- Grim, effective, and occasionally startling story.
- Excellent save-forking system makes it easy to replay levels and try new options.
- System for reporting discrepancies could be more intuitive.
- Occasionally hard to tell if pixelated “photograph” on the passport matches person's face.
At A Glance
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.