Teacher Review for Papers, Please

A great thought provoking game about ethics, and morality

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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I would allow each student to play the game for awhile until they understand the themes being presented. Then, I would open up the classroom for discussion about the themes of the game.
My Take
Papers Please is a very thought provoking game. There is a tragic realism to horrible job you have in this third world nation. You live in so much poverty with the risk of illness or starvation being a very real threat. It gives you many moral dilemmas and will test your principles in ways games do not normally expect you to. The world is so overblown with propaganda, and corruption, that the grim world becomes humorous (to those not in it). This game leads to very interesting discussions on what is right and wrong and the grey areas in between.