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...
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Release Date: Oct 28, 2013

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"Suffers from questionable and repetitive design but still manages some nice atmosphere and scares. Stands out in the flood of Slender games."

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November 6

Halloween Contest Winners

Congratulations to everyone who found all 9 markings and deciphered the secret message! We had over 80 entries and have randomly drawn 4 winners.

The correct secret message is:
“Abandon all hope for death is only the beginning”

And now the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the announcement of our winners! Drum roll please…

Our grand prize winner who will be taking home a $100 Steam gift card is:
Daniel Abraham

Our 3 runner ups who have each snagged a $50 Steam gift card:
Josh Guessit
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Brian Taylor

We hope everyone enjoyed the contest! Our winners should expect a message from us soon!

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October 31

Halloween Contest Extension

Happy Halloween!

Slender Man is having a tough time choosing his costume this year…



We are extending our Halloween contest deadline to Monday, Nov 3. That will be the last day you can submit all 9 hidden markings along with the secret message to contests@blueislestudios.com.

All details: http://blueislestudios.com/halloween-in-oakside-park/

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core CPU @2GHz (Pentium D or better)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000, GeForce 8800, ATI 1950 or better
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS X 10.6.6 or higher
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2600 / NVidia Geforce 8800 / Intel HD 4000 or better
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
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78 of 86 people (91%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
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I Like:
+ brilliant horror atmosphere
+ genuinely great scares
+ disturbing sounds and effects
+ objects random generated
+ nice looking outdoor areals
+ slenderman and a other surprise

I Dont Like:
- trial & error sometimes frustrating
- short gametime
- no puzzles
- hide and crouch has no effect

When Slender: The Eight Pages was released in the summer of 2012, horror fans praised its short, experimental, and completely free take on the genre. Manically dashing through the forest and trying to snag all eight pieces of paper before the creepy Slender Man finds you remains a surprisingly unnerving experience.

Arrival expands on the ideas of the original with a basic story and the creative application of old mechanics. The game is broken up into five chapters, each with its own focus.
You have to perform such tasks as collecting a certain number of documents or activating generators, but as you get closer to completing your objective, Slenderman's pursuit gets more aggressive.
He can move now. You'll see him ahead and run away, only for him to appear suddenly behind you. It's incredibly unnerving, and playing in the dark with headphones is genuinely chilling. The subtle use of music and sound effects is excellently done.
Boards creak, children whisper, and there are some truly terrifying moments that wouldn’t exist without the impeccable use of audio.
The ever-so-slightly paranormal setting is matched by a surreal, atonal background hum. Footsteps and the errant rustling of leaves give you the constant feeling of being watched, even when nothing can be found, and each time you pick up a new clue, a new instrument enters the sonic landscape. Slender is best served in a dark room with a pair of headphones.

The lighting is beautiful, and the forests and corridors thick with atmosphere. A grainy film effect adds to the horror film feel, and whenever the Slenderman is near, the HUD – which mimics a video camera – distorts and flickers. Daylight scenes break up the gloom and show off the surprisingly beautiful world design. Don't get used to them, though. It's a relentlessly dark, bleak game.

A game this short shows just how repetitive The Arrival is. While a lucky player can dash through in about 20 minutes, it’ll probably take most people a few hours thanks to the unfair nature of the enemies.
Slender Man and his friends don’t mind warping directly behind you and causing instant game over. The worst offender of this comes once you reach the abandoned mine and are introduced to a second enemy type. A little knife-wielding kid, stalks you throughout the level and kill you without a warning. Very frustrating.

A hardcore mode gives you a finite amount of flashlight battery, more aggressive enemies, but an alternate ending if you can stomach it all the way through.
Slender: The Arrival manages to deliver some truly impressive scares, but you’ll have to wade through the muck of repetitive tasks and unfair enemies in order to experience them
Slender is not an experience you will soon forget, and the price just about right for its short length.


