Papers, Please

4.9
679 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this game

A dystopian document thriller.
The award-winning, critically-acclaimed border inspector game.

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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.

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Warning

This game contains mature themes, non-photographic nudity, and brief moments of pixelated violence.

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Awards

◉ Best Game of 2013 - The New Yorker
◉ Best Game of 2013 - Wired Magazine
◉ Top Indie Game 2013 - Forbes Magazine
◉ Best Strategy & Simulation Game 2014 - BAFTA
◉ Grand Prize Winner 2014 - Independent Games Festival
◉ Excellence in Design Winner - IGF 2014
◉ Excellence in Narrative Winner - IGF 2014
◉ GameCity Prize Winner 2014 - GameCity
◉ Cultural Innovation Award 2013 - SXSW
◉ Best PC Game 2014 - LARA Game Awards
◉ Innovation Award - GDCA 2014
◉ Most Innovative 2014 - Games For Change
◉ Best Gameplay 2014 - Games For Change
◉ Best Game of 2013 - Ars Technica
◉ Best Game of 2013 - PC World
◉ Best PC Game of 2013 - Destructoid
◉ Best Story of 2013 - Destructoid
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Updated on
Aug 16, 2022

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Data is encrypted in transit
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4.9
679 reviews
Keith Cavey
August 7, 2022
This is an outstanding port. The gameplay is faithful to the original desktop version, with enough modifications to make it touch-friendly and suitable for portrait mode. The "kachunck" of the passport stamp is still just as satisfying, as is the frustration of hearing the dot-matrix printer, when you realize you missed something. Highly recommended!
48 people found this review helpful
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Sam Schmitt
August 11, 2022
This is a great game and they did a very good job making it work on smaller touch screens. This version is much harder than the PC since the desk space is so limited and you have to constantly swipe between the documents and sometimes the documents aren't right next to each other when comparing data. 4 stars because I think adding one more minute for each day would make it more manageable and on par with the difficulty of the incredible PC version.
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Jay SooS
August 15, 2022
I never expected the game to be translated to touch controls this well. It's also extremely lightweight with it being under 70 Megabytes so it's perfect for phones with limited storage. For people who played the original version some readjusting will be needed but the game does a very good job explaining it. Highly recommend it.
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What's new

* Fix potentially incorrect day 30 boss dialog.
* Fix missing guard animation.
* Fix keys warping from wrong location when opening key desk.