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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
Persian Gulf Inferno1989Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Innerprise Software, Inc.3.14
Dogs of War1989Amiga, Atari STElite Systems Ltd.3.86
A-10 Tank Killer1989Amiga, DOSDynamix, Inc.3.74
Shadow Dancer1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA of America, Inc.3.14
E-SWAT: Cyber Police1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumSEGA Enterprises Ltd.3.20
Smash T.V.1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, Genesis, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES, Xbox 360, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.63
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi1990Genesis, Wii, WindowsSEGA of America, Inc.3.88
Blazing Thunder1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumHi-Tec Software Ltd.3.63
Beverly Hills Cop1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumTynesoft Computer Software3.97
The Punisher1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.37
RoboCop 21990AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.08
Wings1990Amiga, BlackBerry, Game Boy AdvanceCinemaware Corporation3.87
Lost Patrol1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSOcean Software Ltd.3.58
Navy Seals1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumOcean Software Ltd.2.91
Crime Wave1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSAccess Software, Inc.3.20
ThunderJaws1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDomark Software Ltd.3.81
Mad Dog McCree19913DO, Arcade, CD-i, DOS, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, SEGA CD, WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.3.04
Sharkey's Moll1991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, ZX SpectrumZeppelin Games Limited1.75
War Zone1991Amiga, Atari STCore Design Ltd.2.87
The Godfather: The Action Game1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSU.S. Gold, Inc.2.98
Total Carnage1991Amiga, Amiga CD32, Arcade, DOS, Jaguar, SNESMalibu Games2.91
Predator 21991Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumKonami, Inc.2.91
Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight1991Amiga, DOSMindscape International Ltd.3.89
Die Hard 2: Die Harder1992Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSGrandslam Video Ltd.3.35
Lethal Enforcers1992Arcade, Genesis, SEGA CD, SNESKonami (America), Inc.4.10
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Selected Covers

Navy Seals Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Navy Seals
A-10 Tank Killer DOS Front Cover
Front cover for A-10 Tank Killer
E-SWAT: Cyber Police SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for E-SWAT: Cyber Police
Wings Game Boy Advance Front Cover
Front cover for Wings

Selected Screenshots

The title screen
Screenshot from Navy Seals
Title screen (MCGA/VGA)
Screenshot from A-10 Tank Killer
Title screen
Screenshot from E-SWAT: Cyber Police
Intro
Screenshot from Dogs of War