A graphic adventure game written by Lucas Pope; billed as a "Dystopian Document Thriller".

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How do I kill with poison?

There is some point in the story where you receive poison to kill someone, but every time I click on the poison I die. I tried shaking the dusts over the papers or using the seal with them, but no ...
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How to detect smugglers?

I had received notifications that I let pass a "possible smuggler". But for me is not really clear how to detect smugglers in Papers, Please, could you help?
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What's the most efficient order in which to check for discrepancies?

One of the first things that I try to notice is gender, then necessary documents, then picture, then issuing city, then expiration date. I don't think I've seen the second half of the game, so I also ...
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How do I escape to Obristan with my whole family?

On Day 29 I received an Obristan passport that I could get forged so that I can leave for Obristan. At the end of days 29, 30, and 31 I only have the option of escaping by myself, not with my whole ...
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What is the fastest way to kill my family?

There is an ending in which your family dies. I want to get this ending as fast as possible. Can I just turn heating off and not buy food, or will I die myself?
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What are all the (hidden) achievements in Papers Please, and how do I get them?

What are all the achievements for Papers, Please? It appears some are tied to obtaining certain tokens, but what about the others?
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Is there a way to keep the EZIC gift?

When you get the "gift" from Ezic, you get the option to burn it on both occasions. If you don't burn it, you'll be reported by your neighbors and lose your savings for you "suspicious wealth". Is ...
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How can I help the EZIC organization?

What opportunities are there to help the EZIC organization? Are there any risks to helping them?
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Fingerprints do not match record?

I'm playing Papers Please. I see a citizen whose height doesn't match, so I fingerprint him. The name on the fingerprint slip ends up matching the name on the ID card, so I let him through. However, I ...
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Is it possible to only feed certain members of my family?

It occurs to me my food expenses would be lower if I didn't need to feed my Mother-in-Law and Uncle. Is there any way I can choose to only feed certain members (i.e. myself, wife and son)?
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How can I tell whether someone is the wrong height?

A few times now I've gotten a citation because I didn't notice that the person was the wrong height. How can I tell whether someone is a different height than their information claims?
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Is it better to detain, or reject?

At some point in the game, you start getting bribes of 5 credits for every 2 immigrants you detain. Whilst slamming the detain button as soon as you see it is easy, it often takes a while to get a ...
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How does arresting the ringleader of the brothel affect the story?

At some point in the game, this woman arrives and gives me a letter (along with some other interesting stuff) In the letter is a cry for help, telling me that her boss is currently standing in line ...
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Papers Please Booth Upgrades

I am aware that at the "end of day" screen one is supposed to be able to buy an upgrade for their booth allowing them to use the space bar to enter inspect mode and use the tab to toggle the stamp ...
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Can Sergi be saved?

On Day 26, Sergi (a border guard that you've become friends with) gets shot in a terrorist attack. I played through twice and tried to shoot the terrorist before he shot Sergi, but no luck -- I was ...
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What do housing upgrades accomplish?

I know there are questions about how to upgrade your housing efficiently(see: How can you make more money and upgrade flats), but I'm more curious as to why someone would bother. Seems to me that it ...
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Salary, detaining and interrogating

I have a few closely related questions regarding interrogating and detaining, and their effect on how much money you can make. Does salary depend on anything except the number of immigrants passing ...
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How can you make more money and upgrade flats

How can you start making more money than what is necessary for family to leave ? What is the formula for the income and what are the opportunities to make extras ? How do you get a better flat as ...
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How do you get all the tokens?

In Papers, Please there are 7 tokens, one for each region. Does anyone have a description of what you need to do to get all the tokens?
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What are all the possible endings and how do you get to them?

In Papers, Please there are 20 possible endings. Does anyone have some sort of flow chart that goes through all the endings and the decisions that need to be made to get to that ending?
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How do you highlight a missing city on a Political Immunity form?

I noticed that sometimes a request for political immunity does not allow the person access to Arstotzka, but I couldn't work out how to highlight that discrepancy. Is there any way to do that or do ...
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Is the first immigrant of a day always allowed to enter the country?

I've noticed after the first few days into a game that every first immigrant of a day has valid papers and can be approved too enter the country. Does the game always give you an immigrant with ...
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Can I safely save on heat and food?

Too save on living costs I have been alternating the first couple of days of the game between not paying for food and not paying for heating. My family members are cold one day and hungry the next, ...
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What is ezic gift?

I just got a gift of a thousand credits in the game, which is listed as EZIC GIFT in the end of day screen. The ability to uncheck it seems to indicate that something negative will come out of it. ...
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How do I upgrade my booth?

The game says there's a booth upgrade available, and to press space to toggle inspection mode. I don't know where I should do that, though. Tried during the game and pressing space there apparently ...
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How do I highlight speech discrepancies?

This person came to the border today. He claimed he was visiting, but his permit was for permanent immigration. I tried to highlight the issue but... Figuring that a visit is something that a ...
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Can I get a document back after I have returned it?

After approving a migrant worker's passport and returning it to them, I realized that it was expired. I still have their work ticket, which appears valid. Is there any way to deny them entry to the ...
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What do I do when an immigrant does not want to show his papers?

In the game, Papers, Please, you play as an immigration inspector. Normally, the immigrants and visitors will show you their documents and papers once they've been called to the counter. This one ...