Congratulations. The October labor lottery is complete. Your name was pulled. For immediate placement, report to the Ministry of Admission at Grestin Border Checkpoint. An apartment will be provided for you and your family in East Grestin. Expect a Class-8 dwelling.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (340 reviews) - 95% of the 340 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (16,221 reviews) - 96% of the 16,221 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 8, 2013

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“Buy, study, and share this game as an example of video games as true art.”
BUY – Ars Technica

“..it is absorbing, brilliantly written and causes you to question your every instinct and reaction - both in the game and in real life.”
9/10 – Eurogamer

“Papers Please is a fantastic idea, beautifully executed.”
8.7/10 – IGN

About This Game

Congratulations.
The October labor lottery is complete. Your name was pulled.
For immediate placement, report to the Ministry of Admission at Grestin Border Checkpoint.
An apartment will be provided for you and your family in East Grestin. Expect a Class-8 dwelling.
Glory to Arstotzka



The communist state of Arstotzka has just ended a 6-year war with neighboring Kolechia and reclaimed its rightful half of the border town, Grestin.

Your job as immigration inspector is to control the flow of people entering the Arstotzkan side of Grestin from Kolechia. Among the throngs of immigrants and visitors looking for work are hidden smugglers, spies, and terrorists.

Using only the documents provided by travelers and the Ministry of Admission's primitive inspect, search, and fingerprint systems you must decide who can enter Arstotzka and who will be turned away or arrested.

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1280x720 screen resolution
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Mountain Lion (10.8)
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1280x720 screen resolution
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum 1280x720 screen resolution
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Overwhelmingly Positive (340 reviews)
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baconoreo
7.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
I really liked this game. It made me laugh, and it made me really sad at one point (but I didn't cry trust me) and it is fairly easy to get the hang of. I highly recommend it to people who like story based games
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kellypwnsXD
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
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M.O.A Immagration Officer
31.8 hrs
Posted: September 25
USA Immagration Officer: Papers, please.

Immagrant: Here.

USA Immagration Officer: (Highlights: [NO ENTRY FROM MEXICO]. And then proceeds to interrogate.

USA Immagration Officer: No entry from Mexico.

DENIED

USA Immagration Officer: No entry from Mexico.

*Immagrant turns back and walks away.

GLORY TO AMERICA
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[82DK]Warden_Jimbo
11.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
One of the best games in the world.
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Salemono
1.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Glory to Arstotzka
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Snooperfax
6.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
surprisingly good with the graphics, worth it
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BigTex1991
8.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
I rarely write reviews but when I do it is because of a great game. Addicting, Suprising, and masterly crafted. 99 thumbs up.
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The 420 Blazin' Raisins
155.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
Fantastic game, gritty and realistic, does an extremely good job at making you believe the world you're put into. Reasonably challenging but fair, and the multiple endings are a nice touch. 9/10 for me, perfect for its price.
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✪Spolveratore✪
7.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
Paper Please is a well made and catchy game. The story mode is funny and comic, the difficulty level grow progressively during the game and the soundtrack is catchy. At the beginning you just have to check 1 or 2 things on the passport, and in the end you will check something like 6-7 things and its pretty damn easy to forgot looking at one of these. At the end I was like forcing me to finish it because it became a little bit repetitve, but overall it's a good game for the price I've paid for it (3.50 euro). My final mark is 8/10

GLORY TO ARSTOZKA (Even if I dont have a clue where it is :(. )
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
35 of 35 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Papers, Please is a testament to the power of games as a medium. It manages to be, all at once, an intellectual stimulation, an escape from reality, and social commentary. It is art, entertainment and work rolled into one. As the player, you are presented with a task that is very much like a lot of paper-pushing jobs out there. Yet here it becomes an intellectual challenge; a test of your mettle and attention. And somehow it is still fun. This is quite an accomplishment in terms of gameplay.

The story, meanwhile, is at once Orwellian and Kafkaesque. It is a kind of social commentary, but not on-the-nose; it is subtle, humourous, nuanced. The recurring characters, with very brief screen time, manage to be interesting and memorable. The Soviet aesthetic is superbly done in terms of design and graphics. The mechanics can be constraining sometimes, but that's part of its charm and challenge.

Above all, this is a game that is sui generis, its own beast. There are games with similar micromanagement mechanics, but the aesthetic and the pacing of Papers, Please make it unique.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Trump Border Guard Simulator 2016

Be sure to get your wife medicine, or else you will end up taking care of the kids and the mother-in-law.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Is it ugly to look at? Too be honest, yes. Is it depressing to play? Hell ye. Does it feel like a real job? As much as it can.

But... The setting, the story, the originilaty, the atmosphere, the decisions, the suspense - that all makes it worth your time.
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30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I DEMAND A SEQUEL!!!
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Really amazing and fun Indie typish game, The game is very easy to play and learn, it will get harder tho the more days you make but that doesn't really matter because it is easy to learn it and use the new things, also this game has some parts where there are people coming to ur booth and asking u to do them a favor or etc. or let them pass etc. and its up to you to make the decision to let them pass and risk getting a strike or deny them, this game gets ur feelings tho, because some choices are hard.

But anyways i would highly recommend this game :)!, REALLY FUN and AMAZING :)! Definitely worth Playing.


10/10 GLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRYYYY TO ARSTOTZKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
I really enjoyed this game. I just want to know why EZIC is still after me. I"M NOT HELPING YOU GUYS!!! GLORY TO ARZTOTZKA!!! GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE GAME!!!


Also what the heck does EZIC even stand for?

Like I said, great game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Let jorji be free to waltz around arstotzka
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
"Arstotzka so great, passport not required." -Jorji Costava
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Glory to Arstotzka!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Amazingly deep game. You feel as though your choices carry weight and that your morality is truely tested.
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