Chris Catt, GIZORAMA - "Papers, Please is insidious. A nominee for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at this year’s Independent Games Festival in March, it is tense, bleak, and grim. It is a game that forces you to make difficult moral choices that have no correct answers. You are under pressure and have no time to contemplate the consequences of your decisions until it’s too late to do anything about them. Papers, Please is fantastic!
In Papers, Please you play as a family man who has won the job lottery in the fictional country of Arstotzka. Your prize is a menial job pushing papers at an immigration checkpoint. It is your job to scrutinize every person attempting to cross the border into Arstotzka and either deny them entrance or allow them to through. It may sound simple, and it is, but the challenge ramps up quickly as the regulations that you are forced to follow change and become more complicated on a daily basis."