You're on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official videogame adaption of Slender Man, developed in collaboration with Eric "Victor Surge" Knudson, creator of the paranormal phenomenon that has been terrifying the curious-minded around the world since...
User reviews: Very Positive (1,531 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 28, 2013

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April 29

Easter Egg Contest Over

The three winners have been randomly drawn for the Easter contest. Check your emails if you had entered! Thanks to everyone who played and we hope you had a great Easter weekend.

The latest update contains nothing in particular, aside from the Easter eggs now removed.

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April 14

Slender Bunny's Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is coming and Slender Bunny needs your help!

The Slender Bunny has lost 10 of his Easter Eggs that he needs to hide for his vict..*ahem*…umm…victORIOUS Easter Egg hunters!

Help Slender Bunny by sending screenshots of all 10 Easter Eggs hidden in Slender: The Arrival to contests@blueislestudios.com and he’ll reward 3 entries with a $50 Steam gift card.

The contest will start Tuesday, April 15 and submissions will not be accepted after Monday, April 21 at midnight EST. You need to submit all 10 screenshots in order to be placed into the draw for the prize.

Good luck!

Blue Isle Studios

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Patch 1.5.6 fixes:

-Fixed tree leaves being rendered black rather than vibrant color.
-Fixed an issue where a number of objects on screen would disappear unexpectedly.
-Fixed an issue with grass rendering in chunks rather than smoothly fading out in a distance.
-Removed leaderboard achievements, those that have already obtained those achievements will retain them. For new players, the achievements will not appear to exist.

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Reviews

“A significant improvement over Parsec Production's original game, featuring a much more robust narrative, and a darker, more foreboding atmosphere.”
90 – The Escapist

“One of the most terrifying games in recent memory.”
85 – GameSpot

“The Arrival pushed me to the edge of sanity. With its clever combination of unsettling pictures and disturbing sounds this is one of the most intense horror experiences available today.”
85 – 4Players

About This Game

You're on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official videogame adaption of Slender Man, developed in collaboration with Eric "Victor Surge" Knudson, creator of the paranormal phenomenon that has been terrifying the curious-minded around the world since its inception, with Mark Hadley and Blue Isle Studios.

Back in 2012, Mark Hadley (AgentParsec) created a game that captivated gamers around the world. Slender: The Eight Pages was a short, experimental first-person game that helped breathe new life into the horror genre through its use of unadulterated tension and fear.

Experience the horror all over again.

Slender: The Arrival is the official re-imagining and expansion of the original game created by Mark Hadley, teamed up with the writers behind the Marble Hornets series and the development team at Blue Isle Studios. The Arrival features a brand new storyline, improved visuals, great replay value, and most importantly, survival horror at its best.

The Arrival officially supports the Oculus Rift – a next generation virtual headset designed for super immersive gaming! The Rift intensifies the fear-factor, and gives players a brand new, immersive horror experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core CPU @2GHz (Pentium D or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 6800, 7600, 7800, 8xxx or better, ATI 1950 or better - Intel HD series currently not supported
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible audio device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad Core Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 260 1GB or AMD HD4850 1GB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible audio device
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 64 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Slender: The Arrival is the follow-up to the popular freeware horror game, Slender: Eight Pages, being made by the people responsible for making Slender so popular (Mark J. Hadley, creator of Slender: Eight Pages, and the Marble Hornets team who made a series of Slender-themed YouTube videos). It's not just another Slender clone though, it goes for a more cinematic approach to gaming, and not as in fixed cutscenes or QTEs, but in providing an interactive cinematic horror experience.

The stories pretty simple. You are going to check in on a friend who lives deep in the forest who hasn't been responding to calls, texts, or emails for the last few days. Turns out, there's evil that lurks in these woods... Now can you escape?

Slender: The Arrival is probably the closest you'll get to playing a found-footage horror film in game form, at least yet. The way everything is told through the gameplay's lens, the 'folk-story' tone the game goes with the legend, the execution of how Slender and the events that transpire work, feels very much in-line with a found-footage horror film, except you are the driver and the one tasked with capturing it all and surviving.

In that regard, Slender: The Arrival is a very cool experience. It has some good build-up, atmosphere, and escalates the situation while still retaining a more down-to-earth feeling. All through gameplay, you experience a series of events and have to respond to them.

The basic Slender gameplay is still there... Collect different items and avoid the big tall man in the suit, but there's more to it here, and this is often where the split in opinion on this game begins.

The game is rather short, and honestly you probably spend more time just exploring places in-between the game's 'main' stages than you do actually playing the core Slender gameplay.This mainly involves going around locations, like a forest trail or a house, and opening doors to get to the next story location.

Slender: The Arrival is split into seven 'stages', five of them in the story, one as a secret hidden level, and one as a bonus stage. Beating the story should take 2-4 hours the first time (the five main stages), and consist of two stages with you actually collecting items, two scenarios with you avoiding Slender via other means 'cinematically', and most of these stages as well as one stage entirely having 'build-up' situations where nothing actually happens, but it builds-up to the next main gameplay scenario.

