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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 Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Shockway Rider1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFTL - Faster Than Light3.75
Mandroid1987Commodore 64CRL Group PLC...
Mountie Mick's Deathride1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumReaktör Software...
Contra1987Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DoJa, DOS, MSX, NES, Wii, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.78
Wings of Fury1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Color, PC-98, Sharp X68000Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.63
Platoon1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX SpectrumData East Corporation3.12
Predator1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.62
Sky Shark1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, NES, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation2.78
Leatherneck1988Amiga, Atari STMicroDeal Ltd.3.17
Techno Cop1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, ZX SpectrumGremlin Graphics Software Ltd.3.17
Veteran1988Amiga, Atari STInfogrames Europe SA2.33
NARC1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.98
Wanted1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Europe SA4.47
Fire Power1988Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSMicroIllusions3.87
Operation: Cleanstreets1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.07
Operation Thunderbolt1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.69
Fernandez Must Die1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumImage Works2.84
Battle Island1988Commodore 64Novagen Software Ltd...
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.74
Target: Renegade1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.16
Gunshoot1988AmigaAxxiom3.50
P.O.W.1988AmigaActionware Corporation2.50
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 Corporation3.55
Sword of Sodan1989Amiga, Genesis, MacintoshBethesda Softworks LLC2.35
Rambo III1989GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.14
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Selected Covers

Target: Renegade NES Front Cover
Front cover for Target: Renegade
Operation: Cleanstreets Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Operation: Cleanstreets
Gunshoot Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Gunshoot
Contra NES Front Cover
Front cover for Contra
Platoon NES Front Cover
Front cover for Platoon

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Target: Renegade
Title
Screenshot from Operation: Cleanstreets
Title screen
Screenshot from Gunshoot
Konami Logo (CGA)
Screenshot from Contra
Title screen
Screenshot from Fernandez Must Die