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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.

  • 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
Operation Thunderbolt1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SNES, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.69
Hooligans2002WindowsHip Interactive Corp.2.73
Silent Scope 2: Dark Silhouette2000Arcade, PlayStation 2Konami Amusement of America Inc.2.75
Sky Shark1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, NES, Sharp X68000, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation2.77
Sniper: Path of Vengeance2002WindowsXicat Interactive, Inc.2.78
Nitro Family2004WindowsValuSoft, Inc.2.79
Seafox1982Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, VIC-20Brøderbund Software, Inc.2.79
Soldier of Fortune: Payback2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Value Publishing, Inc.2.80
Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero1997Nintendo 64, PlayStationMidway2.82
Total Carnage1991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Arcade, DOS, Jaguar, SNESMalibu Games2.83
NecroVisioN2009Windows1C Company2.83
Rambo: First Blood Part II1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.84
Jail Break1986Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumKonami Industry Co. Ltd.2.85
X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse1997Amiga, DOS, MacintoshMacSoft2.85
Predator 21991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.2.85
Alpha Prime2006WindowsMeridian4, Inc.2.86
WET2009PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.87
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006PlayStation 2THQ Inc.2.88
Painkiller: Resurrection2009WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.88
Painkiller: Overdose2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.88
Into the Eagle's Nest1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumAtari Corporation2.90
Operation: Cleanstreets1988Amiga, Atari ST, DOSBrøderbund Software, Inc.2.91
Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green2005Windows, XboxGroove Games2.99
Navy Seals1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.91
Beverly Hills Cop1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumTynesoft Computer Software3.97
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Selected Covers

Operation Thunderbolt ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Operation Thunderbolt
Total Carnage Amiga CD32 Front Cover
Front cover for Total Carnage
Predator 2 Amiga Front Cover
Front cover for Predator 2

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Operation Thunderbolt
Title screen
Screenshot from Total Carnage
Screenshot from Predator 2