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 (1,604 reviews)
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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October 15

The Steam 2.0 Free DLC Update is here!

The most recent update on Steam is now live! All of the information can be found on the Steam Store.

The new update includes:

- Totally free Update with two brand new levels
- Vastly improved game performance and optimizations
- Mac OS X availability on Steam
- Soundtrack available for purchase

For anyone who purchased Slender: The Arrival prior to the Steam release, we recommend you activate your copy on Steam. You do not need to repurchase, you can use your original license key. Just be sure to delete the dashes.

Thanks!

Blue Isle Studios

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October 7

Free DLC, Mac version, and Soundtrack!

Hey everyone, we’ve got a bunch great of news to share. Check below for the full scoop.

FREE DLC UPDATE

Slender: The Arrival received a bunch of brand new content and levels for the recently released console versions. As a special thank you, we wanted to give you this new DLC entirely for free on your Steam versions of the game. The new update will be hitting Steam on October 15th!

OFFICIAL MAC RELAUNCH

For our Mac users, we have some long awaited good news. On October 15, Slender: The Arrival on Steam will officially support Mac OS X! Those who bought Slender: The Arrival before it was available on Steam will not need to re-purchase. You can activate S:TA on Steam by using your original license key, just be sure to remove the dashes. All Steam content and DLC will be available to you for free as well.

SLENDER: THE ARRIVAL SOUNDTRACK

Lastly, by popular demand, we will be launching the Slender: The Arrival soundtrack on Steam. The soundtrack will feature all 15 pieces of in game music composed and arranged by Mark Hadley and directed by Brenden Frank. The soundtrack launches on October 15th. The soundtrack features all-new music from the latest DLC!

Thank you everyone for your support and happy gaming!

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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

PC
Mac
    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
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Imagine it, you're walking down a dirt road in the woods at dusk, it is autumn the leaves are turning orange and red. You come across an abandon vehicle on the road. The sun quickly sets, leaving you in the dark without a flashlight and suddenly, you aren't alone anymore. You are being watched and stalked by something. It feeds off of the power of your video camera, which is the only way to see it (I guess).

When your video camera flickers, it is closing in on you. It is drawing the power from the batteries as it draws near. It is Slenderman. A tall thin humanoid creature that looks over you from afar from hilltops. The creature that opens the doors that you just closed. The creature that your only defense is to not look at it. To wish it away as you cower in fear by looking at the ground. No... just run away until your video recorder stops flickering. How do you run from something that just teleports in front of you? You can always walk backward.

This is Slender: The Arrival, less of a game and more of a first person experience along the lines of Dear Esther and Gone Home. It preys on your fears. It has a great, creepy atmosphere and great sound design. You have little in the way of controls, left stick to move, right stick to look, a sprint button, flashlight button, zoom button, and a use button. There are other buttons, but they feel redundant.

The game dumps you in and never explains why you're there. Not just the first chapter of the game, but over and over again, its the same thing, you start at dusk in the woods and go into the night and then find an abandon building. Each chapter has a different task, such as turn on X generators, find X pages in the woods and close X windows. Simple things, but you're just stuck with something that can be anywhere at anytime that will warn you when its near. The more things you collect, the more intensely you will be harassed.

As you wander in the dark you quickly come across an average house. Depending on where you enter, it looks like there is nothing wrong. Just a normal house for sale with a playground in the back. Soon enough you'll find things scrawled on the walls and rooms in disarray. Eventually, you'll find a flashlight that will help you. The idea of wandering in the woods might seem like an easy way to get lost, but as you roam the darkness, you'll be enticed by audio and visual cues such as paths, lights and dozens of arrows pointing in one direction that will guide your way.

If you think you'll get used to Slenderman, once you progress far enough, eventually you will reach an abandon facility and have a follower. Perhaps it is a follower of the Slenderman, but it follows, chases and strangles you. This isn't a creature like Slenderman, so it doesn't have magical powers other than it is getting closer, running after you. You'll hear its footsteps running up to you. Your only defense is to focus your flashlight and blind it. That adds something different to the game. Getting trapped in a side room means there is no way out and no where to run away from the follower.

It is a toss up if this experience is for you. If finding stuff in the dark isn't for you then skip it. You'll be searching open areas for sometimes tiny things (sheets of paper). Lost in the woods and abandon buildings. Being thrown off your direction from having to run away and forced to figure out where you're going again in an area that is mostly woods. If you can't handle bobbing and weaving cameras, avoid this game. It might be a nitpick but sometimes the camera seems to be at a person's waist. The height of a sink or a doorknob.

I couldn't really recommend Dear Esther or Gone Home. They were both beautiful and immersive, but I didn't feel anything playing those games like I did with Slender: The Arrival. Is it worth $10 for an hour or two of gameplay? I feel like I was engaged and always challenged by a single strange foe with powers to teleport anywhere.
Posted: October 15
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Compared to all the other Slender games, This one is a masterpiece, instead of relying solitarily on being jump scared by slender, this one uses the entire mythos to create a rather suspensful game. While it does contain the standard "Walk around and collect things" scheme, it doesn't really take you out of the experience. And the design choices deffinately go a long way to add to the scares.
Not to mention, this one is Story driven to some extent.

