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Papers, Please

An unusual logic game and a satirical take on the communism. It is the first commercial project from Lucas Pope. The story is set in a fictional socialist country named Arstotzka. The country was at war with the neighboring Kolechia for a few years, but now it is over.

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developer: Lucas Pope publisher: Lucas Pope Official website

Papers, Please for PC, iOS and PSV is an unusual logic game and a satirical criticism of communism. It is the first commercial project of Lucas Pope, the creator of a few similar, free titles, including The Republica Times and 6 Degrees of Sabotage.

The action takes place in a fictional communistic country called Arstotzka. We play as a young officer who is a new employee of a local customs service. Our motherland has recently ended a 6-year war with its neighbor, Kolechia. As part of the peace agreement, both sides agreed that their border crossing will be located right in the middle of the town of Grestin.

Opening of borders means that it is necessary to rigorously control all people trying to get to Arstotzka. Our task is to catch smugglers, spies and terrorists. We can do that by analyzing documents, conducting inspections and personal searches, as well as by accessing a primitive fingerprints database. Next, we have to decide whether to let a traveler pass or not or even whether to throw him into prison - we need to base our deciscion on the gathered information.

Papers, Please for PC, iOS and PSV offers a story campaign in which our choices ultimately lead to one of the few available endings.

Last updated on 10 September 2015

Game mode: single player  

App size:

User score: 8,3 / 10 based on 1607 votes.

PEGI rating Papers, Please

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language.

Papers, Please System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256 MB GeForce 6800 or better
  • 100 MB HDD
  • Windows XP
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