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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Afro Samurai2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai Games America Inc.3.70
WET2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.87
Wolfenstein2009PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.90
Fallout 32008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC3.66
Silent Hill: Homecoming2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.04
Call of Duty: World at War2008PlayStation 3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.53
Left 4 Dead2008Macintosh, Windows, Xbox 360Valve Corporation3.82
Saints Row 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.85
Gears of War 22008Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.48
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Game of the Year Edition2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.89
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 22008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft Entertainment SA3.55
Golden Axe: Beast Rider2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Army of Two2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.33
Condemned 2: Bloodshot2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.4.04
Ninja Gaiden II2008Xbox 360Tecmo, Inc.3.19
Dark Sector2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360D3Publisher of America, Inc.3.12
The Club2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc.3.18
Conflict: Denied Ops2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Eidos, Inc.3.23
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.26
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy2008PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Sierra Entertainment, Inc.3.34
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Ubisoft, Inc.3.74
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, WiiCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Soldier of Fortune: Payback2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Value Publishing, Inc.2.80
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
The Shield: The Game2007PlayStation 2, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc.5.00
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Selected Covers

Dark Sector PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Dark Sector
The Club PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for The Club
Fallout 3 Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Fallout 3
Saints Row 2 Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Saints Row 2

Selected Screenshots

Main menu.
Screenshot from Dark Sector
Splash Screen
Screenshot from The Club
Main menu
Screenshot from Fallout 3
Main menu
Screenshot from Saints Row 2