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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Soldier of Fortune: Payback2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Value Publishing, Inc.2.76
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.51
Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.63
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles2007PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii UCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.71
Painkiller: Overdose2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.03
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.67
The Shield: The Game2007PlayStation 2, WindowsAspyr Media, Inc....
Manhunt 22007PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.42
Crimes of War2007WindowsPlay Ten Interactive...
Unreal Tournament III2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.51
Crackdown2007Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.71
Chili Con Carnage2007PSPEidos Interactive Ltd.3.77
300: March to Glory2007PSP, PS VitaWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc....
Little Britain: The Video Game2007PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsBlast Entertainment Ltd....
Patriots: A Nation Under Fire2007WindowsSilverline Software...
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
The Godfather: Blackhand Edition2007PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.4.16
Mortal Kombat: Kollection2007PlayStation 2Midway Games, Inc.4.20
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.77
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point2006WindowsVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.81
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.85
Painkiller: Hell Wars2006XboxDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.4.22
Reservoir Dogs2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos, Inc.3.34
Saints Row2006Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.63
Terror Strike2006WindowsKonami of Europe GmbH...
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Selected Covers

Conan PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Conan
Crimes of War Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Crimes of War
Stranglehold PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Stranglehold
Chili Con Carnage PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Chili Con Carnage

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Crimes of War
Most of these shotgun bullets will hit Tequila.
Screenshot from Stranglehold
Main menu
Screenshot from Chili Con Carnage
Hiding from a S.W.A.T. Sniper
Screenshot from Reservoir Dogs
Game group created by Xoleras (65904), additional games added to group by Sciere (424962), Terok Nor (23854) and Sicarius (60676)