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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“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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Rocket Lawnchair
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Thoroughly creepy game that doesn't rely on cheap jump-scares for horror.
Storyline/mystery keeps you constantly interested throughout the entire game.
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Cal
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Are you too afraid to play Slender: The Arrival, sequel to the PC horror hit that taught us to associate evening-wear with fatal outbreaks of screen static? Well, here’s how to overcome your terror: imagine that Slender Man himself is that awkward person you don’t want to talk to at any given party. As with any social space invader, the guy's core tactic is to materialise silently in front of you, perhaps peeking shyly from behind an object, in hopes of catching your eye. The trick is to let your gaze slide over him to something else in the environment - hey, isn’t that so-and-so from Marketing in the corner? - while stepping casually but firmly to one side.

OK, so it’s not quite that simple. For starters, whenever Slender Man appears the screen goes nuts, stretching and splintering as though in the presence of an undersized black hole. Throw in all but perpetual nocturnal conditions and landscapes that are cluttered with loose objects, and you’ll often struggle to pinpoint your adversary’s precise location.



More troublingly, Slender Man’s the pushy type. The longer you succeed in escaping his clutches, and the more mission-critical items you collect, the more frequently he’ll show up and the closer he’ll get. And have we mentioned the context-sensitive score and audio effects? Because if that spidery, faceless guy in the suit doesn’t give you the willies, the cacophonous, grating report that sometimes accompanies his entrance certainly will.

But what if you’ve butted heads with Slender Man before? Well, The Arrival’s, er, arrival on Xbox One may struggle to impress. It’s largely the same game as on Xbox 360 with negligible visual enhancements and the same problem of diminishing returns. The jewel in the crown is the second level, a re-imagining of Slender: The Eight Pages in which you hunt for notes scattered around a forested area.



There are eight notes in total but 10 locations to investigate, some of which swap places between playthroughs, plus a selection of possible starting points, so no two sessions are alike. Prioritising areas in accordance with Slender Man’s aggressiveness is critical: when he’s at his most annoying, the last place you want to be is the Visitor’s Centre, with its plethora of single-exit rooms. There’s a run button to help you out of a jam, but it’s tied to an invisible stamina bar that’s easy to exhaust when the pressure is on.

Sadly, the scenarios (some accessed by collecting or interacting with certain objects) that make up the remaining hour or two of playtime consist of slightly limp variations on a gambit that isn’t nearly substantial enough to stand comparison with, say, fellow indie offering Outlast. The third level introduces a second foe who can be kept at bay with the beam of a flashlight; the echo of her footsteps through the depths of an abandoned mine is unnerving, but the basic explore-avoid-collect pattern is the same.



A later, more intriguing chapter takes place on a farm estate with some catacombs at one end and a deceptively picturesque cornfield in the middle. It’s relatively elaborate, but it won’t keep you busy for long.

If you like horror, but you’ve yet to have the pleasure of Slender Man’s company, his Xbox One incarnation is absolutely worth its budget price tag. The Eight Page template loses its bite with repeat exposure, but the game’s volatility remains invigorating given the genre's continued reliance on scripted scares and sheer grotesqueness. If you’re a veteran of Slender, however, it’s probably best to avoid eye contact. There’s not enough meat on these bones.

