Papers, Please: How to Download?

Your best friend, who like you is a huge video game enthusiast, advised you to try Papers, Please : a puzzle in which you play the role of a border inspector who has the task of checking all the people who intend to enter the country. The aim of the game is to be able to identify and block criminals who would like to cross national borders in time, with the possibility of starting interrogations, comparing the fingerprints of individuals and carefully evaluating every detail useful for the purpose.

Intrigued by its plot, you have decided to get the game and, for this reason, you would like my help to succeed in your intent. If that’s the case, let me tell you that today is your lucky day! With this guide, in fact, I will explain how to download Papers, Please indicating, first of all, what are the necessary requirements for its correct functioning and the devices on which it is possible to play it. If you can’t wait to find out more and start playing, don’t waste any more time and get deeper into the topic now!

Courage: make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. After choosing the device on which to download the game, carefully follow my instructions, try to put them into practice and I assure you that, in no time at all, you will be able to download “Papers, Please” and start your job as an inspector border. Happy reading and, above all, have fun!


  • Minimum requirements and supported devices
  • Download Papers, Please to your computer
    • Download and install Steam
    • Download and install Papers, Please
  • Download Papers, Please on tablet

Minimum requirements and supported devices

Before showing you the detailed procedure to download Papers, Please , it will be useful to know what are the  minimum requirements necessary for the game to work and which devices are supported by it.

First, you need to know that “Papers, Please” is compatible with both Windows and macOS , as long as you meet the following minimum requirements.

  • Operating system: Windows XP, macOS Mountain Lion 10.8;
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo;
  • RAM: 2 GB;
  • Video card: OpenGL 1.4;
  • Disk space: 100 MB.

If, on the other hand, you are wondering how to download Papers, Please on your phone , I am sorry to tell you that the game is available as an application but exclusively for iPad and requires iOS 8.0 or later versions of the Apple operating system to run.

Download Papers, Please to your computer

To download Papers, Please on your computer , you must first download and install the Steam client , the famous platform developed by Valve that allows the purchase and download of numerous games in digital format. How to do? I’ll explain it to you right away!

Download and install Steam

To download and install Steam on your computer, connected to the official website of the software , click on the item Install Steam located at the top right and, in the new open page, press the Install Steam button , to start the client download.

Once the download is complete, if you have a Windows PC , double-click on the SteamSetup.exe file obtained, press the Next button , put the check mark next to the item I accept the license agreement and press the Next button again . Then choose the language of your interest through the appropriate drop-down menu and click on the Next and Install buttons to start the client installation. Wait, then, for the progress bar to reach 100% and press the Finish button to start downloading the update files necessary for Steam to work.

Do you have a Mac ? In this case, open the dmg package you just downloaded, click on the Agree button to accept the terms of the software and move Steam to the Applications folder of macOS, then open the latter, right-click on the program icon, choose the Open option from the menu that appears and click on the Open button , in order to start Steam by bypassing the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (this is necessary only at the first start). For the walkthrough, you can check out my guide on  how to download Steam .

Once the installation of Steam is complete, launch it and, if you do not have an account yet, press the Create a new account option to create one. Then enter your details in the fields Your current email address and Your country of residence , enter the verification code displayed on the screen in the field Enter the characters above , put the check mark next to the item I accept, and declare that you are at least 13 years old and click on the Continue button .

To complete the creation of your account, log in to your inbox, locate the email sent by Steam, click on the Create account button contained within it to verify your identity, enter the data to be associated with your account in the Create fields a name for the Steam account and Choose a password , press the Complete Registration button and that’s it.

Download and install Papers, Please

Once Steam has been installed on your computer, you are ready to download and install Papers, Please . You need to know that you have two solutions at your disposal: buy and download the game directly from Steam or buy it from its official website and redeem it later on the platform developed by Valve.

In the first case, start Steam in online mode and, if you have not already done so, log in to your account by entering the data in the Account Name  and  Password fields  and clicking on the Login button .

Now, select the Shop option in the main menu, write “Papers, Please” in the Search the shop field at the top right and start the search by pressing the magnifying glass icon . In the new screen that appears, click on Papers, Please (it should be the first result), click on the Add to Cart button and choose the Purchase for me option to proceed with the payment.

In the Payment method section , using the Choose a payment method drop-down menu , select one of the options available between PayPal , credit card ( Visa , MasterCard , America Express and JBC ), Skrill and Paysafecard and enter the data in the appropriate fields. If you have chosen to pay with a credit or debit card, enter the details in the Card number , Expiration date and security code fields and specify your billing information , otherwise press the buttonContinue and complete the purchase by entering the requested information.

If, on the other hand, you prefer to buy the game from its official website, connected to the main page of Papers, Please , locate the Buy Direct For PC, Mac, & Linux box and enter your email address in the Enter your email address field , then click on the button Check out with PayPal , enter the details of your PayPal account in the fields email address and password and press the buttons Login and accept and continue .

If everything went well, you will receive an email containing the Papers, Please purchase code, which is useful for downloading the game via Steam. To proceed, start Steam, click on the Add a game option at the bottom left, choose the item Activate a product on Steam from the menu that appears and, in the new screen displayed, press the Next and Accept buttons . Then enter your code in the Product Code field and click the Next button to complete adding the game to your library on Steam.

Now, regardless if you purchased the game directly from Steam or from the official website of “Papers, Please”, click on the Library item  at the top, select Papers, Please from the list of games in the sidebar on the left and press the Install button . Then, to start the download and installation of the game, put the check mark next to the items Create a shortcut on the desktop and Create a shortcut in the Start menu (if you want to create quick links to the game) and click on the Next and Accept buttons .

Once the download is complete (which you can monitor by clicking on the In download item at the bottom), access the Library of your Steam account, select Papers, Please in the left sidebar and click on the Play button , to launch the title and start playing.

If the video game is not to your liking or you encounter problems, it will be useful to know that, if you purchased it on Steam, you can request a full refund within 14 days of purchase, as long as you have played it for less than two hours. . If so, my guide on how to ask for a refund on Steam might help .

Download Papers, Please on tablet

As mentioned in the opening paragraphs of this guide, Papers, Please is also available for tablets . However, if you are wondering if it is possible to download Papers, Please on Android , I am sorry to tell you that the answer is no. In fact, the video game is only available as an iPad application .

To proceed with the purchase of “Papers, Please” on iPad, start the App Store  by tapping on its icon (the  white “A” on a blue background ) on the tablet home screen and tap on the Search item  at the bottom.

In the new screen that appears, type ” Papers, Please ” in the App Store field under the Search option (at the top) and tap the Search button , in order to view the search results. Next, click on Papers, Please (it should be the first result), tap the [price]  and  Buy buttons  , confirm your intention via Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password entry ** and press the button again Purchase , to start the game download.

Wait, then, for the progress bar to reach 100% and, once the download is complete, press the Start button to start the app and start playing “Papers, Please”.


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