The communist state of Arstotzka has 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 ofThe communist state of Arstotzka has 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.… Expand
Jun 18, 2018I know that reviewing daily regulations and double-checking birth dates and passport numbers sounds like it’s the most mind-numbing work ever. And, in real life, you may be right (though having known people who worked at borders, I’d argue otherwise). In Papers, Please, however, they’re tasks that are every bit as weighty as any gun battle or puzzle, and they make for a uniquely enjoyable game experience.
Dec 21, 2017Papers, Please may be a few years old now, but it’s still unlike anything you’ll have ever played. The title’s unique gameplay has been reworked nicely for the PS Vita, and while your workspace can feel claustrophobic on a 5-inch screen, that’s actually a big part of the game’s appeal. Its bleak setting won’t be for everyone, but by marrying moral quandaries to arcade-like gameplay, it offers something that will live in your memory long after you’ve filed your last piece of paperwork.
Dec 17, 2017From a purely gameplay point of view Papers, Please is repetitive, dull and complicated.But to judge this game on this alone would be to miss the point. As an art piece or as a social experiment Papers, Please is a very interesting proposition. Just don't come here for fun times.