This review is based on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game.
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Marlene666
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Pretty funny, really good as a horror game. I was expecting a bit more, but I liked it. Normal mode is a bit easy, gonna try hardcore
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-=xXRaivisXx=-
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Slender is love slender is life! ♥♥♥♥ my pants every time I get caught! xD
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kennyS
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
It's not as horrible as first game
Game play is short
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2 FKING Pax
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
One of the BEST HORROR GAMES,BUY this game!
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Mr Abramovici
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Slender: The Arrival was developed by Blue Isle Studios in collaboration with Mark J Hadley, the developer of the original Slender the Eight Pages in 2012. The Arrival is an excellent psychological and atmospheric, story driven horror game in which the player takes on the role of Lauren, who is investigating the disappearance of her friend. As well as facing new enemies such as Slender Man's Proxy, the player can immerse themselves in an all-new, unique and innovative storyline. Players are introduced to a 'scrapbook' feature in which they can view the collectibles that they are able to find throughout the game. The Arrival is a truly interactive and immersive experience. Players will also be rewarded with longer gameplay, stunning visuals and a soundtrack equally as beautiful as it is terrifying and tense. Fans of the original Slender game are presented with a remake of The Eight Pages. Chapter 9 'Genesis' contains all the original landmarks and page locations from the 2012 game, the only difference is that of much improved graphics and lighting for a greater gameplay experience. I recommend this game to all fans of horror whether they be new or familiar with the genre. A must have; 10/10

[NOTE: CHAPTER 9 'GENESIS' IS NOT PART OF THE 'SLENDER THE ARRIVAL' STORY LINE, IT IS JUST A REMAKE OF 'THE EIGHT PAGES' FOR FANS TO ENJOY!]
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Anzur789
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
fun to play and scary at the same time you can't hide from trem you must run run run
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Simgamer123
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Slender: The Arrival was pretty dissapointing. Somehow I was expecting more from this game.
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May the 4th be with you
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Too scared to complete prologue
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Yung Dayro KnifeSkin.com
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Just awesome! 10/10
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Haematic Virtuoso
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
With the original game being nothing more then a mess of bad graphics and cheap jumpscares, it was pretty amazing to see how much this improved in every aspect. Plot was pretty vague but interesting, and at least it actually had a plot. I hope they make a sequel.
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Mr. Fox
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Yeah. I'm ♥♥♥♥ing scared
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EnderDragonAge
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Blue Isle Studios did a very good job with this game. It doesn't have the best graphics, but let me tell you this game will make you have nightmares (especially at the cellar in Homestead). Anyone looking to cry themselves to sleep should buy this game.
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[toj.cc]MechMykl
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Genuinely creepy evolution over the original download. The engine and story enhancements are nice, but the developers will always be a bit hamstrung to not deviate too far from the "search this level for these numbered items" formula. I did enjoy all of the little extras strewn about though-- collecting them became a challenge on its own.
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Mr.GreenCat¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Bday
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
'Awesome game! 7/10
buy it on sale tho
its not that long :c
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poxtops
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Slenderman found me..
I ♥♥♥♥ myself, cried a little, and generated a fear of really skinny tall people.
He cant find me if I dont play anymore!
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W.D Gaster
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
This game scared the balls of of me! Im happy i got this game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
'Awesome game! 7/10
buy it on sale tho
its not that long :c
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
The best horror game ever !! I can‘t play this game too long , because I will ♥♥♥♥ my pants !!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
8/10 I got rewarded for dying three times in a row in a single level.
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31 of 45 people (69%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
This game is based on the phenomenon called Slender Man which was born in 2009 as a result of a photo contest announced in a forum. The name perfectly sums up who the antagonist is in these games - a slim, tall man wearing a black suit. Moreover, the creature in question is completely faceless just to add an even more terrifying look to it. Its author claims he was influenced by H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King and even by the Tall Man from the Phantasm horror films when making Slender Man.

Now, the first game was titled The Eight Pages and was released in 2012. Parsec Productions developed and released it on Windows completely independently from Steam. Blue Isle Studios, a Canadian developer company saw even more opportunity in the concept and released it under the name The Arrival. This now has a backstory to the game and, of course, includes the levels found in The Eight Pages. This "sequel" was released in 2013 and since have become available on PS4 and Xbox One, too.

Now, the gameplay is very simple in Slender The Arrival: we move around in abandoned places (houses, caves, mines, churches) trying to find a way out. In certain levels the objective is to collect something (see The Eight Pages) - in such cases we have a limited time to complete our goal. Although the game does not give us a time limit the sound of the closing enemies becomes more and more frequent. Not doing anything for a long time or simply getting closer to the completion of our task provokes Slender Man.