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126 of 170 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Taught me how to press Alt+f4 quicker than sanic 11/10 quickscopez - ign
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Slender: The Arrival is a very spooky horror game with an excellent coordination of music, sounds, atmosphere, and visuals that keep the chill factor high throughout. The story provides 8 different locations to explore, and offers a fair amount of clues that slowly unfold a sinister evil that has taken over the land. The game does a great job of presenting scares in moderation which creates a prolonging sense of anticipation of what's going to happen next.

Although the game can be relatively short, an initial playthrough should take several hours. Slender: The Arrival felt almost like starring in my own Blair Witch Project movie. One of the better horror games I've played that doesn't involve shooting.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Slender The Arrival is a worthy successor to Slender The Eight Pages. More beautiful, immersive, still scary, the title gives chills and cold sweats the most courageous of you. Unfortunately, the player becomes accustomed too quickly their graphics and sound effects. In addition, the life duration is low and lack of variety in the objectives prevent him to rank among the essential of survival horror. Absolute fans of the genre can still be tempted.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Slender Man Slender Man all the children try to run
Slender Man Slender Man to him it's part of the fun
Slender Man Slender Man dressed in darkest suit and tie
Slender Man Slender Man you most certainly will die
Slender Man Slender Man his branching arms are for collecting
Slender Man Slender Man his face is empty of expressing
Slender Man Slender Man he won't let you say goodbye
Slender Man Slender Man you most certainly will die
You most certainly will die. You most certainly will die. You most certainly will die. You most certainly will die.
Slender Man Slender Man sometimes hums a lonely drone
Slender Man Slender Man he will wander around your home
Slender Man Slender Man blends in well within the trees
Slender Man Slender Man in the fog he's hard to see
Slender Man Slender Man dressed in darkest suit and tie
Slender Man Slender Man you
most certainly will die
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17 of 26 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I punched my moniter

10/10
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50 of 90 people (56%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
EDIT:
Spent few more hours on the game, rewrote parts of the review, fixed up some grammar
your comments and feedback matter, so please keep commenting :)


Remember Slender: the Eight Pages?
It basically was a level where you collect 8 spooky pages with child drawings, while being chased by so called Slenderman. And while nothing really special, it was pretty fun, atmospheric and scary

Now, this game is basically the Eight Pages on steroids, which is both a good and bad thing...
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Let's start with positives:
1. Game is very atmospheric and it gives you feeling of hopelessness. Since you only have a flashlight and a camera, your only options of defence is running away with your tail between your legs

2. Sound design is pretty good. Wind blowing through trees, camera static, creepy ambient sounds and echoes sound pretty great

3. There is also a new enemy type that you will meet on a few levels, adding some variaty

4. If you are easily scared, you'll probably get your heart and adrenaline a nice little workout

5. Game got some love with patches and some new (and old) levels completely for free, which is nice
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Now let's go over negatives and man, are there lot's of em:

1. Story is basically non existent. You're there to find some boy or a girl, but why, where and when is never really explained, unless you find and read all the collectibles.
Even then I had to go to on the internet to get my story fix. I know, it's a "scary simulator" but it is such a shame we don't get to know any of the rich lore behind Slenderman or ingame characters.

2. If you're into horror games, have played a few, or are not so easily scared - you will get bored pretty quickly. This game relies heavily on jump scares and spooky sound effects, which, while scary at first, will get repetitive pretty quickly

3. Difficulty is way to easy on easy (no pun intended) and medium but WAY to unforgiving on hardcore.
On medium you're pretty much unstoppable, save for a few spots, but on hardcore some levels are so EXTREMELY annoying and unforgiving, you'll be sent to the retry screen so fast, you'll think that the game has crashed and got stuck on the same screen.
Protagonists movement speed is something of the worst I have ever expirienced! Your movement speed is comparable to a turtle and sprint makes no sense at all, since it's completely random... Sometimes when you spot Slenderman, your character will run like a Nascar vehicle on a rampage, but other times (especially when you really need to) you really start to wonder if main protagonist you play as has a death wish or something, since her run speed will be so bad, a toddler would crawl past her while he was asleep...
It also doesn't help that the game is just so dark 90% of the time, which lead to...

