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
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins1998PlayStationActivision, Inc.3.86
Crusader: No Remorse1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsElectronic Arts, Inc.3.87
Contra1987Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DoJa, DOS, MSX, NES, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumHAMSTER Corporation3.87
Resident Evil 42005PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneCapcom Entertainment, 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
Saints Row 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.88
SiN1998Linux, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.89
Bushido Blade1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America LLC3.89
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Game of the Year Edition2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.89
The Suffering2004PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEncore Software, Inc.3.89
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis1999Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, WindowsCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.89
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, WindowsCinemaware Corporation3.89
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
Wolfenstein2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.90
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero1985Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.3.90
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.91
Saints Row: The Third2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.91
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.91
F.3.A.R.2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.91
Far Cry2004PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.93
Aliens Versus Predator: Gold Edition2000Macintosh, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.93
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica X2001Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc.3.93
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Selected Covers

Saints Row 2 PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Saints Row 2
The Suffering Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Suffering
Time Crisis PlayStation Front Cover Also manual front
Front cover for Time Crisis

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Saints Row 2
It's nice to see when a main menu has this sort of work on it.
Screenshot from The Suffering
Screenshot from Time Crisis
Game group created by Xoleras (65924), additional games added to group by Sciere (385975), Terok Nor (23152) and Sicarius (60808)