon2006PlayStation 2, Wii, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.4.31
The Godfather: Blackhand Edition2007PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.4.16
Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.63
Painkiller: Overdose2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.03
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.67
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.51
Soldier of Fortune: Payback2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Value Publishing, Inc.2.76
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Unreal Tournament III2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.51
Crimes of War2007WindowsPlay Ten Interactive...
The Shield: The Game2007PlayStation 2, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc....
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
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Selected Covers

Conan PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Conan
Unreal Tournament III Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Unreal Tournament III
Painkiller: Overdose Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Painkiller: Overdose

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Unreal Tournament III
Splash screen
Screenshot from Painkiller: Overdose
Main menu
Screenshot from TimeShift
Title screen.
Screenshot from Dead Rising
Game group created by Xoleras (65904), additional games added to group by Sciere (424508), Terok Nor (23854) and Sicarius (60676)