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 orderUser Score
Bulletstorm2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.4.01
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi1990Genesis, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.4.02
DOOM II1994DOS, Game Boy Advance, Macintosh, PC-98, Windows, ZodiacActivision Publishing, Inc.4.03
Quake1996Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, DOS, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, SEGA Saturn, Windows, Windows Mobile, Zeeboid Software, Inc.4.03
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders1996DOS, Windowsid Software, Inc.4.03
Quake II: Quad Damage1999Windowsid Software, Inc.4.03
Condemned 2: Bloodshot2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.04
Duke Nukem 3D1996Android, BlackBerry, DOS, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn3D Realms Entertainment, Inc.4.05
Command & Conquer: Generals - Deluxe Edition2003Macintosh, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.4.05
Wolfenstein 3D1992Acorn 32-bit, Browser, DOS, Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.4.05
GoldenEye 0071997Nintendo 64Nintendo of America Inc.4.05
Max Payne2001Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360Gathering4.06
Quake Mission Pack No. 2: Dissolution of Eternity1997DOS, Windows, Windows Mobileid Software, Inc.4.06
Resident Evil 21998PlayStationCapcom Entertainment, Inc.4.06
Mortal Kombat2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.07
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (Director's Edition)2005WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.4.07
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War2003XboxActivision Publishing, Inc.4.08
Quake Mission Pack No. I: Scourge of Armagon1997DOS, Windows, Windows Mobileid Software, Inc.4.09
Final DOOM1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.4.09
Postal²: Apocalypse Weekend2004Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTri Synergy, Inc.4.09
Blood1997DOSGT Interactive Software Corp.4.10
The House of the Dead: Overkill2009WiiSEGA Europe Ltd.4.12
Postal²: Share the Pain2003Linux, Macintosh, WindowsRWS, Inc.4.12
MadWorld2009WiiSEGA of America, Inc.4.12
Super Double Dragon1992SNESTradewest, Inc.4.12
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Selected Covers

Blood DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Blood
MadWorld Wii Front Cover
Front cover for MadWorld
Wolfenstein 3D DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Wolfenstein 3D

Selected Screenshots

Title screen. 320x200 is the game's default resolution
Screenshot from Blood
Title screen
Screenshot from MadWorld
Title screen
Screenshot from Wolfenstein 3D
Main Menu
Screenshot from Max Payne
Game group created by Xoleras (65963), additional games added to group by Sciere (377087), Terok Nor (22576) and Sicarius (60818)