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.
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Very Positive (22,472 reviews) - 91% of the 22,472 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2013

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Reviews

“It's not the fact that The Stanley Parable makes you think about the nature of choice in games that makes it extraordinary. It's the fact that it does so while simultaneously managing to be a wildly entertaining, hilarious, and surprising experience.”
9/10 - Gamespot

“It's this bouncing between serious tone and irreverence that makes The Stanley Parable so special. You never know what to expect."
10/10 - Joystiq

“Where so many games that aspire to be more than games end up less than any form of art, Stanley Parable strives, and then succeeds.”
10/10 - Destructoid

“Astoundingly labyrinthine onion-like layers of narrative tangents the player can embark on in what feels like the unholy interactive offspring of Inception, Being John Malkovich and Portal.”
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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, zippity zop 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
    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
Helpful customer reviews
130 of 144 people (90%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
A game is good when you know the Narrator deserves an Emmy Award.
The neverending seriousness going in with the bizzare's game and strange, random and yet intriguing pace.
This game is extraordinary, it may seem questionable and pecuilar in the start, but man this game gave me a good time with laughing my pants off.
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44 of 49 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
I can't really say why this game is so good, it just is. It is completely story focused and is non-linear, that is all you need to know. Also the demo is not part of the game itself and is completely different (so play both).

Don't look too much into this game, don't watch YouTube videos of it. Just play it.
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Imagine getting lost in a huge maze with Jeremy Clarkson.
That is what this is like.
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34 of 41 people (83%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Stanley take a door on his left
*walk to right door*
Disobey!!
Stanley turn left and take a detour
*walk straight ahead*
Disobey again!!
*walk to moving platform*
*see a catwalk below, jump down*
woahhh -Narrator
*walk straight*
*screen goes black*
Look at this beautiful star Stanley
*walk around*
Ummm, can we just.. stay there?
*see a stairs with leap of faith point*
NO STANLEY NOOOO. if you do that. you'll restart the whole game!
*disobey again + died*
restarted



10/10 love this confusing game
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50 of 70 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Very clever, very fun, but fun doesn't last long, so please buy it, but only on sale
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