Papers, Please

released on Aug 08, 2013

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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played it in a video game class so it will always remind me of art school. rip

Narrative: 3.5
Gameplay: 3
Visuals: 3
X-Factor: 3.5
Bonus: +0.25 Jorji good friend, I like
Overall: 3.5

Fun, emotional and unique gameplay

Played it for a bit before it got old so damn fast.

Very unique game that turns a simple and mundane task into a tense thriller where you must balance your own safety and the needs of others in order to survive a despotic system. Alternate endings provide some replay value, but otherwise reaching the final days will show pretty all this game has to offer.