Papers, Please for PC
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Papers, Please

Aug 8, 2013

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About this game

Developer: Lucas Pope
Content Rating: Mature


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. In the dystopian document thriller Papers, Please, your job as an 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 MoA's primitive computer dispatch system you must decide who can enter Arstotzka and who will be turned away or arrested.

System Requirements


  • 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

Critic Reviews

16 Reviews
Daniel BowesDec 04, 2013
All in all Papers, Please has surprising depth and is definitely worth your time. For a game that looks and feels oppressive it has a way of drawing you in, its unique approach and art style is its saving grace, the bland style and SNES era graphics apply well to the feeling of old fashioned oppression. It’s a game that will frustrate you, but will challenge you like you haven’t been challenged in a while. At its cheap Steam price you should pick it up as soon as you can.
Richard CobbettAug 12, 2013
Papers Please is a fantastic idea, beautifully executed. On the surface, stamping passports is the dullest job in the world. Wrapped up in Cold War chic though, it’s more than that from the start, with enough personality soon emerging from the greyness to keep it interesting even after foiling the hundredth attempt to sneak something nasty across the border. It’s not necessarily "fun," especially as you watch your family wither and die in the name of efficient immigration control, but it’s certainly compelling.
Evan LahtiAug 08, 2013
An Endless mode alleviates some of Story mode's monotony by letting you compete on leaderboards for prestige, but above all Papers, Please is a $10 ticket to emotional manipulation, left brain stimulation, and elegantly-paced virtual paperwork wrapped in clever storytelling.

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