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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.81
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict2005XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.81
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point2006WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.81
Command & Conquer: Generals2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.83
Die Hard Arcade1996Arcade, SEGA SaturnSEGA of America, Inc.3.83
Left 4 Dead2008Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.83
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon2005PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.84
Painkiller2004WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.84
Quake III: Arena1999Dreamcast, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.84
Final DOOM1996PlayStationMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.85
Carmageddon1997Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation, Symbian, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.3.86
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.86
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.86
Mortal Kombat II1993Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.87
Duke Nukem 3D: Plutonium PAK1996DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.3.87
Sleeping Dogs2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.87
SiN1998Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.88
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis1999Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.88
Wolfenstein2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.88
Saints Row 22008Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.88
Half-Life 2 (Collector's Edition)2004WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.89
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.89
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
The Suffering2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEncore Software, Inc.3.90
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Selected Covers

Left 4 Dead Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Left 4 Dead
Quake III: Arena Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Quake III: Arena
Mortal Kombat II DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Mortal Kombat II

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Left 4 Dead
Part of the introduction sequence
Screenshot from Quake III: Arena
Mortal Kombat logo
Screenshot from Mortal Kombat II
Game group created by Xoleras (66900), additional games added to group by Sciere (498089), Terok Nor (26203) and Sicarius (61687)