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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated a year ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and @JonahMonaghan.


You play the role of a border-crossing immigration officer in the fictional dystopian Eastern Bloc-like country of Arstotzka. You review each immigrant’s and returning citizens’ passports and paperwork according to an increasing list of changing rules stemming from a volatile political landscape. Each person, whether legitimate or not, has a story about their journey and the personal impact of not being let in. Your choices not only impact the citizens but your own standing and money for your family. You must also decide whether to uphold the government or work with organisations to establish a new one. You play for 31 days and depending on your decisions there are 20 different endings.

These decisions are powerful because of the real stories they tell. There’s the jeopardy of acting morally but at risk and cost to your own job and impoverished family.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 08/08/2013, updated in 2017

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS Vita and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle (Point-and-Click and Simulation)

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Dukope (@Dukope)




Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 9 hours to complete. You can complete the main story in about 8 hours. To see all the endings will take considerably longer, with multiple play-throughs.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for use of sexual expletives. This game contains infrequent use of sexual expletives, the word “*!@?*” can be found in the dialogue.

This game features infrequent depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. Characters are shot, blown up and run over in this game. However, all the violence is shown from very far away with figures being shown as silhouettes, some mild blood effects are shown.


Papers, Please usually costs £6.99.

Papers, Please

Steam Store PC £6.99
Steam Store Mac £6.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


Our Papers, Please Accessibility Report documents 19 accessibility features:
The game provides an Easy Mode toggle in the settings menu this provides the player with additional credits at the end of each day but does not decrease the complexity as the game progresses. For those sensitive to nudity, the game also provides a nudity toggle.

Touch screen computers are compatible with the game.

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