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
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon2006PlayStation 2, Wii, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.4.31
Reservoir Dogs2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.34
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.77
50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition2006PSPVivendi Universal Games International S.A....
Terror Strike2006WindowsKonami of Europe GmbH...
El Matador (Games Convention 2006 Edition)2006WindowsBrigades...
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006PlayStation 2THQ Inc.2.88
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o....
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.85
Dead Rising2006PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.80
The Mark2006WindowsAkella...
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
Painkiller: Hell Wars2006XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.22
State of Emergency 22006PlayStation 2SouthPeak Interactive, LLC...
Crimes of War2007WindowsPlay Ten Interactive...
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
Chili Con Carnage2007PSPEidos Interactive Ltd.3.77
300: March to Glory2007PSPWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Patriots: A Nation Under Fire2007WindowsSilverline Software...
The Darkness2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.94
The Godfather: Blackhand Edition2007PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.4.16
John Woo presents 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
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Selected Covers

TimeShift Windows Front Cover
Front cover for TimeShift
Crimes of War Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Crimes of War
Dead Rising Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Dead Rising

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from TimeShift
Main menu
Screenshot from Crimes of War
Title screen.
Screenshot from Dead Rising
Title Screen
Screenshot from 25 to Life
Game group created by Xoleras (65916), additional games added to group by Sciere (393309), Terok Nor (23171) and Sicarius (60800)