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Average Player Score Based on 148 ratings
7.9
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Score Breakdown Based on 148 ratings
  1. 10 (19)
  2. 9 (53)
  3. 8 (42)
  4. 7 (13)
  5. 6 (12)
  6. 5 (2)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (5)

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What Gamespot Users have to say about Papers, Please

  • User Rating 6.5

    Papers, Please has you controlling the Arstotzka's immigration policies and borders. Thank god I don't do this for a job

    Rated on May 18, 2013 by Jakeykins

    The game starts off with your character winning the lottery. Well, less a lottery, more, "Forcing you into a new job". You're thrown in the deep end with this one, being given only a thick rulebook fo...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Who knew that a game about being an immigration officer can be so much fun.

    Rated on August 09, 2013 by Kaz32

    Remember those movies where there's a scene with an asshole immigration officer saying "can't get in without a ticket?" Well now you can play as that guy, and do things differently in my case. This...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Such a breath of fresh air!

    Rated on August 09, 2013 by ESB

    The year is 1982 and you has been selected to work as an Immigration Inspector, your job is to check the documents of the people trying to gain access to the Communist State of Arstotzka. Your salary ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    A cool, different, original little game

    Rated on August 16, 2013 by xSector7Gx

    When i think of things that are fun, riveting, thoughtful and entertaining...well, stamping passports in a communist bloc country doesnt exactly top the list. The point and click world of Papers, Plea...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Very moving, Great story told through such simple interactions. A great moral and theme.

    Rated on August 16, 2013 by Monkeycomandoe

    Great game... Really moved me. Kinda a game about communism a little bit... Kinda showed how hard it is... You're trying to do your job right but at the same time you have to do it fast enough to feed...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    One of the most surprising indies I've played. Goog humur, addictive fun.

    Rated on August 20, 2013 by roybass

    You play a clerk at the border of a fictitious communist-looking country. Sounds boring? think again! Can't quiet explain it, but there a lot of fun stamping passports. The game has excellent atmos...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    One word, excellent

    Rated on August 24, 2013 by Roooxy

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    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Papers, Please is one of the most addictive and fun indie games I have ever played.

    Rated on August 27, 2013 by ivory_soul

    The Good: Tense and gritty atmosphere, addictive and unique gameplay, various choices lead to multiple endings The Bad: Endings result in frustrating restarts, not much sound wise, a little too sho...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    "I couldn't come until now, I was busy"<br /> So am I, so get the heck back to your own rat hole.

    Rated on August 29, 2013 by DukeWendel

    I found this game to be quite interesting. At firs glance it seemed uninviting even perhaps boring, but as I went along, it sort of grew on me. Credit must be given when credit is dew. Any genre cl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    worth your time; great experience

    Rated on November 12, 2013 by Sniperwolf_SN

    This game is great, its not "fun", but so are horror games, even RPGs are not fun sometimes... its about getting you involved in something, and I never thought I will get so involved with such "paper...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.