The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (1,149 reviews) - 87% of the 1,149 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (23,728 reviews) - 91% of the 23,728 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2013

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy The Stanley Parable

SUMMER SALE! Offer ends July 4

-80%
$14.99
$2.99
 

About This Game

The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. The game will end, the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games should work are broken, then broken again. This world was not made for you to understand.

But as you explore, slowly, meaning begins to arise, the paradoxes might start to make sense, perhaps you are powerful after all. The game is not here to fight you; it is inviting you to dance.

Based on the award-winning 2011 Source mod of the same name, The Stanley Parable returns with new content, new ideas, a fresh coat of visual paint, and the stunning voicework of Kevan Brighting. For a more complete and in-depth understanding of what The Stanley Parable is, please try out the free demo.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher - *NOT* an Express graphics card).
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher required
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Recent:
Very Positive (1,149 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (23,728 reviews)
Recently Posted
irad.pz
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Simply brilliant. Obviously best experienced without any prior knowledge.

Best writing in a video game I've ever experienced, except maybe portal.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Vodka69BunSen
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A truly innovative walking simulator that is a must-play for every enthusiast of this genre. With a unique idea at its base, it is intelligently made, with nothing to brag about graphics, gameplay or sound design. Even though the game is pretty short, it is worth every penny. Be sure to play it multiple times - you will see why! At a sale, the decision to buy this game is a no-brainer!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
JoshE
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I would not recommend this game if you are buying it for the full price, but if it is for 80% sale you can consider it.
even though i loved the way the game played and the humor was amazing, it becomes boring pretty quick and i feel like even though there are a lot of endings some are very short.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
ggininder
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
the only thing I can say is awesome!
fascinating and attracting and funny plot
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Ryvenay
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Help me guys!

I was standing in the broom closet for about two minutes, when the game crashed.
Is this the part of the game?

10/10
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Wholzi
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A must own for everyone.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Madeye06
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I GOT THE BROOM CLOSET ENDING!!
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Shuffle
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
"The less you know the better" is a comment i first read before buying and im glad i listened to it.

Wow. Well done to the creators like damn... havent enjoyed a game like this style in a long time.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
maxzhao
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's a beautiful game with amazing narration
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Lord Snow
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
For those who say this game is short and not worth it's full price, they did not discover everything about the Stanley Parable. I played more than 8 hours but I STILL have not gone through all the possible endings. There is just so much to do.
This game is about making choices, whether it be that of your own or that of Stanley's (or that of Narrator's, perhaps?)
It's hilarious, engaging, and philosophical. I can not recommend it enough.
There will always be a special place in my heart for the Stanley Parable.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
715 of 754 people (95%) found this review helpful
476 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Used a glitch to get out of the map, turned out it was part of the game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
163 of 179 people (91%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Good story. The less you know about the game when you start, the better.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
82 of 99 people (83%) found this review helpful
95 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
There once was a man named Stanley,

Who people considered so manly.

But the truth must be told,

He was not very old,

And was quite particularly gangly.

What Stanley liked most was buttons.

He pushed them like some kind of glutton.

He did it all day

In a meaningful way,

But his brain had long ceased to function.

Which is why he is in this parable,

And lives an existence quite terrible.

And if you are not strong,

And keep playing along,

You too will become quite unbearable (x2).
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
38 of 40 people (95%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Going the wrong way has never felt so right.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
53 of 75 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
It's worth a few dollars, you'll get a laugh out of it, but the $15 regular price on here is ridiculously overpriced for the time you'll spend in game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
A walking simulator done right. A game that's extremely aware of itself and the player, and uses its meta narrative in clever, inventive and enjoyable ways, unlike 90% of indie trash. Humor, horror, drama - it does it all and does it well. Has surprising amounts of replayability.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
"This is the story of a man named Stanley. Stanley worked for a company in a big building where he was employee number 427...

Get comfortable, the endings are different but the intro will always be the same."

You play as Stanley and follow or derail a not really great story. The story is nonlinear as you listen to or disregard The Narrator.

I highly recommend this game but I really don't but The Narrator is holding me at gunpoint and I would suggest buying it but really don't because The Narrator will be after you too.

Have fun!

Okay, I wrote a good review, check for yourself!

...

I'm guessing all those black bars must be formatting errors, I'll fix those later.

..!

Dude, it took me forever to write this review! It's going to take me some time to get those black boxes out of there, give me a few weeks.

.!!

Dude, I've done everything you've asked me to do! Can you please put the gun down?

!!!

Please! I have family and friends that I need to get back to! I promise I won't tell anyone about this!

!!!

PLEASE!!! I WON'T TE...
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
One of the few games to truly make me laugh out loud; the way the Narrator responds to your actions (or lack thereof) is just genius!
Whilst the game may be short, it is eminently replayable to discover all the different routes and endings.
Thoroughly recommended!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Was constanly laughing. Super glad I played it.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
*Thought I broke the game*
*Game didn't broke*
*Few minutes later*
*Actually broke the game*
*Thought it was part of the game*
*Waited way to long to realize he actually broke the game*

This game is beyond fantastic
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny