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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Shadow Dancer1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.52
A-10 Tank Killer1989Amiga, DOSDynamix, Inc.3.75
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 Corporation3.59
Target: Renegade1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.04
Wanted1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Europe SA3.94
Gunshoot1988AmigaAxxiom3.27
Battle Island1988Commodore 64Novagen Software Ltd...
Operation Thunderbolt1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.69
Techno Cop1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, ZX SpectrumRazorSoft, Inc.3.09
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.70
Fernandez Must Die1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumImage Works2.28
Leatherneck1988Amiga, Atari STMicroDeal Ltd.2.92
Operation: Cleanstreets1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.2.91
P.O.W.1988AmigaActionware Corporation2.00
Veteran1988Amiga, Atari STInfogrames Europe SA1.92
NARC1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.97
Prohibition1987Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Multimedia SA2.92
Fire Power1987Amiga, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSMicroIllusions3.84
Operation Wolf1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.44
Shockway Rider1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFTL - Faster Than Light3.75
Platoon1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX SpectrumData East Corporation3.08
Mandroid1987Commodore 64CRL Group PLC...
Death Sword1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Electron, iPad, iPhone, ZX SpectrumEpyx, Inc.3.61
Sky Shark1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, NES, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation2.77
Predator1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.07
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Selected Covers

Techno Cop DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Techno Cop
Sky Shark NES Front Cover
Front cover for Sky Shark
Platoon NES Front Cover
Front cover for Platoon
NARC ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for NARC
Battle Island Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Battle Island

Selected Screenshots

Developer's logo
Screenshot from Techno Cop
Loading screen
Screenshot from Wanted
Title screen
Screenshot from Fernandez Must Die
Taito fun time arcade logo - EGA
Screenshot from Sky Shark
Title screen
Screenshot from Platoon