Our flashlight and the ability to run both remain our best buddies. Greater difficulty levels allow the flashlight batteries to completely run out and our stamina also depletes much faster. While the game has around 10 levels these do not provide us with increasing difficulty levels. In fact, I believe The Eight Pages remains the most difficult level, plus, it is the one that perfectly captures the phenomenon of this Internet-created antagonist.

The game has decent graphics thanks to the good-old Unity engine. Nowadays more and more Steam games appear utilising the same technology (e.g. Forest). Still, its atmosphere is where The Arrival shines. Its sound design and the constant threat of Slender Man appearing behind us can easily drive any player crazy. There's no blood / gore in this game unlike in Outlast - once Slender Man is in our perspective the screen gets distorted. The closer he gets the more distortion is applied.

The only downside for me was the added levels / backstory. The story did not make Slender Man more interesting. I felt it was unnecessary to include the characters as well as the many collectibles that are scattered throughout the levels and serve as the backbone of the game's story. Additionally, level number 2 (The Eight Pages) is simply so good that the rest of the game can't even come close to it.

Still, The Arrival is a superb horror game with a great soundtrack and some pretty neat jumpscares. If you liked Amnesia, Forest, Outlast or similar survival horror games then you should give this a chance.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Would you try it? F*ck yeah.
Would you try it again? F*ck no.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
I never actually thought i'd be scared of a game like this. How wrong was i?

  • The dramatic music and tense atmosphere adds more fear the constant feeling of being stalked.
  • The creepy tall dude appearing at random places never fails to send a shiver down your spine.
  • The girl that runs at you is possible the scariest thing i've ever seen.
  • Screams and screeches around every corner keep you on edge

This game almost gave me a heart attack. (Which ticks all my boxes for a Horror game)
10/10

A big thankyou to the AccidentlyReviewed Group for the game. They're awesome! AccidentlyReviewed
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
The Best Horror Game Ever... Slender The Arrival Is My Favorite Horror Game From Steam...
And To The Developers: Correct The Out Of Map Glitches Of "The Eight Pages" Level
10/10 ;)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Guys!
Just want to know, why in version 1.5.6. qality was much more better than in v 2.0.
1. The grass is much better painted;
2. In v 1.5.6. The landscape in the distance is drawn in 3D,
in v 2.0. the landscape is drawn in 2D;
3. In the new update has problems with Slender's walk animation (he's just not moving when he approaching).

I hope you fix it. ;)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
WTF! Stop scaring the scheisse out of me buttocks, slender man! This game has got to be one of the most scary games I have played, if not the most. I'm creeped out from playing it. The hair on my neck is standing up. I'm gonna have nightmares tonight. I need my teddy bear...and some Valium or Xanax.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I haven't even seen Mr. Slender, I can't get past the intro it's so frightening. It would be unfair to dislike this game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
The mystery of the forests is old as mankind, Beasts, ghosts, monsters, aliens, aboriginal curses, etc. The stories of the forest horrors never gets old. The modern times literatures brings modern tools in storytelling - the camera footages, just like in the Blair Witch Project - is a successful addition. Don't worry, you won't need extra batteries.
This game is short, 2 hours at first playthrough, i was able to do an 30 mins run. There is an achievement that requires player to complete the game in 45 minutes, this tells alot about the game's length, achievements which is time run, serves as a warning that you won't get too much fun, the children's manifested horror - which looks like a graphics-bugged Agent 47 from Hitman, strung-out and faceless, modern freak, dressed in suit - puts an end of this short game fast, and the problem is, the quests are not that various, the 9 chapters have 3 arena-like collector based task (papers, generators, fuel cans) and a map which is a memory of a children, requires nothing but walking. Voices and music does not worth a single word, however the screams at the end of the "Arrival" map was a soulfood for my sadistic heart. Despite of all negativities, somehow the community produced 30-40 million of views on Ytube prank videos, which is amazing, worth a thumbs up, but nothing else.
This handful of horror supposed to be on the free to play category.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Nice game! Many little stuff and a bit of replayability because some things are random. A cool game for every "Slender fan" but other players won't have as much fun.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
Rating: 8/10

