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 (14,976 reviews) - 96% of the 14,976 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
Helpful customer reviews
1,003 of 1,192 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,723 people found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
*Starting a new day*
*Calls first guy up*
*Gets handed papers*
*Checks name, DOB, work permit, etc*
*Sees name is 'Ivan Bae'*
*Immediately accepts into country*
*Gets ticket*

I did it for Bae.

10/10
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201 of 213 people (94%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Papers, Please
Papers, Please is a one of a kind game. It has a concept I have never seen before, and I doubt I will ever see it again.
Despite the pixelated graphics, the game manages to very strongly portray a dark, dystopian world. The borders between two enemy soviet states, Kolechia, and Arstotzka, have opened up for the first time in years, and as a border inspector, it is your job to watch for terrorists, smugglers, illegal immigrants, wanted criminals, and people with a quarantined disease, it is very easy in this game to forget something, and let in, or keep out, someone who should have stayed in / out.
Stats
Papers, Please contains:
  • 13 Steam achievements
  • A "30 day" Story mode
  • 20 different possible endings to story mode
  • 5 family members to look after with soviet wage
Pros
  • Interesting, retro graphics
  • Good soundtrack
  • Increasingly challenging as the game progresses
  • An interesting story, filled with the options of corruption, or loyalty, deceit, or truth.
  • Multiple endings
  • In over 20 hours of gameplay, I have never found a bug
Cons
  • Game can eventually begin to feel repetative
  • A few things are timed poorly, and give not as big an impact as they could if done properly
  • Some of the most exciting things mentioned in the papers never influence the main storyline
  • Although an amazing game, it is the kind of game that takes a while to get into. It does not start out the most fun game.
TL;DR
Papers, Please is a one of a kind game, with a lot of different factors that must be taken into account when playing, a combination of planned events and random ones, even in the main storyline makes the story replayable. However, this game is not going to be everyone's cup of tea; may be boring to some. Overall, I reccommend this game.
Overall rating
7/10
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220 of 238 people (92%) found this review helpful
289 people found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
•Gets order to give any information about certain group.
•Gives information about group.
•Gets arrested for having information about group.

Glory to Arstotzka.
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174 of 188 people (93%) found this review helpful
231 people found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Me: Paper's please.
Visitor: *Hands hand drawn passport*
Me: Sir this is a fake passport
Visitor: I see
Visitor: You no like passport.
Visitor: Tommorow i bring better.
Next Day
Me: Paper's please
Visitor: *Hands the same handdrawn passport*

10/10 would draw passport again
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142 of 151 people (94%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
Pros:
- incredibly unique concept
- tons of addictive fun
- some humor here and there
- multiple endings
- choices matter
- having to learn everything to succeed is a very pleasant experience
Cons:
- none

Final rating: 10/10 Buy it now, or you will be detained. Glory to Arstotzka.
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