Papers, Please

Papers, Please


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Papers Please is an indie puzzle game where you play an immigration inspector. Using only the documents provided by travelers and the Ministry of Admission's primitive inspect, you must decide who can enter, who will be turned away, and who will be arrested.

What the community says about Papers, Please

  • Aaron Day
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Papers, Please is a great game, probably one of my all time favorite indies. However, playing on the iPad isn't a very enjoyable experience; the interface is too cramped on a small touch screen."
  • Manuel Godínez
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "OK, bad graphics, maybe insensitve to the current political climate and a game about paperwork? Strangely, this game works. It is a setting where you have to survive in a less than ideal state, you want to help people but also needs to make decisions for yourself. I at first played this to see how bad it was expecting 10 minutes at the most and still was plsying three hours alter. "
  • Martha Hunt
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "While a book or movie can make you feel sympathy, a game can make you feel empathy. Play as a border control beaurocrat, and watch how you (the player) slowly start developing the same tendencies that you dislike in customs personnel. You will become obssessed with detail, develop distrust of those crossing the border, and use a brusque tone to question (or draw out) any seeming irregularities in documentation. You don't just build an understanding of why border personnel behave in the way they do. Instead, you realize that if you were in their shoes, you'd behave the exact same way. That is the essence of empathy."
    Catherine Burke
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Papers, Please is a very simple but unique game. This game is part simulation, puzzle, time-management, and commentary. While the task seems simple, there are ethical dilemmas that the player must face and the task of going through documents can seem tedious. "
  • Rebecca Roberts
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "This was not a good solution to this problem. This solution provided one game option that is compatible with a Windows XP or later operating system only. There was no reference to the problem of a satire game for iPhone or iPad."
  • Timothy Palmer
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Papers, Please is one of the most fascinating game experiences you will ever have. It is true art in game form. If you are looking for games that are very different from the norm and take a new approach to the typical gaming experience, this is the one for you."
    Ronald Pena
    Written on April 21, 2017
    "Holy cow! I think I have found Donald Trump's favorite game, 'Papers, Please'. I got to play an immigration inspector and let everybody in that he would turn away or arrest!"
    Nancy Rios
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "May not be the most politically correct game ever, but given the current political climate it's certainly a relevant one! It was fun to think about all the different variables one has to consider when letting someone in. This game was a fun puzzler for sure!"
  • Martha Contreras
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "I was looking for a game that would be challenge the normal playstyle and give insightful thought, but it was just a repetitive game that had the player going through the motions. there was no in depth story line and I couldn't get into the game at all."
    Miguel Córdova
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "This games is very limited in terms of gameplay as well as creativity. I understand it has only a single developer but I still expected more. Not one of my favorites for sure."
    Laura Roberts
    Written on January 1, 2017
    ""Papers, Please" what pretty exciting even though it's relatively simple. I would recommend it."
    Amy McCoy
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "This game is horrible! I can't think of a worse way to spend my time. "
  • Sharon Nguyen
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "I have never played this game, but looking at the video promoting it I think it looks interesting. A lot better than some games available I play. I watch a couple T.V. shows that are reality style about immigrations. This game looks similar to some aspect of what I have seen in the show. "
  • Parakram Sen
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "This is a game that can be played offline. There's good reason why that is because the graphics are horrible and it's not all that interesting to play. It's like a playing an 80s Atari type game."
  • Vincent Ortiz
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "This game puts you at the helm of an immigration's inspection line. Your goal is to use the clues given to you by those trying to enter the country to judge whether or not they should be allowed in. As mundane as it may sound to be in this position, it is a nice little puzzle game that makes you pay attention to details and letting in potential terrorists could end terribly for you."
  • Scott Collins
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "While looking for a casual game for playing while commuting, I came across Papers, Please. While its simplistic at its core, its a very addicting game. If you want to play on Ipad, you will have to grab the iOS version."
    Samuel Russell
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "I've spent a lot of hours in this game. It's really immersive and I enjoy the content of this type of indie game. This really gets you to think and assess people in it."
    Denise Tran
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Papers, Please is my go to game for playing on my commute to work. It is so fun and offers many nostalgic moments."
  • Jacqueline Wheeler
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "I've played this on both Windows and an iPad and it's great on both. You wouldn't think a retro-graphics game about what amounts to a totalitarian bureaucracy would be anything but mind-numbingly dull but it's actually very engaging and easy to get lost in. One of the most original indies I've played."
    Mildred Wagner
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "I think Papers, Please allows time to pass by in an entertaining way. I have indulged in this casual game and view it as entertainment that keeps on giving."
  • Melissa Baker
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "An excellent, entertaining game Papers, Please is everything you could want in a game. It has a fun, interesting plot which was unique upon release, and the face it has been copied by so many games is just testament to how good it is. The game truly makes you care and forces you to make difficult choices, putting you in the place of a real border agent as you tear families apart, or pay the price for leaving them intact. "
  • Christian Munoz
    Written on May 1, 2017
    "Well, what can be said about this wonderfully creative and additive indie puzzle game. The positive reviews and comments are a testiment to the quality and originality of this game craft. This game will test the players negotiating skills and ability to process information from a variety of sources. Such fun and challenge. "
    Ryan Peters
    Written on March 24, 2017
    "I found Papers, Please on Steam accidentally, I wasn't expecting to find a game that would allow me to fulfill my dream of being an immigration inspector but here is it. You can kick people out, have them arrested and even decide who gets to come in (haha) great for trump supporters and any xenophobe in your family!"
    Teresa Davidson
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "If you are a Steam member and looking for a casual game, Paper, Please fits the bill. It's a fun game you can become involved in, but doesn't take an expert gamer. I really enjoyed playing it and didn't get stressed out because I felt it was beyond my ability."
    Sarah Carr
    Written on March 23, 2017
    "I needed casual games on steam. A game with the odd title of Papers Please ended up being very very bad. It wasn't fun, and the instructions for proper play was poorly given."
  • Roy Fernandez
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "Papers, Please is truly an argument for video games as art. This is not a game that would work as a movie. This is not a game that would work as a book. It must be played, not seen or read. Once you get into the head of a border guard, demanded to process new and changing information as an endless stream of immigrants ask to get into the country. It starts off simple, but rapidly descends into a fantastic and light-touch story about conspiracy, liberty, and humanity. Do you do your duty? Do you do what's morally right? Do you do what's best for your family? For your country? Do you turn away desperate people? Do you allow in people you can clearly deduce are criminals? Whatever you do... Glory to Arstotzka."
    Olivia Cooper
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "Between this game being lost in the past and not captivating enough. This game I can't imagine was even good in its time. It bored me after only minutes trying to understand this game. The images are old, the feel is old, and the story is old. Enough said this game needs to stay buried. I don't recommend at all."
  • Keith Fernandez
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Papers, Please had me at dystopia. It's an older game, so the graphics are really pretty terrible. It sort of fits, though. The pixellated gloom really makes me feel as though I'm in a livable 1984. Again."

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