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
Dead to Rights II2005PlayStation 2, Windows, XboxNamco Hometek Inc.2.93
Highlander: The Last of the MacLeods1995JaguarAtari Corporation2.93
NARC1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.2.94
Aftershock for Quake1996DOS, WindowsHead Games Publishing, Inc.2.94
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut2011PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.2.96
Duke Nukem 3D1998GenesisTec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.2.98
The Godfather: The Action Game1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSU.S. Gold, Inc.2.98
Black Belt1986SEGA Master SystemSEGA of America, Inc.3.00
Medal of Honor (Tier 1 Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.00
Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance2005PlayStation 2, XboxCapcom Entertainment, Inc.3.00
War Zone1991Amiga, Atari STCore Design Ltd.3.00
Patriots: A Nation Under Fire2007WindowsSilverline Software3.00
Hardline1996DOS, Macintosh, WindowsVirgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.3.03
Red Ninja: End of Honor2005PlayStation 2, XboxVivendi Universal Games, Inc.3.03
Postal²2003Macintosh, WindowsWhiptail Interactive3.04
Rambo III1989GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.04
Target: Renegade1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, NES, ZX SpectrumTaito America Corporation3.05
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation2012Linux, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Intergrow Inc.3.07
Predator1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumActivision, Inc.3.07
Platoon1987Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX SpectrumData East Corporation3.08
RoboCop 21990AmigaOcean Software Ltd.3.08
Silent Hill: Homecoming2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.09
Quake II1999Nintendo 64Activision, Inc.3.09
Techno Cop1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Genesis, ZX SpectrumRazorSoft, Inc.3.09
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Selected Covers

Postal² Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Postal²
Platoon NES Front Cover
Front cover for Platoon
Aftershock for Quake DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Aftershock for Quake

Selected Screenshots

Tons of difficulty modes give you an almost perfect game.
Screenshot from Postal²
Title screen
Screenshot from Platoon
Skill selection map. [Custom engine of choice: FitzQuake 0.85]
Screenshot from Aftershock for Quake
Title screen
Screenshot from Leatherneck