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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 TitleYearPlatformsorted in ascending orderPublisherMobyScore
Dead to Rights2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxHip Interactive Corp.3.28
ÜberSoldier2005WindowsCDV Software Entertainment AG3.63
Postal²2003Macintosh, WindowsWhiptail Interactive3.05
Postal: Fudge Pack2006Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc.4.00
XS1996DOSSCi (Sales Curve Interactive) Ltd.2.49
Carmageddon1997Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Symbian, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.69
Bank Panic1985Arcade, MSX, SEGA Master System, SG-1000SEGA of America, Inc.3.34
Virtua Cop1994Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Black Belt1986SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.06
The House of the Dead1996Arcade, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.46
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.77
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi1990Genesis, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Shadow Dancer1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.14
Die Hard Arcade1996Arcade, SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.46
Rambo III1989GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.14
E-SWAT: Cyber Police1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.20
The House of the Dead III2002Arcade, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxSEGA of America, Inc.3.42
The House of the Dead: Overkill2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.4.13
Condemned: Criminal Origins2005Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.95
Golden Axe1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, iPhone, PlayStation 3, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx CD, Wii, Windows, WonderSwan Color, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumSEGA Corporation3.56
Condemned 2: Bloodshot2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.07
Rise of Nightmares2011Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.71
Golden Axe: Beast Rider2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.55
MadWorld2009WiiSEGA of America, Inc.4.13
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Selected Covers

The House of the Dead 2 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The House of the Dead 2
Virtua Cop SEGA Saturn Front Cover
Front cover for Virtua Cop
Rambo III Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Rambo III

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The House of the Dead 2
Developer's logo
Screenshot from Virtua Cop
Recognize the man?
Screenshot from Rambo III