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.

  • 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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
BraveStarr1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumGO!0.80
Platoon1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX SpectrumData East Corporation3.08
Fire Power1987Amiga, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSMicroIllusions3.84
Wings of Fury1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Color, PC-98, Sharp X68000Brøderbund Software, Inc.3.61
Prohibition1987Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Multimedia SA2.92
Shockway Rider1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumFTL - Faster Than Light3.75
Operation Wolf1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, SEGA Master System, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.45
Mountie Mick's Deathride1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumReaktör Software0.75
Contra1987Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DoJa, DOS, MSX, NES, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.3.87
Operation: Cleanstreets1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.2.91
Leatherneck1988Amiga, Atari STMicroDeal Ltd.2.92
Operation Thunderbolt1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.69
Target: Renegade1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.04
The Ninja Warriors1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, ZX SpectrumSales Curve Ltd., The3.70
Wanted1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumInfogrames Europe SA3.94
Veteran1988Amiga, Atari STInfogrames Europe SA1.92
NARC1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.97
Fernandez Must Die1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumImage Works2.28
Techno Cop1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, ZX SpectrumRazorSoft, Inc.3.09
P.O.W.1988AmigaActionware Corporation2.00
Battle Island1988Commodore 64Novagen Software Ltd...
Rambo III1989GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.04
Sword of Sodan1989Amiga, Genesis, MacintoshBethesda Softworks LLC2.23
Shadow Dancer1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.52
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Selected Covers

Battle Island Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Battle Island
Operation: Cleanstreets Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Operation: Cleanstreets
Shockway Rider ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Shockway Rider
Techno Cop DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Techno Cop
NARC ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for NARC

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Battle Island
Screenshot from Operation: Cleanstreets
Title screen
Screenshot from Fernandez Must Die
Loading screen
Screenshot from Shockway Rider
Developer's logo
Screenshot from Techno Cop