The length and the cinematic direction the game takes will turn some people off, but on my part it actually made me enjoy the game more. It legitimately feels like a playable found-footage horror film, and has charm and atmosphere in its design and oppressive stages. I found myself enjoying it during its short course.

I even got scared a few times, something the original Eight Pages and many Slender clones don't do to me. Scariness is subjective, but a feat I must mention as I don't actually find the character of Slender to be scary in general.

This said, I found myself more terrified by Slender's 'unidentified' midget mask girl in a cloak than Slender himself. She's a stalker who appears in a specific stage in the game, and her sounds, appearance, animations, and the environment you encounter her in legitimately made me afraid of her for a time.

However, for all of this 'cinematic charm' I'm spouting about, the game maybe alienated its main audience in some ways, as part of the charm of the original Slender game was with its minimalistic atmospheric gameplay and dreary feeling without need for story, explanation, and just throws you right in. This is a very different experience and very different game, and these changes completely alters the audience the game is designed for... And unfortunately, with a character who's been popularized like Slender, it can mean the game's audience is potentially very small, as some have come to ridicule or dislike his popularity and character, and those that like him may not like the way the game is designed differently and more aimed as a playable cinematic horror game.

I feel fond of it though, and it happens to be my favorite Slender-based game for the very reason of how its different. I find it to be enjoyable to play, and to experience, and craft an interesting world and scenario that was enjoyable to go through.

This all said, the best parts of the game maybe came out of the optional content. The 'bonus stage I mentioned is simply a recreation of the original Eight Pages game you can play outside of the main story, but a lot prettier. The game has difficulty levels and randomized features through all of its stages which is interesting. There are a variety of secrets and Easter eggs in the game, including a hidden ending.

And for me, the absolute best part of the game was the secret level. I don't want to spoil it here, but at least for me, it was definitely the creepiest part of the whole game, but a shame most probably wouldn't find it without looking it up... It's pretty well hidden.

Slender The Arrival isn't for everybody and ditches the minimalist direction for something more akin to a game version of a found-footage horror film, but during its short duration it delivers an interesting different take on both Slender and cinematic horror games. I'd say worth a trip for those who think the idea of playing a found-footage horror film sounds appealing.
Posted: July 9
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Rule number 1. Dont look behind you.

Just like outlast, it has a storyline behind it, you collect notes, you collect pages, and you collect alot of other things, Its only you, Slender man, and his proxies, Really good background music for the eight pages part, The *thump thump* noise when you get your first page, but the music escalates with every 2nd page gotten, 3 to 5 to 7, the music gets higher, making you rush to get that final page.

Rule number 2. dont go to the house in between pages, like on 3-5 pages

^^^ doing that will just get you killed, I dont reccomend going into the building while your on your 3rd 4th or 5th page, I would instead Recommend going there first so thats out of the way. (This should be a guide not a Review LOL)

Graphics, and Atmosphere are good, depending on your graphics card, Storyline is somewhat good, but still a good way to get that adrenaline pumping, Slender man popping out of no where (atleast around 10-20 feet in front of you) thus scaring the fudge out of you.


10/10 Reccomended! (Not for small children, or elders who can get scared real easily, and get a heart attack)
Posted: August 1
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53 of 83 people (64%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
♥♥♥♥ my pants a fair amount of times. 10/10
Posted: June 23
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
I ♥♥♥♥ so much bricks I could rebuild the great wall of China.

10/10
Posted: August 23
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36 of 59 people (61%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
He's gunnagetcha!!! And if he gets you just right, he'll give you a cookie. :)
Posted: July 18
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217 of 272 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Slender: The Arrival is a first person adventure game. You are only equipped with a flashlight. You have to explore various locations and search for clues to your friend's whereabouts, while avoiding an unspeakable fate at the hands of Slender man himself. On your way you can pick up various papers that give you background information on the story, or clues.
There are no problems with controls and everything feels very smooth. The game itself is too short, it takes around 1 hour to finish.
The graphics are good, you will not be disappointed. Slender Man himself looks awesome, in my opinion this is the best Slender Man model of every Slender game. Everything else in the game, from the trees, to the rocks and so on looks pretty well, no complaints here.
The music is great, it really adds to the experience. You can hear that slow thumping in the background from the original Slender game when you pick up that first page in one of the levels. The sound effects are also good, sometimes you will hear the sounds of footsteps from someone or something other than you in the forest close by, or you will hear the Owls hooting at night, and other various forest sounds.
I can recommend Slender: The Arrival to people who wants a good fun scare or a nice horror game and of course all fans of the original Slender Man game. Fans of the original Slender will be happy to know that the original game is remade in one of the levels.

Sounds 8/10
Graphics 8/10
Gameplay 6/10
Atmosphere 8/10
Posted: March 13
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