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 Interactive...
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.67
Protector II1982Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, TI-99/4A, TRS-80 CoCoAtarisoft4.43
Blue Max1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumSynapse Software Corporation3.64
Operation Thunderbolt1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.69
Sky Shark1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, NES, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumRomstar Inc.2.78
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSPRockstar Games, Inc.3.94
State of Emergency2002PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxGlobal Star Software Inc.2.22
Dying Light2015Linux, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.41
Ninja Gaiden II2008Xbox 360Tecmo, Inc.3.19
Zero Tolerance1994GenesisAccolade, Inc.3.41
Quake1996Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, SEGA Saturn, Windows, Windows Mobile, Zeeboid Software, Inc.4.03
The House of the Dead 21998Arcade, Dreamcast, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.52
Virtua Cop 21995Arcade, Dreamcast, SEGA Saturn, WindowsSEGA Corporation3.78
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
Duke Nukem 3D1998GenesisTec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.2.98
DOOM19933DO, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Jaguar, Linux, PC-98, SEGA 32X, SNES, WindowsActivision Publishing, Inc.3.73
Rambo III1989GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.96
Dark Sector2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360D3Publisher of America, Inc.3.12
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006PlayStation 2THQ Inc.2.88
Red Faction: Guerrilla2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.69
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.2.61
Red Faction II2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.32
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
The Punisher2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.56
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Selected Covers

Blue Max Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Blue Max
State of Emergency Windows Front Cover
Front cover for State of Emergency
Red Faction II Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Red Faction II
Zero Tolerance Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Zero Tolerance
Golden Axe Genesis Front Cover
Front cover for Golden Axe

Selected Screenshots

The credits are filled in letters that appear behind the airplane as it moves across the screen.
Screenshot from Blue Max
Map
Screenshot from State of Emergency
The first mission is a prequel to the game, as Sopot Elite Guard Alias infiltrates a foreign military base to steal Capek's Nanocell, the object responsible for this entire mess
Screenshot from Red Faction II
The title screen keeps scrolling all the time
Screenshot from Zero Tolerance
Title screen
Screenshot from Golden Axe
Game group created by Xoleras (65904), additional games added to group by Sciere (425681), Terok Nor (23854) and Sicarius (60676)