Papers, Please

In this game's dreadful world, one must possess the right documents


1015 Votes

  • Category Role Playing
  • Program license Free
  • Version 1.2.76
  • Size 12.86 MB
  • Works under: Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Lucas Pope

Become an immigration officer so that you can make sure people are getting into the country legally with Papers, Please.

This is a game where you are an officer who looks at the immigration papers of the people who want to get into the country. If they don't have the proper documents, then they can be arrested. It's a game that is easy to understand, but there are a few details that you have to remember while playing in order to get to the next level.

There is a steady stream of people who are trying to cross the border into a country that is similar to the Soviet Union. You have to follow all of the rules that relate to immigration, and they do change without warning. The rules also seem to change on a regular basis. When you get used to one set of rules in the game, you have to start doing your job by another set of instructions, which can make it difficult to catch some of the people who try to sneak across the border.

One of the downfalls of the game is that you don't make a lot of money. If you mess something up, then money is taken away from your account. If you mess up too many times, you run the risk of being fired from your job. Each person will show you some kind of paper when they get to the gate. You have to be alert to your surroundings and know what to look for on the papers. With each level, there are more people. Each person will try to pull something over on you in order to cross the border.


  • Different design and game play
  • Makes you think about ethics
  • Challenging


  • Poor graphics
  • Can be depressing
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