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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
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.01
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.01
Killing Time19953DO, Macintosh, Windows3DO Company, The4.01
Bulletstorm2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.01
The Warriors2005PlayStation 2, PSP, XboxRockstar Games, Inc.4.02
Quake Mission Pack No. I: Scourge of Armagon1997DOS, Windows, Windows Mobileid Software, Inc.4.03
Shadow Warrior1997DOS, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.03
Quake1996Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, SEGA Saturn, Windows, Windows Mobile, Zeeboid Software, Inc.4.03
Quake II: Quad Damage1999Windowsid Software, Inc.4.03
GoldenEye 0071997Nintendo 64Nintendo of America Inc.4.04
Command & Conquer: Generals - Deluxe Edition2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.4.05
Max Payne2001Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Gathering4.05
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment4.05
The House of the Dead: Overkill2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.4.06
Resident Evil 21998PlayStationCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.06
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.06
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (Director's Edition)2005WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.4.07
Condemned 2: Bloodshot2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.07
Blood1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.07
Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend2004Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.4.09
MadWorld2009WiiSEGA of America, Inc.4.11
Postal²: Share the Pain2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc.4.12
Painkiller: Hell Wars2006XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.12
Drug Wars19933DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.4.13
Half-Life1998Linux, Macintosh, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.4.15
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Selected Covers

Blood DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Blood
Half-Life Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Half-Life

Selected Screenshots

Title screen. 320x200 is the game's default resolution
Screenshot from Blood
The project that caused all this mess (playing in lower resolution cos of faster performance, using Direct3D).
Screenshot from Half-Life