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 (440 reviews) - 93% of the 440 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (15,780 reviews) - 96% of the 15,780 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
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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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Recent:
Very Positive (440 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (15,780 reviews)
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keith
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
I think Papers Please is worth the $10 its priced at.

Its an awesome puzzle/stratagey game set in a Communist country similar to the U.S.S.R.

My freinds thought the whole concept of stamping papers is stupid and I did too until I tried this game. It sucessfully shows people trying to survive in a country that pays next to nothing. At one point in the game this man's wife dosen't have an acceptable entry visa and you are forced to make the choice of letting her in or not. THis seems like a simple problem until you take in the fact that if you dont let her in the country, she will be shot.

Overall, Papers Please is worth the money.
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Leon Trotsky ☦
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Papers, please.
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StickySnax
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
A remarkable game. Very high replay value.
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Its_Laz3r_ShaRk
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Absolutly epic. This game is worth the 10 - 11$. 2 Thumbs up to the developers!!!
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Keez
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Its a game you can easily come back and get a quick gaming session in. The style and the sound is amazing. Its going to be a memorable game for me. These smaller games keep suprising me.
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nuktof4
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
My favorite game of all time. I cannot recommend it enough...
Although the concept may sound extraordinarily boring, the game gives so much time and development to the events and atmosphere that surround you, it is difficult not to find yourself absolutely immersed in every unique, individual character.
I should really stop here, because if I were to say any more about this game, it would ruin great reveal after great reveal.
With a great soundtrack, unique art style, and unbelievable gameplay and story, this game is an easy 10/10.
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#TheBats ✪ Rares 10 ✪
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
It's a very good game with a beautiful story !

Glory to Arstoszka !
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Dude Jaway Jr
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This is a game that you have to experience for yourself. It has an amazing, interesting story, an amazing idea, and it is executed extremely well. There are events that can happen and they will present you with extremely difficult choices. Glory to Arstotzka.
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pretty good
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
american wall border simulator but it's like russian XD
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154 of 180 people (86%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
62 of 72 people (86%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
317.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Haven't played that long, good game though
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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
26 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Got screwed by twice in a row with a fake papers.
Third comrade comes in and prays that I let him pass for he has cancer and needs Arstozka's famous healthcare to fix him.
After preventing him to pass he offers me all his savings as a bribe.
I snatched his last pennies, denied his passport and commanded him to get back in the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ he came from.

Felt both good and miserable at the same time afterwards... gg 10/10.
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95 of 134 people (71%) found this review helpful
87 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I came here for trump jokes.
I got a post brexit UK sim.

10/10 still politicaly relevant
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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
It's amazing how much this game is deeper than it seems at first glance.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
☑ Nudity

Glory to Arstotzka
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
DAN

DUN

DAN

DUN

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DUN

DAN

DUN

DAN

DUN

DAN

DUN

Glory to Arztotska!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
All of my family members died of disease.

I went to jail.

Glory to Arstotzka.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
10/10 best Trump Wall simulator ever

Glory to Arstotzka
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