Papers, Please
Similar games to Papers, Please?
I've been falling in love with indie games latetly, especially games like Papers, Please or Gone Home. I even enjoyed The Stanley Parable quite a lot. I'm trying to google and search up more games like these on Steam, but I can't really find any that looks as interesting.

Do you guys have any recommendations on indie games like Papers, Please or the other ones I mentioned? Thanks a lot.

I see the creator of Papers, Please also have a couple other games, but they're unfortunately not on Steam..
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TonkatsuRamen Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:28am 
Last edited by TonkatsuRamen; Dec 17, 2013 @ 7:29am
It looks a lot like portal though. Is it worth it? I was thinking about something with a story, not sure if this is it.
Rhonda Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:00am 
Check out Lukas Pope's website, some of his games are playable in browser.

If you're looking for other document related games i suggest
Presumed Guilty (proove your innocence and solve a murder case with what gamedevs thought in 1988 the internet will be)
Floor 13 (you're a mix of a spindoctor and secret agency director solving generic political problems, keep public quiet and prevent government from negative press)

Both games are considered abandonware afaik and can be dl'ed for free. Use of DosBox is required.
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Diergato Dec 17, 2013 @ 11:54am 
Phoenix Wrigtht games to some extent, they are for Nintendo DS sadly.
dyck5ter. Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:39pm 
Try out "Cart Life", it is out in steam
Kokabel Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:05pm 
So the other two games you mentioned in the OP are more like Myst-style games, and the two I'm going suggest are not explorable-y games like that. I wouldn't say they're exactly like Paper, Please either. Except that they're enjoyable, easy-to-play games with more of a focus on story than action. I group them together, so maybe you'll enjoy them. I have a feeling they'll both end up on sale again too.

Anyways, after I finally tugged myself away from my Papers, Please addiction. I just got horribly addicted to Long Live The Queen. Don't let the princessy-ness fool you, she dies some horrific deaths. You pretty much HAVE to replay the game. Only masterminds or someone with a guide will actually have her stay alive on the first playthrough lol.

The other suggestion I have is a lot darker, and another Zombie game (I'm a little tired of Zombies, honestly). But Zafehouse:Diaries I found addicting too. I had a lot more fun than I should have loading my family members into the game (turns off achievements but still amusing), and reading that my brother in law had to saw the arm off my father because he was bitten by a zombie...

Of course Zafehouse is randomized, so story-wise there's nothing but a rough premise. There are random story events, etc that keep it interesting. Long Live The Queen however has a storyline I feel is similar to Papers, Please- in that your choices will reveal certain chains of events that you would miss completely if you chose a different option earlier on.

I'll be checking out the other options in this thread though. :)
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Tormentoso Dec 19, 2013 @ 12:00am 
I enjoyed "To the moon" for it's story. It is short, and not so much a game as a story you unfold. Rather deep, psychological, and elaborate for sprites that look stolen from Final Fantasy VI.
♛ Easterbunny ♛ Dec 19, 2013 @ 10:55am 
Thank you so much for responses. I think I'll check out Long Live The Queen, it seems pretty cool. Keep this thread up, a lot of interesting games mentioned :)
Oddbrother Dec 20, 2013 @ 12:05pm 
Originally posted by Diergato:
Phoenix Wrigtht games to some extent, they are for Nintendo DS sadly.
Unless of course you buy the Japanese version from Capcom's web store. I heard the iOS and Android versions come in HD, too.
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willONEmarine Dec 20, 2013 @ 6:49pm 
papers, please is an incredible game
D13 Dec 21, 2013 @ 4:30am 
Paper Please is unique in its own genre, literally you can't find any game that shares similar characteristics.

The only game that requires fast reaction and comparing skills that I'd like to suggest you is 'Uplink', I'd say all Introversion games are all awesome, grab Prison Architect too, it's a great game.
Jonrlax Dec 22, 2013 @ 9:12am 
Phoenix Wright its very similar.
LakanLode Feb 16, 2014 @ 12:47am 
I agree to Phoenix Wright being very similar with cross-referencing being a major part of the game solving. Plus, there's music, a story, and interesting animations. I recommend Phoenix Wright!
SmithDoc Feb 16, 2014 @ 1:42am 
the republia times, a short game by lucas pope, is vaguely related to papers please and is available for free on his website. it's pretty great itself!
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Kinzo Ushiromiya Feb 16, 2014 @ 1:55am 
Recettear is a game that also turns a "boring thing into a fun game". It involves you being a shopkeeper who haggles prices to customers. Not sure if that's what you're looking for since it isn't very story heavy.

Phoenix Wright is a good recommendation for having gameplay that makes you spot out contradictions.
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