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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Crusader: No Remorse1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.87
Beach-Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back1985Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.88
Half-Life 2 (Collector's Edition)2004WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.88
The Suffering2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEncore Software, Inc.3.88
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium Pak1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.88
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.89
Bushido Blade1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.89
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Game of the Year Edition2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.89
SiN1998Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.89
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X2001Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.89
Beach-Head1983Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Electron, Enterprise, MSX, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.90
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Quake III: Arena1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.90
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero1985Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.3.90
Raid Over Moscow1984Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Enterprise, ZX SpectrumAccess Software, Inc.3.90
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.91
Aliens Versus Predator: Gold Edition2000Macintosh, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.92
Wolfenstein2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.92
Far Cry2004PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.93
Return to Castle Wolfenstein2001Linux, Macintosh, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.93
Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight1991Amiga, DOSMindscape International Ltd.3.94
Mortal Kombat II1993Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.94
Wanted1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Europe SA3.94
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines1998WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.94
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Selected Covers

Crusader: No Remorse DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Crusader: No Remorse
Bushido Blade PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Bushido Blade
Raid Over Moscow Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Raid Over Moscow
SiN Windows Front Cover
Front cover for SiN

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Crusader: No Remorse
Loading screen
Screenshot from Wanted
Main menu
Screenshot from Bushido Blade
Loading screen
Screenshot from Raid Over Moscow