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 (1,279 reviews) - 88% of the 1,279 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (23,867 reviews) - 91% of the 23,867 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2013

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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, 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
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Recent:
Very Positive (1,279 reviews)
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Very Positive (23,867 reviews)
Recently Posted
Bolicob
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
If the Three Trailers and the Demo haven't convinced you that this is a good game, im not sure You're worthy to play this amazing game.


8/8
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Orochimaru-sama
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
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... sorry I meant 10/10 great game...............
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obct
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
An interesting game that confuses you and messes with your head. There are over 15 endings! I have done 4 of them. They were the deepest ones (I think, I'm not sure I can get any deeper).

Pros

Interesting
Makes you think
Multiple Endings
Deep

Cons

Full Screen Bug

4/5 would end again
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The Madman
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Narator Block The Broom Room With Plank

Would play again
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Excursive
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
The only way you could hate this game is if you have the personality of a rock
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Luc Ippersiel
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
What an experience. I knew beforehand that there was a British style of humour in the story and decided to test it by making the "wrong" choices. Was I ever entertained by my bad choices.

I loved this so much I bough a gift copy for my brother-in-law.

★★★★★
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Alex
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game has an ending, where you have to press a button for 4 hours.
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Zenzo
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game could be used for psychological torture.
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edward118
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Best game I've played so far.
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o_omanda
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
It is really fun to play :D
I wish it would be longer.. 9/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
900 of 947 people (95%) found this review helpful
607 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.
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90 of 96 people (94%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Going the wrong way has never felt so right.
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131 of 156 people (84%) found this review helpful
158 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).
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102 of 116 people (88%) found this review helpful
146 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...
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44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 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.
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68 of 96 people (71%) found this review helpful
8 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.
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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!
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
29 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
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If you like snarky narrators and adequate planning for players deviating from the main path, give this one a go. The game's limited in its replayability, and by now, there are enough LPs to have seen everything. If possible, go in blind, but it's otherwise a fun game to try out. It being a sale at the time of writing, you should pick this up regardless.

Note: if, like me, you played the original mod back in the day, you'll get an even bigger kick from the game, but I would not recommend you going back to play that now. Find a video for a little extra as you explore.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Was constanly laughing. Super glad I played it.
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