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
Manhunt 22007PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii, WindowsRockstar Games, Inc.3.38
F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate2007WindowsSierra Entertainment, Inc.3.53
TimeShift2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc.3.66
Conan2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.30
Painkiller: Overdose2007WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.88
The Darkness2007PlayStation 3, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.95
John Woo presents Stranglehold2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Games, Inc.3.62
Crimes of War2007WindowsPlay Ten Interactive3.71
300: March to Glory2007PSPWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.00
Chili Con Carnage2007PSPEidos Interactive Ltd.3.86
The Godfather: Blackhand Edition2007PlayStation 3, WiiElectronic Arts, Inc.4.16
Patriots: A Nation Under Fire2007WindowsSilverline Software3.00
Little Britain: The Video Game2007PlayStation 2, PSP, WindowsBlast Entertainment Ltd.1.14
Unreal Tournament III2007PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Midway Home Entertainment, Inc.3.49
Mortal Kombat: Kollection2007PlayStation 2Midway Games, Inc.4.20
25 to Life2006PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxEidos Interactive Ltd.1.85
SiN Episodes: Emergence2006WindowsValve Corporation3.80
50 Cent Bulletproof: G Unit Edition2006PSPVivendi Universal Games International S.A.0.00
Terror Strike2006WindowsKonami of Europe GmbH...
Alpha Prime2006WindowsMeridian4, Inc.2.86
The Mark2006WindowsAkella3.43
El Matador2006WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o.3.14
The Sopranos: Road to Respect2006PlayStation 2THQ Inc.2.88
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon2006PlayStation 2, Wii, XboxMidway Home Entertainment, Inc.4.34
Gears of War2006Xbox 360Microsoft Game Studios3.56
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Selected Covers

25 to Life Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for 25 to Life
Gears of War Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Gears of War
Crimes of War Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Crimes of War
Chili Con Carnage PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Chili Con Carnage
The Darkness Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for The Darkness

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from 25 to Life
To train or not to train?
Screenshot from Gears of War
Main menu
Screenshot from Crimes of War
Main menu
Screenshot from Chili Con Carnage
The main menu, animated like in <moby game="The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay">The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay</moby>
Screenshot from The Darkness