Papers, Please by Lucas Pope puts you in the shoes of an immigration officer of the fine fictional eastern European country of Arstotzka. While the soviets and the US are both fighting their cold war, countless immigrants are trying to escape to your fine country – Immigrants that need to have their paperwork in order, if they want to have even the slightest chance of crossing the border. Get out your stamps and get ready to pop champagne as you slam down the ‘access denied’ stamp time and time again.
So why would you polish your fine Russian accent and buy Papers, Please?
- Because you were left out of the cool club as a child and want to take revenge
- Because people with hand drawn passports are so funny that you actually consider letting them through – just because you want to honor their fine attempt
- Because stamping stuff for hours will – weirdly enough – never get repetitive
- Because the grey, sad and depressing graphics fit wonderfully with the action
- Because there are 20 different endings to discover
SHOULD you buy Papers, Please?
Yes. It’s a great game, and you can always squeeze in a quick fix of the Arstotzkan immigration office.
Check out some gameplay below:
As of now, it’s available on Steam for $9.99/£6.99/€8.99