Papers Please

Video Game • 2013  Report
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Does a cat die?
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Are there bugs?
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MyBestIsWhatIOffer
Some characters are drug smugglers, however.
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takver
Very mild. A number of people smuggle contraband drugs or medicine across the border. You see some low-pixel drawings of paraphernalia. No one actually uses drugs on screen.
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MyBestIsWhatIOffer
I believe, during one of the attacks.
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MyBestIsWhatIOffer
This is never explicitly shown
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takver
You have a wife and a mother-in-law, and they can both die if they get very sick and you don't have enough money to pay for their medicine.
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takver
You have a son, and he can die if he gets very sick and you don't have enough money to pay for his medicine. Also, there is a subplot about a child who was killed. Both her father and her killer come through the line, and her father gives you her photo and asks you to help him get his revenge.
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Jadespade
A father stalks the killer of his daughter with the intent to torture/kill him.
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takver
On some days there will be "terror attacks" that suddenly interrupt you as you're checking papers. The visuals are not too startling, but it does happen without warning and in later levels (when you have the gun) you have to react quickly. Also, on one day, someone abruptly deposits a bomb on your desk. It doesn't go off right away but the sight might be startling.
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MyBestIsWhatIOffer
If the player chooses to obey Ezic on the passport powder mission, vomiting is one of the side effects.
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MyBestIsWhatIOffer
Vaccinations form a plot point, but there is no needles used.
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xxeaphyr
There are small attempts of it whenever you point out a discrepancy. The person you're checking will probably say something around the lines of "you must be mistaken" or something else to try and excuse the discrepancy.
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takver
Several suicide bombers.
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takver
You have to "search" people, which consists of taking photos that show them without their clothes on. You can turn nudity off in the settings menu, in which case you see people in their underwear instead. But taking the photos is not optional.
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anonymousthefiftieth
There are strip searches, but they are only used to check for explosive devices and the nudity can be toggled off in the options
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Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
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takver
I wouldn't recommend this game for anyone who has trauma around misgendering. One of the discrepancies you're required to look for, as you play the game, is between the visual appearance of the characters and the sex on their IDs. If you don't catch it, you get a citation. If you find the "discrepancy," then you have to search the person, which means they get X-Ray photos taken of them, and you then evaluate their naked bodies. If their chests and genitals don't "match" the ID marker, you have to deny them entry or get a citation. The only option to mitigate any of this is that you can turn nudity off in the settings, which means the photos show underwear instead of genitals. But everything else is a mandatory, recurring part of the game.
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anonymousthefiftieth
Characters from two neighbouring countries (namely Arstotzka and Kolechia) are xenophobic towards each other
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MyBestIsWhatIOffer
The skin colour of protagonists is not shown, and the deaths are in the players control
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MyBestIsWhatIOffer
Three of twenty endings are happy and the player determines which one happens.
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Jadespade
Not sure why people are saying no. On day 31, the last day, a jeep runs over one of the guards, presumably killing them.
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takver
You have a son, and depending on how well you do at the game, he may be cold, sick, or hungry (or even die.) So a child suffers although it's not technically abuse.
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MyBestIsWhatIOffer
Within and outside the player's control.
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anonymousthefiftieth
Pixelated blood of terrorist attackers and security guards is shown
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