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 orderPublisherUser Score
Rise of Nightmares2011Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.71
Aliens vs Predator2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.29
Golden Axe: Beast Rider2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.67
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.71
Flesh Feast1997WindowsSegaSoft, Inc.2.30
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon2005PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.82
Predator: Concrete Jungle2005PlayStation 2, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.2.44
Cold Winter2005PlayStation 2Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.96
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (Director's Edition)2005WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.4.07
Red Ninja: End of Honor2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.03
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Sierra Entertainment, Inc.3.34
Half-Life1998Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.14
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point2006WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.86
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.53
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh1996DOS, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.61
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.66
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, XboxSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.84
Patriots: A Nation Under Fire2007WindowsSilverline Software3.00
Rex Blade: The Apocalypse1996DOSSimon & Schuster Interactive3.33
State of Emergency 22006PlayStation 2SouthPeak Interactive, LLC3.17
Bushido Blade1997PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.87
Sleeping Dogs2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.83
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.55
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now1998Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.65
Panzer General19943DO, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation, WindowsMindscape, Inc.3.74
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Selected Covers

DOOM DOS Front Cover
Front cover for DOOM
Aliens vs Predator PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Aliens vs Predator

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from DOOM
Uh-oh. Those wily Predators have destroyed your ship!
Screenshot from Aliens vs Predator
SSI Logo
Screenshot from Panzer General