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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Leatherneck1988Amiga, Atari STMicroDeal Ltd.2.92
Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.93
Dead to Rights II2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxNamco Hometek Inc.2.93
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut2011PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.2.96
NARC1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.97
Duke Nukem 3D1998GenesisTec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.2.98
The Godfather: The Action Game1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSU.S. Gold, Inc.2.98
Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance2005PlayStation 2, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.00
Medal of Honor (Tier 1 Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.00
Black Belt1986SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.00
Patriots: A Nation Under Fire2007WindowsSilverline Software3.00
War Zone1991Amiga, Atari STCore Design Ltd.3.00
Postal²2003Macintosh, WindowsWhiptail Interactive3.00
Hardline1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.03
Red Ninja: End of Honor2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.03
Silent Hill: Homecoming2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.04
Rambo III1989GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.07
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation2012Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Nordic Games GmbH3.07
Predator1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.07
Red Faction II2002GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Windows, XboxTHQ Inc.3.08
Crime Wave1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOSAccess Software, Inc.3.08
Platoon1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX SpectrumData East Corporation3.08
RoboCop 21990AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.08
Quake II1999Nintendo 64Activision, Inc.3.09
Techno Cop1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, ZX SpectrumRazorSoft, Inc.3.10
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Selected Covers

Quake II Nintendo 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Quake II
Red Faction II Xbox Front Cover
Front cover for Red Faction II
Hardline Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hardline
Postal² Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Postal²

Selected Screenshots

Start Menu
Screenshot from Quake II
Title screen
Screenshot from Duke Nukem 3D
The first mission is a prequel to the game, as Sopot Elite Guard Alias infiltrates a foreign military base to steal Capek's Nanocell, the object responsible for this entire mess
Screenshot from Red Faction II
Your character even has magial abilities.
Screenshot from Hardline
Tons of difficulty modes give you an almost perfect game.
Screenshot from Postal²