Categories: Adventure
Meta Score: 85
Store: Papers, Please (Price: $ 3,68)
User Score: 85.0
Platform: PC, iOS (iPhone/iPad), PlayStation Vita
Publisher Names: 3909
Support Language: English, French, German, Spanish – Spain, Portuguese – Brazil, Russian
Publish Date: 2013-08-08

PC Requirements:


  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • 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 1280×720 screen resolution


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.

Positive Comment(s)

The variety and attention to detail in a game about repetition is quite incredible. At times decisions you make will even influence future gameplay.92Hooked Gamers
Papers, Please is a really unique experience. Given the price, it’s definitely a must-have if you want to try a game that’s funny in a way different from the usual
One of this year’s best indie games, one that will surprise you with your decisions. Are you really as kind and compassionate as you think?90Eurogamer Spain
Papers, please is a powerful and thought-provoking game that encourages moral reflection.90Eurogamer Italy
Papers, Please is a lean game that knows exactly what it wants to do, and does it with more style and confidence than one could reasonably expect.90DarkStation
With a deluge of big-budget, high-profile games on the horizon, it might be easy to overlook a quiet, unusual game like Papers, Please. But don’t do that, comrade. The consequences would be dire.90Toronto Sun
This is an 8-bit-masterpiece, an atmospheric border patrol dystopia, filled with loads of decisions and tough
Papers, Please is not only original but fun, too. More papers, please! [Sept 2013]89Pelit (Finland)
An original and pleasantly demanding puzzle-style game that leaves you wanting slightly more and slightly more variety.87PC Gamer
A fantastic idea, beautifully executed.87IGN

Negative Comment(s)

This software provides an interesting experience with its unique story, but the gameplay can be lacking at times.80IGN Italia
It’s quite hard to consider this a “game”, and it rather feels like an interactive documentary. In any case, we think it’s something necessary and worth checking out.75Vandal
A novel, stylish game taking advantage of its minimal design more than you would believe, and it succeeds in arousing your emotions, which is the thing other game titles could dream of. [Issue#233]60LEVEL (Czech Republic)
the most boring game that has ever existed in the world, either you accept the roles or you simply reject them.0Asparz
I used to play it when my pc was bad I don’t know how the producers came up with such an original idea70arllda
I couldn’t find anything very special. but it’s fun to play, nice to pass the time.60aligunes
Extremely overrated .30nastyjes
Has problems with presentation and first class realization of ideas to be standout game60Piruz
its a good waste of time. it is not a good game. Very skippable. Skip this game.20GapeHorn

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