Papers, Please : Popularity, reviews, price, and Steam data

Papers, Please

Papers, Please is a game released on Steam on 8 Aug, 2013. The developer of this game is Lucas Pope and the publisher is 3909. This article will analyze the number of players, playing time, comments, price and other data of this game on the Steam platform. Tip: The data in the article will be updated regularly. Most of the data we use for Papers, Please comes from the Steam platform.

Game popularity

According to Steam data, the highest number of concurrent players in Papers, Please yesterday (April 01, 2024) was 872, and the highest number of concurrent players in the past 30 days was 994. Historically, the game’s highest concurrent player count was 6,038, which occurred in June 2014. The number of concurrent players means the number of people playing the same game at the same time. If ranked based on the number of players, Papers, Please is currently ranked #604 on the Steam platform. Most Popular Games Ranking – Steam Tools

Time range Maximum number of concurrent players
2024-04-01 872
Last 30 days 994
All Time Past 6,038

If you want to see the real-time player count of Papers, Please on the Steam platform, you can find it at the top of the game's community homepage.

Check the current number of players (real-time):

Game Time

According to Steamspy, the average game time for Papers, Please is 5.4 hours, which includes data since the game's release. According to, the average game time for Papers, Please is 6.5 hours. You can combine these two data sources to determine how long players spend playing games. Game time represents the time a player spends playing the game. Something to consider is that online multiplayer games typically have longer playtime than single-player games. You may spend more or less time playing Papers, Please.

Time range Average play time (hours)
All Time Past 5.4 (Steamspy)
All Time Past 6.5 (Gamalytic)

Country distribution

Players of Papers, Please mainly come from the following countries: United States (24.9%), United Kingdom (6.7%), Turkey (5.6%), Russia (5.4%), China (5.2%), Canada (4.4%), Brazil (4.3%), Germany (3.6%), Australia (3.3%), France (3.0%), Argentina (2.9%), Poland (2.8%), Japan (2.5%), Spain (2.0%), South Korea (1.4%), Netherlands (1.2%), Sweden (1.1%), Italy (1.1%), Czechia (1.0%), Chile (1.0%). Due to possible missing data, this data may not list all countries. This is not an exact number, but it can be used as a reference.

Country Proportion of gamers
United States 24.9%
United Kingdom 6.7%
Turkey 5.6%
Russia 5.4%
China 5.2%
Canada 4.4%
Brazil 4.3%
Germany 3.6%
Australia 3.3%
France 3.0%
Argentina 2.9%
Poland 2.8%
Japan 2.5%
Spain 2.0%
South Korea 1.4%
Netherlands 1.2%
Sweden 1.1%
Italy 1.1%
Czechia 1.0%
Chile 1.0%

User Reviews

Papers, Please currently has a total of 67,203 user reviews on the Steam platform and a user rating of 97. If the user rating is greater than 70, we think most people like the game. Among all user reviews, 65,329 reviews are positive and 1,874 reviews are negative. The game currently has a score of 85 on You can judge whether Papers, Please is a good game based on these user reviews.

Review Types Data Details
Total Reviews 67,203 (A)
Positive Reviews 65,329 (B)
Negative Reviews 1,874
User Ratings 97 (B/A)
Metacritic score 85

Price Comparison

According to Steam's regional pricing, Papers, Please may be priced differently in different countries. This game is not a free game. We will collect price data for this game in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Turkey. Due to missing data, the table below may not list all countries mentioned above. Judging from the data, Papers, Please currently has the lowest price in Brazil, which is 38% cheaper than the highest price. The current data update time is April 01, 2024.

Country Price USD
United States $9.99 $9.99
United Kingdom £8.50 $10.74
Germany 9,75€ $10.52
France 9,75€ $10.52
Italy 9,75€ $10.52
Brazil R$ 32,99 $6.59
Turkey $9.99 USD $9.99
Argentina $9.99 USD $9.99
Mexico Mex$ 123.99 $7.49

Number of game owners

According to, the number of players who own Papers, Please is approximately 4,639,795. According to Steamspy, the number of players who own Papers, Please is somewhere between 2,000,000 and 5,000,000. You can combine data from these two sources to determine the total number of players for the game. It should be noted that this data is not an accurate value and may be significantly different from the real data. The game's developer or publisher may disclose Papers, Please's real sales figures.

Game name Number of game owners (forecast data)
Papers, Please 4,639,795 (Gamalytic)
Papers, Please 2,000,000 - 5,000,000 (Steamspy)

Sales and Revenue

According to data from, it is estimated that the number of people who have purchased or downloaded Papers, Please directly on the Steam platform is approximately 4,083,084. The game's total revenue is approximately $18,574,179 (USD). For premium games, this data includes base game sales. For free-to-play games, this data takes into account all revenue sources. Tip: The sales volume and revenue of this game are calculated based on data simulation, which may be different from the actual data.

Data type Data Details
Copies Sold 4,083,084
Total Revenue 18,574,179

Number of followers

Papers, Please has 111,766 followers on the Steam platform. Usually the more followers a game has, the more popular it is. There is a certain degree of correlation between the number of followers of a game and the number of players of the game.

Game name Number of followers
Papers, Please 111,766


The appid of Papers, Please is 239030. The appid is a unique ID assigned to each game by the Steam platform. You can splice the appid into the URL, which can help you easily find the game on Steam. Example:

Game name APPID
Papers, Please 239030

Supported languages

Papers, Please supports 15 languages, including English. The list of supported languages for this game is: English, French, German, Spanish - Spain, Portuguese - Brazil, Russian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Simplified Chinese, Turkish, Basque, Korean

Language Availability
Spanish - Spain
Portuguese - Brazil
Simplified Chinese

System Requirements

According to Steam data, Papers, Please supports systems including Windows, Mac, Linux.

System Availability

Windows Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS *: Windows XP or later
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum 1280x720 screen resolution

Mac Minimum:

  • OS: OSX Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Core2Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 or better
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Minimum 1280x720 screen resolution