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Based on 237 ratings
7.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 237 ratings
  1. 10 (25)
  2. 9 (74)
  3. 8 (69)
  4. 7 (35)
  5. 6 (19)
  6. 5 (6)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (1)
  9. 2 (3)
  10. 1 (4)

What Gamespot Users have to say about Papers, Please

  • Rating:5

    Good Concept But Tedious

    I wanted to like Papers Please. I liked it’s theme and attention to detail but it went too far. It crossed from having to be attentive to straight up sadism. It quickly became a chore of having to watch out for too... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Bureaucratic job simulator

    Indie games often come up with interesting ideas, and sometimes the fact that it is different attracts a lot of attention and praise. Then, when you play it, you wonder what the fuss is about. A game where you take the j... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Paper's Please can be very addictive puzzle game on deciding to enter the country of Arstotzka

    When it comes to games on PC and Steam I'm more of those gamers who would play indie title games than playing games that have either been ported to PC or games that are PC only but require a higher hard drive and graphic... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    Work Simulator

    Remember what it's like to go to work for 8 hours a day to drudge through the same tedious and stressful crap over and over? Well now you can experience the same enjoyment from the comfort of your home, without wasting ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Papers, Please is a refreshing experience in an era of so many recycled gameplay tropes.

    INTRO: It would not be a far stretch to claim that there are game consumers who are jaded enough to consider most of the offerings from today’s game-makers to be old hat. Yet, if there are indeed such people, it wo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Interesting Mechanics

    Papers please uses the mechanics of the games to its full potential. By putting the player in situations that make you feel stressed and tries to capture the moral ambiguity of being in the position of decieding over peo... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Brave and original game that deliberately offers mundane gameplay and wraps it up into a surprisingly compelling whole.

    Papers, Please is yet another example of why the widespread notion that games “should first and foremost just be fun” is not only antiquated, but categorically false. Is a game that’s not “fun&rdq... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Papers, Please Review

    Jedna z najlepszych gier indie tego roku. Takiego pomysłu jeszcze nie widziałem. Pierwszy raz tak bardzo skupiałem się przy grze oraz tak świeświetnie wczuwałem się w klimat. Gra nie jest jakimś dużym innowacyjnym projek... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    worth your time; great experience

    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 duty" game. you wil... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

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

    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 classification given t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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