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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 orderMobyScore
Aliens Versus Predator: Gold Edition2000Macintosh, WindowsFox Interactive, Inc.3.90
Mortal Kombat II1993Amiga, Arcade, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, SEGA 32X, SEGA Master System, SEGA Saturn, SNESAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.90
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Xbox 360Rockstar Games, Inc.3.90
Dead Space: Extraction2009PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.3.90
Time Crisis1996Arcade, PlayStationNamco Hometek Inc.3.90
Quake 4: Special DVD Edition2005WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.91
Far Cry2004PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.92
Quake Mission Pack No. I: Scourge of Armagon1997DOS, Windows, Windows Mobileid Software, Inc.3.92
Return to Castle Wolfenstein2001Linux, Macintosh, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.93
Shadow Warrior1997DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.93
The Darkness2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.93
CyberMage: Darklight Awakening1995DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.94
Wolfenstein 3D1992Acorn 32-bit, Browser, DOS, Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.94
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines1998WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.94
Resident Evil: Code: Veronica2000DreamcastCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.94
Star Wars: Dark Forces1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.95
Condemned: Criminal Origins2005Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.95
Cold Winter2005PlayStation 2Vivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.96
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.3.98
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.98
Silent Service1985Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, PC-98, PC Booter, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.98
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Xbox 3603D Realms Entertainment4.00
Blood: Plasma Pak1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.00
Rune: Gold2001WindowsGod Games4.00
Mortal Kombat: Kollection2007PlayStation 2Midway Games, Inc.4.00
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Selected Covers

Silent Service Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Silent Service
Wolfenstein 3D DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Wolfenstein 3D
Time Crisis PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Time Crisis

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Silent Service
Title screen
Screenshot from Wolfenstein 3D
Introduction
Screenshot from Time Crisis