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 (1,438 reviews) - 88% of the 1,438 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (23,956 reviews) - 91% of the 23,956 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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Very Positive (1,438 reviews)
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Very Positive (23,956 reviews)
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Average Gamer
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Thought i discovered a bug that could crash the game, apparently that was a pathway.
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Aquele Cara | CSGORAGE.COM
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Jogo muito bom, narração perfeita.
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stuffedbacon
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game will make you ask questions and make you feel:

Make you want to quit your office job
is my wife is real?
Do i have kids?
what's my pay salary?
Does my boss like me or hate me?
am i in a dream?
Why can't i be in office 420?
who the ♥♥♥♥ is talking and telling the story?
why and when did my company make such a huge a ss building?
should i jump off the ledge in the workhouse?
when does this sh it end?
what the fu c k is life?
do i have a life?
where is my life?
why?
what?
are you ♥♥♥♥ing serious?
what the fu-


10/10 will finish the game. Got it on sale and my lowest end laptop runs the game at a steady 60fps with low and medium settings.

specs:
Intel Quad Core i5
8GB RAM
Intergrated graphics

runs great. can't imagine if i had a MSI Titan SLI.
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tyler86orange
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is all about following instructions, i don't know what everyone else is talking about.

I beat this game in like 5 minutes.

10/10 easiest game ever
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skelebone
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
If going right is wrong...I dont want to be righ- wait...I dont want to be left? What.
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Resist
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The best Mind♥♥♥♥ simulator of all time !
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BOT N1les
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
A friend told me to try this game. I do not regret the decision to play this at all. I did not have that much fun and was so stunned by a narrator in quite a while (actually the first narrator in any game i was listening to).

I recommend everyone to try it themselves.
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Shade
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Now I know you will all be seeing this and thinking "Oh my god how on earth could anyone not reccommend stanley parable? its amazing!" and yes, you are correct, however, it is extremely short, it personally took me about 5 hours to discover everything, maybe thats just because im good at exploring and finding stuff, but then again, probably not. It IS a good game, but waay too short, I'm just glad i bought it in the sale as opposed to full price, but basically there's not much point buying it to only play it for a few hours then delete it.
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StanleyParable=BestGameoftheYear
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Has to be my favorite game of all time right now, crazy endings and awesome dialog
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catholicbatman
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is really boring and brought little to no satisfaction. The best part is the fun narrator, but the game itself is tedious, repetitive, and not exceptional. It's also very short realistically speaking.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
964 of 1,013 people (95%) found this review helpful
651 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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116 of 123 people (94%) found this review helpful
63 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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128 of 145 people (88%) found this review helpful
192 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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141 of 167 people (84%) found this review helpful
175 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 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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45 of 47 people (96%) found this review helpful
46 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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52 of 58 people (90%) found this review helpful
10 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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71 of 99 people (72%) 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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30 of 32 people (94%) 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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20 of 25 people (80%) 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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17 of 20 people (85%) 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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