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Review: Papers, Please brings your Eastern Bloc border-crossing nightmares to life

At a Glance
  • Papers, Please

    PCWorld Rating

    Papers, Please is proof that a great story married to great mechanics can be a powerful tool for storytellers, transforming the simple life of a border official into a must-play game.

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Papers, Please is proof that a great story married to great mechanics can be a powerful tool for storytellers, transforming the simple life of a border official into a must-play game.

    MSRP: $10

    Pros

    • Grim, effective, and occasionally startling story.
    • Excellent save-forking system makes it easy to replay levels and try new options.

    Cons

    • System for reporting discrepancies could be more intuitive.
    • Occasionally hard to tell if pixelated “photograph” on the passport matches person's face.

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