4. This game is so friggin dark... I mean brightness cranked all the way to maximum but still dark - dark!
But don't give me flak about that, I know Slender: the Arrival is supposed to be dark and spooky game, which is the point, but I mean really? This games darkness will give a black hole a run for it's money!
Even with brightness at maximum, you are blind as a bat without you flashlight. You won't see crap and it is really frustrating, especially on hardcore, because you flashlight have limited battery.
Got 7 out of 8 pages but you flashlight depleted the battery? Might as well restart, since there is no way you'll be seeing anything, except maybe Slendermans buttcheeks rubbed against your face anyways if you're lucky.

5. Graphics are pretty terrible, even for a indie game. I mean, most of the game is dark and you won't be seeing much anyways. It still isn't good excuse for this game to look like Half Life 1. Textures looks old, muddy and dated, animations are just... basic, and water, trees and grass will probably make a senior pc enthusiast cry.

6. Game have been out for a year now, and it ran pretty terribly back then. Well, 1 year and 3 days later and it still performs somewhat terrible, even after patches...
While not nearly as bad as before, on some spots however, this game will really live up to it's predecessors name, the Eight Pages since your top notch gaming beast machine will cry and sweat proficiently to spit 8 FPS out of this game

7. For me personally, Slender: the Arrival got repetitive pretty quickly. While game started out really great, jumpscares got old and missions became repetitive and just plain boring. But It's hardly a problem though since Slender: the Arrival is so amazingly short...

8. Yes, this game is alarmingly short. I mean REALLY, REALLY short. There is even an achivement for completing it in 45 min. Don't worry, it isn't hard since you can easily ace through it in no more than 30 min with some practice.

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All in all, Slender: the Arrival is hit & miss. While some people will enjoy it, for me, it got boring really, really quickly.
I was hoping for a really scary game with rich lore and lot's of exploration, but what I got was a boring, short, walking simulator with a lot of jump scares, bad graphics, non existent story which was way to easy on normal and way to frustrating and rage indusing on hardcore.

My honest opinion?
Try it at friends house, get it on sale, or spend your money on something else
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This game scared the ♥♥♥♥ out of me, yet I can't get enough of it! I love it! I try to always expect him, but when I finally let my guard down, he pops up out of nowhere
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Really scary, and fun watching your friends replay levels :P
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Ive Seen Enough Hentai. To know were this is going.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I personally had really liked Slenderman as a horror character/myth or whatever you wish to call him. I found his design and behavior to be very intriguing, that was the original reason I picked this game up. I didn't expect too much from it since I had seen a playthrough of it when it first came out, BUT this game has truly stunned me! They added soo many bloody new things to enjoy! New levels, more story, another antagonist, and soo much replay value. I was very surprised at how satisfying the gameplay was, and it did quite a good job of making an erie atmosphere. Now being the manly man I am, I wasn't even scared for a second! But to some people I suppose this game would be considered pretty freaky. So in the end, if you like Slendy and horror games, I would suggest you give this one a go!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
You know a game is good when you are to afraid to start or even play it at all. You know a game is good when you have to pack an extra pair of underwear just in case, well you know. You know a game is good when you get so scared you beg a friend or two to try it for themselves. I had a friend who thought it didn't look that scary, I was sitting pretty when he was litterally begging his mom to pick him up early (he slept with her that night)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Great game if u like to 360 no scope into death while finding drawings made by the most artistically gifted tall mofo u will ever meet. Also youre friend is dead, spoiler alert.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
THIS GAME IS #2SPOOPY4ME
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
If you want to scream, well then this is the game for you
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
10 minutes in and i need to go to the dry cleaners
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I like it, it's creepy, the only problem is the flashlight has very rare oppurtunity of never being found.

9/10

PS: Go to Classic The Eight Pages style by pressing Tab!
Fact: Slender The Eight Pages has zoom function, bursting theories about how you see static in the game. Oh, Q for Zoom Out, E for Zoom In!
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This game is Awesome, if you like to be scared, get this game.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Scared and only saw Slender once..... Scared as ♥♥♥♥ and idk if I will ever play this again. 100/10 True Horror
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
One Of The Best Horror Games I Played
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