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.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (337 reviews) - 93% of the 337 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (16,121 reviews) - 96% of the 16,121 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 8, 2013

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Reviews

“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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (337 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (16,121 reviews)
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BarkingDoggy
23.8 hrs
Posted: August 31
The gameplay is so creative, which explains why the story and gameplay go so well together. The story is dark, but oh so outstanding. There are so many little details in this game that make it as good as it is. No matter what types of games you play, please pick this game up. It isn't too hard but not too easy, yet the story still keeps that tension. 9.5/10
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LieutenantSHEEP
4.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
Papers, Please is all about surviving a job as a import employee. Get those papers stamped, save your family from famine. Great fun, fast, dificult, fun.
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The Worst Baker
18.9 hrs
Posted: August 31
This is by far my favourite Indie game of all time.

The setting and world perfectly works with the gameplay in a opressive world.

Even by simply doing the right thing and doing your job can lead you to your death.

The moral lines and choices in this are truely interesting.

Glory to Arstotzka.
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Toonspy
7.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
One of the most gripping games I have ever played. You see so much of this twisted, communist world through your little office window, and show that the actions of a single man can affect the entire country. The game gives you countless chances to choose what kind of inspector you want to be, with the impact of yur choices becoming present very clearly.
It has been a long time since a game has simultaneously stressed me to my limits and left me yearning to finish it.

Glory to Artstotzka.
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blubberblt23
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
in real life this job would be considered tedious, painfully boring, and suicide enducing. This game is the complete and utter opposite with the multiple endings and randomized character it has an interesting gameplay style that ultimately captivates yyour attention for hours of gameplay
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lakero45
4.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
What crossing the American border will look like if Trump wins
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A_Souless_Ginger
8.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
Such a simple, but amazing game.
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Mr. Meeseeks
11.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
is naice
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Bruce Wayne
18.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Try it, it's worth your time!
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NekoAlex
8.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
10 EZIC/10 Jorji
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
112 of 161 people (70%) found this review helpful
139 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Yah so you're probably thinking ah yes a new review. Wrong. This is just a random pavlova recipe cos you are probably hungry after surfing the reviews.

Ingredients

4 egg whites (5 if you are using small eggs)

250g pure icing sugar or fine castor sugar, sifted

½ teaspoon white vinegar

1 tablespoon cornflour, sifted

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

2. Prepare a baking tray by placing baking paper on it. Put a little melted butter or vegetable oil spray on the tray so that the paper will stay in one place while you are spooning the pavlova mix on to it.

3. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on a medium setting until soft peaks form.

Once soft peaks appear, add the sugar all at once and beat the mixture for a minute or so on full speed. Do not stop the machine to add the sugar. It needs to be a continuous process to trap as much air as possible in the egg whites. You'll see the mixture change texture almost immediately, from loose, soft peaks to a more glossy, meringue-style mixture.

4. Turn the mixer up to high until the mixture thickens and the sugar has completely dissolved. It needs to reach the ribbon stage – when a spoonful of the meringue mixture poured back into the bowl sits on the surface like a ribbon.

5. Slow the machine, add the vinegar and let the beaters make three rotations, then remove the bowl from the mixer.

6. Sprinkle the cornflour over the egg white mixture and, using a clean spatula, gently fold in the cornflour – no more than six folds.

7. Spoon the mix on to the prepared tray and mould it into the shape you want. Kabboord prefers to leave it pretty heaped. Don't mess with the mix too much, though, as you want to get it in the oven quick smart. The other option is to use a preheated and lined tray. Speed is the key here.

8. Place the tray in the middle of the oven and immediately turn the temperature down to 120 degrees Celsius. Don't use the fan.

9. Cook for 80-90 minutes but don't let the pavlova colour. You may see a little sugar syrup seep out of the bottom but the crust should be firm. Inside, it will be soft and marshmallowy.

10. Cool to room temperature and decorate using quark, Meredith goat's curd or mascarpone (cream is boring!) and your favourite toppings, such as chopped summer fruit or passionfruit custard.

Enjoy! (And the game)

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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Papers, Please, is an indie game published in 2013 by Lucas Pope, which sees the player take control of an immigration officer at the border of the fictional country of Arstotzka, a country based on the slew of authoritarian dictatorships that popped up in Eastern Europe during the Cold War. Set in 1982 after the conclusion of a six-year conflict between Arstotzka and neighboring Kolechia, the player, an immigration officer for Arsotzka, has to decide based on varying rules who is or isn't allowed to enter Arstotzka.

Throughout the game, the player will be faced with tasks largely based around morality: Should this poor old woman be allowed to enter despite her expired passport? Should this refugee be allowed despite his criminal record? Is Cobrastan a real country? The game isn't vague with things and makes it clear the differences presented to the player: Money or Morality? With a family of five (and a sixth possible to adopt) to feed, shelter, and heat, the stakes are much higher and less personal and more interpersonal; it becomes logical to deny the masses illegally trying to enter Arstotzka as long as you're able to keep your family alive.

The rules for who can get into the country tend to change daily in the story mode, and the game makes sure to not keep the player too tired or too familiar with a single rule setup; One day people from the United Federation will be barred due to a Polio outbreak there, another day they'll be allowed in as long as they bring a certificate that they were vaccinated. The game keeps the player on full alert, and tosses in new mechanics (terrorist attacks and rifles players can use to stop them, armed revolutionary groups willing to sneak through the border to overthrow the regime, etc) to keep the player both on edge and entertained, not allowing itself to fall flat or get boring during the 31 days the game has as its story mode.

In addition to story mode, there exists an endless mode which allows the player to compete against others internationally via Steam in regard to how many people they can get across in a period of time or other factors, such as how quick they can get through people correctly.

The game is a masterpiece in storytelling and narrative, and provides a great deal of stress and emotional impact with the player, along with excellent gameplay which is sure to keep your brain on high alert for a period of time after you finish up. I strongly suggest you buy this game if you enjoy 1984-esque worlds, or if you enjoy puzzle games in general.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Do job.
Cause no trouble.
Glory to Arstotzka.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Papers, Please is a mindblowing game, so deep yet so simple. It's a demonstration of what makes videogames such a beautfiul medium.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I rate this a GLORY TO ARSTOTZKA/10.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
66.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This is fine. :bbtcat:
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Arstotzka still best country for sure!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
I get my ♥♥♥ checked in the same place as in this game! But still this is the most awesome experience i ever had... emmm... Am i talking about game or about my ♥♥♥?! (bad english skills from the russian boy)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
Bethesda - Huge AAA development team: moral choices don't matter.
Papers, Please - Tiny indie project by ONE developer: one choice completely changes the course of your entire playthrough
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
YOU are hot like fire. YOU object of desire. YOU (again) WRAP MY HEART IN WIRE. YOU will approve my visa. GLORY TO ARSTOZKA!
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