Papers Please is a great game. It's basically a game where you control a checkpoint at the edge of a country and you can decide whether people are let in or not. Simple, right?
Well, if it was THAT simple, it probably wouldn't even be on Steam.
The country you work for, Artzstotska (I bet I spelled that incorrectly) apparently has a lot of issues, and it gets to the point where billions of documents have to be checked before you can clear them for entry. One tiny mess-up, and you can get fined, warned, or worse. And at the end of the day, the money you make is immediately spent for your family so that you and your family can stay alive. I actually found myself really concerned about my family while I was playing this game and felt overwhelemed as if I was actually a poor man not doing so well in a communist country.
Also, I'm not very good, because my uncle, wife, and son died :(
That would STILL be boring if it wasn't for the immense variety of people that come in. Some are smugglers, some are reporters that I can't let through, some don't have the right papers but beg and bribe me, some have stories, some cuss at me, some threaten me, and some launch terrorist attacks. Personally, I'll let anyone in that will bribe me enough to compensate for my violation fees, and detain anyone because I made a deal with a security guard to have half of his bonus whenever I detain a person with him. I am now trained to use a gun to deal with attackers, and I am a very good shooter. Secretly though, I am part of a special underground operation that aims to take down the horrible government and I recieve messages from them every day.
This game has a lot to offer. Seems simple at first, but when you get into it, it turns out to be really great. Papers, Please is a true storytelling masterpiece.