Slender the arrival. Better then the original slender with new ideas and the spooky enviroment, this game really gets your heat pumping with it's jump scares and spooky atmosphere. this game is fun to play if you enjoy spooky games with jump scares and disturbing images.

pros:
> spooky atmosphere is very effective
> fun to play with friends watching
> great spooky ideas to scare the player.

cons:
> some images in the game are disturbing
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60 of 72 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
Game name: Slender: The Arrival
Reviewed by: Wolf

In Summary...
Slender: The Arrival is a superb horror game made in succession to the popular indie game Slender: The Eight Pages by Mark J. Hadley in 2012. The story follows Lauren, who is investigating a disappearance of her friend Kate, after arriving at her home late one evening to find her missing. Racing through the levels uncovering more clues via pages, the story begins to unravel and you will soon learn Kate's fate. With 8 chapters and a secret level, this game delivers a horrifyingly stunning grasp on the tale of the Slender man.

Controls:
WASD - move character.
Mouse - look around.
Left click - interact with objects.
Escape - pause.

Sounds:
Slender: The Arrival is filled with horrifying sounds. If you've played the orginal title, you'll know when Slenderman gets near or is pursuing you, the screen becomes distorted and sharp noises peirce your ears. This can be especially jump-scare worthy in high-pressure moments, such as collecting the pages in Chapter 2, or turning on the generators in Chapter 3. Not only in addition to Slenderman, new characters are added in pursual of Lauren, meaning it's literally twice as scary! (bad pun intended)

Graphics:
Substantial. If you have the time, feel free to check out the screenshots I've made with this game, they're absolutely phenomenal. I do, however; wish the graphics were supported to double the resolution such as the option in games like The Vanishing of Ethan Carter have.

Game Balance:
It is very easy to win this game. I have played multiple times through, so I've learned which paths to take and how to avoid Slenderman and others in a proficient way. Newcomers may find it more difficult, and if playing on hardcore mode, adds a little bit more of a challenge to the game. Still hoping for a mode beyond hardcore though, preferably a veteran mode of some sorts with more appearances, no lighting, and no sprinting.

Other
Fix achievements please. Currently there's a bug with the cloud saving, where if you resetstats in console, the game does not reset scrapbook nor steps, and deletes all achievements. This causes you to not be able to obtain the 10k steps achievement or the collector achievements. Easy fix = disable cloud saving. There's literally no need for a single player game like this.

Final Rating:
8/10

In Conclusion:
Absolutely a must have for any horror fan or veteran. This game offers a much more enticing tale and rivveting experience than the predecessor, The Eight Pages, as well as a much more stunning visual experience.

Please feel free to follow my curation page for more recommendations. Thanks for reading!
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
Horror,Indie,First-Person,VR

First Impressions

ConceptProsCons
GraphicsNice variety of environments Spotty lighting at times
Day/Night cycle isn't reflected in the sky at least for the prologue
CollectiblesCollectibles add more to the lore and background of missing kids
MovementYou can sprint...Sprinting feels wobbly, moving side to side is weird
ObjectivesEach stage has its own objectives, and varies from collecting notes to turning on generators
EnemiesHaving more enemy types allows the flashlight to be more useful in a variety of ways
The pig sounding enemy for example, is blinded by the flashlight, which gives you a chance to book it.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
A guy in a suit chases you around and trys to give you hugs, those door-to-door salesmen are coming up with some weird new tactics....
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
I can't remember the last time a game gave me as many goosebumps... One of the most stressful videogame experiences of my life. 4/5 ♥♥♥♥♥♥pants.
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52 of 101 people (51%) found this review helpful
124 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
My browsing history is scarier than this game.
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