I loved this game, loved the story, and loved the scares and I reccomend giving this one a try.

Long story short, I love this game


Slender: the 8 pages was an introduction. Slender:The Arrival is the masterpiece.


Pros:
-Good suspense
-Great design choices
-Great atmosphere


Cons:
-Standard 8 pages gameplay.
-Considerably short.
-A little repettative



As a slender game 10/10

As a game 9.5/10
Posted: October 17
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
This is one of my favourite horror games on Steam. The graphics are beautiful and the intro level genuinely made me close my game the first time through. Slender is done justice with a faithful recreation of the gameplay from the flash game. My only complaint is that the game is a little too short but with the free DLC recently released I think it is just the right length for the game :).
Posted: October 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
The game is short, but it's certainly in my top 3 favorite horror games of all time ! Great soundtrack, great level design, awesome ambiance !

9.5/10
Posted: October 14
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
WOW this game is a massive piece of ♥♥♥♥. There is absolutely NO indication on where you are supposed to go or what you are supposed to do. The story is half ♥♥♥♥♥ from what I could see. The graphics, The shading and the textures are all HORRIBLE, Every time anything at all happens you get punted back to the main menu for (SOME STUPID REASON). This piece of crap is so poorly designed and executed that it literally looks like no more than three people worked on this game at any point and time.

I found a missing child poster that put me into some horrible looking mirror world where textures appear and dissapear like magic and I kept teleporting around for some stupid ♥♥♥ reason until I eventually found myself in a lock room that slender appeared in which ended that dumb ♥♥♥ whatever the hell it was supposed to be thus putting me in the main menu instead of back into the actual game.

So THEN I select a mission from the menu where apparently slenderman was hunting for me and I never even saw him all I ever heard were a bunch of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ noises as I explored the house until I died and had to sit through a long ♥♥♥ bunch of nothing until the game said that I somehow had died and now every time I try to start the game up I see clouds followed by static followed by being punted back to the main menu. Needless to say this game is no longer installed. WHY steam continues to allow unfinished pieces of ♥♥♥♥ like this to be sold is beyond me. This game isn't worth a dime!
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
11/10
Would spend 15 minutes deciding wether to approach Charlie or not again
Posted: October 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
umm when i try to download the game in my libary it says it does but it doesnt download anything it had a empty folder and doesnt even start up what do i do???
Posted: October 9
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
I love this game for some reason.
I like being chased by Slender and Charlie
Has awesome soundtrack and the forest, the forest, I just love it.

- not optimized too well
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
creepy
Posted: September 26
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
well, i guess i couldnt have expected much out of this, but wasnt worth the amount i paid. Ending was weak.
Posted: October 12
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20.1 hrs on record
I really like this game it wasn't as challenging as the eight pages but it was fun
Posted: September 25
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14.7 hrs on record
Slenderman finally has ladies... And children.


10/10 very scary, almost as scary as the abomonation DAVID TENNANT!
Posted: September 22
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2.1 hrs on record
Slender: The Arrival is not for the faint of heart. It may be pretty short, but it has nice gameplay and a story that is something a bit more than mediocre. Also it has Slenderman.
Posted: September 22
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3.6 hrs on record
To cost less than 10 €, Slender: The Arrival is a fun horror game in first person, characterized by various chapters where they test even the most reckless player. The dark rooms, the frequent use of the torch and the special effects make the atmosphere perfect. This is one of the most successful horror available on Steam. For the more adventurous players recommend the hard mode.
My vote is 7/10
Posted: September 23
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1.5 hrs on record
REALLY scary. Although it's pretty easy to beat, you will still have to change your pants a few times. Worth every penny.
Posted: October 18
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4.6 hrs on record
im making a lets play of this because the game has been updated alot and i have not played it so let the scares begine! well im finished with my gameplay and the game is so good at its story! not lagy at all and it is creepy as ♥♥♥♥! so ill give it a 10/10 slendys!
Posted: October 15
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11.8 hrs on record
Good to see the game is fully optimized in the 2.0 update. This is a great follow up to the 8 pages with updated graphics and atmosphere. Initially the game seemed to aim at a more photorealistic approach but with bugs and poor optimization. Along followed updates to the game with better optimization but with sacrifices to the games photorealism and effects. Hopefully another follow-up to the game will hit that mark of photorealism. Overall the game is still great and the developers deserve recognition for putting the effort into keeping the game updated and fully supported for optimization on 3 platforms now (not many small development teams do this).
Posted: October 18
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8.8 hrs on record
GREATEST SLENDERMAN GAME EVER MADE!!!!!
Posted: October 18
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3.3 hrs on record
As a man who enjoys stalking children in the woods and murdering them, I find this game incredibly offensive, as it depicts good, innocent people like me as if we're evil or some bogus nonsense.

I give it a 9/11
Posted: October 17
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2.4 hrs on record
Great game, great update. Love it. No matter how much the media demonizes Slender Man, it's an excellent series.
Posted: October 18
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