Papers, Please Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Jo Robertson and @JonahMonaghan.

OverviewOverview

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

Content Rating: PEGI 16

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

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS Vita and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: @Dukope

CommitmentCommitment

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

CostsCosts

Papers, Please usually costs £7.39.
 

Papers, Please

PS Vita £7.39
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 16 for use of sexual expletives. Not suitable for persons under 16 years of age. The examiners report expands this rating with the following: 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.

ESRB rated this MATURE 17+ with blood, drug reference, nudity, sexual themes, strong language, violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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.
 
Our Papers, Please Accessibility Report details 19 accessibility features:


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