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
Crimes of War2007WindowsPlay Ten Interactive3.71
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.70
Protector II1982Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80 CoCoAtarisoft4.43
Blue Max1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSynapse Software Corporation3.69
F-15 Strike Eagle1984Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy, Game Gear, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PC Booter, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumMicroProse Software, Inc.3.18
Sky Shark1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, NES, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation2.77
Operation Thunderbolt1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.69
Max Payne2001Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Gathering4.05
State of Emergency2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGlobal Star Software Inc.2.18
Ninja Gaiden II2008Xbox 360Tecmo, Inc.3.19
Duke Nukem 3D1998GenesisTec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.2.98
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.56
Saints Row 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.85
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.2.50
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.73
Red Faction II2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.08
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
Saints Row: The Third2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.72
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006PlayStation 2THQ Inc.2.88
Area-512005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.59
Super Double Dragon1992SNESTradewest, Inc.3.92
Flyer Fox1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumBug-Byte Software Ltd.2.28
Beverly Hills Cop1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumTynesoft Computer Software3.97
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.55
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Selected Covers

Ninja Gaiden II Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Ninja Gaiden II
Beverly Hills Cop Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Beverly Hills Cop
Saints Row: The Third Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Saints Row: The Third
Sky Shark NES Front Cover
Front cover for Sky Shark
Protector II Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Protector II

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Flyer Fox
EGA Title Screen
Screenshot from Beverly Hills Cop
Main menu
Screenshot from Saints Row: The Third
Taito fun time arcade logo - EGA
Screenshot from Sky Shark
Credits screen - Mike Potter did the original Atari version
Screenshot from Protector II