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Papers, Please
8.9 out of 10

Papers, Please

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Overall 10
9.8

Papers, Please (PC)

ccgr.org
28 April 2015
  • Excerpt: Gameplay consists of hunting for discrepancies in immigration paperwork in order to determine whether or not someone is allowed into Arstotzka.
  • Pros: Addictive; unique and interesting puzzle game concept; great gameplay variety; opportunity to make "good" moral choices; strong atmosphere; multiple endings
  • Cons: Some endings feel redundant
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Overall 9
8.5

Papers, Please

Defunct Games
12 November 2013
  • Summary: Papers, Please is an addictive puzzle game that also works as a strong social commentary. Although it has a few problems associated with the story, the gameplay is fast and it's unlike anything you've ever seen before. Definitely worth your time!
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Papers, Please Review

True PC gaming
20 October 2013
  • Summary: Despite the fact that I’ll never play the game again, I must still say that Papers, Please is worth the $10 it costs.  The basic gameplay is challenging and rewarding, and Endless mode is a lot of fun, once you have it unlocked.
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TPG Second Look: Papers, Please

True PC gaming
20 October 2013
  • Summary: Developer Lucas Pope has brought something very unique and original with Papers, Please.   If you don’t approach it with the right expectations then you will be severely underwhelmed.  I’ll admit that this is how I felt for about the first 30 minutes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Papers, Please

Square-Go
12 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Video games are about escapism. Playing the hero, saving the world, beating the baddies, and all that. But as the medium matures it allows you to take other roles, tell other stories.
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Overall 8
8.0

Papers, Please

D+PAD
24 September 2013
  • Conclusion: You’ll feel stress as you rifle through people’s paperwork, your rules, maps, and have to make judgement calls all the time. I’d definitely recommend playing it, but if you don’t want the stress or to deal with the bureaucracy in your leisure time, at least watch a Let’s Play video or two.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Papers, Please has me striving for Russian efficiency

GameZone
22 September 2013
  • Excerpt: If you’d told me three weeks ago that I’d one day enjoy deliberating over digital passports and entry permits for hours on end, I’d have labeled you a nut and the concept impossible.
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Overall 8
8.0

Mature immigration game forces tough ethical choices.

Common Sense Media
20 September 2013
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Papers, Please simulates working as an immigration inspector on the border of a fictitious communist nation. Players analyze people's immigration documents, look for potential problems, interrogate applicants, and decide whether to let them in the country or keep them out...
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Overall 9
9.0

Papers, Please Review (PC)

Softpedia
20 September 2013
  • Excerpt: The core idea of the game is simple: the player is a citizen of a communist country called Arstotzka (despite its difficulty, players will get to recognize the name) which is opening its borders and he has been selected to be the one who checks documents and decides who does and who does not enter...
  • Pros: + Passport checking mechanic, + Story evolution, + Atmosphere
  • Cons: - Learning curve, - Graphics might be unacceptable to some players
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
18 September 2013
  • Conclusion: It’s certainly far from a traditional adventure, but with Papers, Please Lucas Pope has combined an enjoyably refreshing gameplay idea with story and characters that, while occasionally thin, combine to create a satisfying, rich whole.
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