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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.

  • 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
Heimat Defender: Rebellion2020WindowsKVLTGAMES...
Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni2016PS Vita, WindowsMarvelous Inc....
Carmageddon: Max Damage2016PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneStainless Games Ltd.3.59
Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors2016PS VitaNIS America, Inc....
Hatred2015WindowsDestructive Creations2.78
Dying Light2015Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.28
Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel2013PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
Dead Rising 32013Xbox OneMicrosoft Studios...
Dead Island: Riptide2013PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver3.93
Sleeping Dogs2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Square Enix, Inc.3.96
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom U.S.A., Inc.3.16
The Darkness II2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 3602K Games, Inc.3.49
Syndicate2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.46
Lucius2012WindowsLace Mamba Global Ltd.2.52
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation2012Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now, Windows, Xbox 360Nordic Games Publishing AB3.54
Prototype 2 (Radnet Edition)2012PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Activision Publishing, Inc....
Dead Island2011OnLive, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Deep Silver, Inc.3.46
Bulletstorm2011PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.3.91
Mortal Kombat2011PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.97
F.3.A.R.2011OnLive, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.3.67
The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut2011PlayStation 3SEGA of America, Inc.3.26
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record2011PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now, Windows, Xbox 360Capcom Entertainment, Inc....
Postal III2011WindowsAkella1.72
Saints Row: The Third2011Gloud, Linux, OnLive, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.92
Rise of Nightmares2011Xbox 360SEGA of America, Inc....
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Selected Covers

F.3.A.R. Windows Front Cover
Front cover for F.3.A.R.
The Darkness II Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Darkness II
Postal III Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Postal III

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from F.3.A.R.
Main menu
Screenshot from The Darkness II
F yeah main menu
Screenshot from Postal III
Title screen
Screenshot from Syndicate
Screenshot from Lucius
Game group created by Xoleras (66463), additional games added to group by Sciere (771367), Terok Nor (32097) and Sicarius (61546)
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