Terrorists appear as infrequent antagonists in the video-game Papers, Please and can cause devastation for the player as their attacks will cause the immediate end of a day's work and in the worst scenarios cost the player the money they need to keep their family alive - in an in-game perceptive they are also responsible for numerous loss of life as they charge at armed guards, who often die alongside the Terrorist in a gunfight.

Due to Arstotzka being a dictatorship similar to the Soviet Union the exact reasons for the Terrorists to attack are unknown and could be anything from fanatics to freedom-fighters.