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 Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Terror Strike2006WindowsKonami of Europe GmbH...
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.85
Dead Rising2006Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.80
Painkiller: Hell Wars2006XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.12
El Matador (Games Convention 2006 Edition)2006WindowsBrigades...
Reservoir Dogs2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.34
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.80
State of Emergency 22006PlayStation 2SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.17
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
Postal: Fudge Pack2006Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc.4.00
The Shield: The Game2007PlayStation 2, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.5.00
The Darkness2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
Patriots: A Nation Under Fire2007WindowsSilverline Software3.00
Mortal Kombat: Kollection2007PlayStation 2Midway Games, Inc.4.20
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
Little Britain: The Video Game2007PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsBlast Entertainment Ltd.1.14
300: March to Glory2007PSPWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.00
Chili Con Carnage2007PSPEidos Interactive Ltd.3.86
Manhunt 22007PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.38
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.66
Painkiller: Overdose2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.88
John Woo presents Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.62
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.53
Soldier of Fortune: Payback2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Value Publishing, Inc.2.80
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Selected Covers

Painkiller: Overdose Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Painkiller: Overdose
TimeShift Windows Front Cover
Front cover for TimeShift

Selected Screenshots

Splash screen
Screenshot from Painkiller: Overdose
Main menu
Screenshot from TimeShift
Main menu.
Screenshot from Crackdown
Main menu
Screenshot from Chili Con Carnage