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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Spark
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
HE CAME FOR ME ...
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LaurenM2
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This noodle dude ain't too scary once you realise he's just a needy creep who's desperate for attention. So like in life, just avert your eyes, tell him to f*** off and walk the other way. Other than that the game causes pretty severe eye strain as you can barely see anything, so it's a thumbs up from me.
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cmaexi
( 4.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
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. Cut to spring of 2013, and we now have Slender: The Arrival on PC. This paid-for sequel attempts to pump up the horror experiment into a bigger (though still quite short) game, but it quickly becomes apparent that the simple mechanics of the original Slender crumble under the weight.

Most importantly, The Arrival remembers that the core of any good horror lies in its boogeyman. The Slender Man himself still stalks you with the same terrifying persistence he has in the original, exuding a menacing presence that evolves throughout the story in some unexpected ways. Though his iconic design may be simple, I still got freaked out every time I spotted his silhouette in the distance. You can't fight him, only run from him, and that in of itself makes him more frightening than most game monsters.

The world he haunts is larger and denser, as well. Instead of a dark forest, you’ll wander through abandoned homes, creepy mines, and sunbaked hillsides. Some of the better-lit areas look genuinely great. Trekking through autumnal forests and rummaging through homes that actually feel lived in make the world of Slender an interesting environment.

Some impressive sound design surrounds you with an ambient soundtrack and jarring noises, and it really adds to the already creepy atmosphere. Boards creak, children whisper, and there are some truly terrifying moments that wouldn’t exist without the impeccable use of audio. Like all great horror games, Slender is best served in a dark room with a pair of headphones.

These parts, at least, are done pretty well... but it's simply not enough. While I appreciate the lengths that developer Blue Isle went to flesh things out, The Arrival relies far too heavily on the rudimentary game mechanics of the original, which was only ever meant to last for a few minutes. Like its predecessor, the vast majority of The Arrival essentially boils down to finding a certain number of objects while an increasingly dangerous enemy stalks you. Whether it’s pieces of paper in a forest or generators in a mine, you’re repeating the exact same actions in every part of The Arrival. It feels like being asked to finish a Where’s Waldo book while your house burns down around you.

The fact that I got tired of it during 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 minions 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. The Proxy, a creepy knife-wielding kid, stalks you throughout the level as you (yup, you guessed it) once again attempt to find a series of objects. He continually killed me with no warning whatsoever, which as you might imagine, gets pretty frustrating.

Although the mine level was genuinely spooky at first, it and many other areas quickly lose their terrifying charm once you’re forced to replay them dozens of times. I appreciate games that are tough yet fair, but those that arbitrarily punish their players sabotage their own fun. This problem persists throughout Slender: The Arrival. The horrifying atmosphere that Blue Isle manages to create is consistently squandered by dull mechanics and unfair difficulty spikes.

The Verdict

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. I found more enjoyment in playing the free original installment, which delivers a powerful horror experience without the annoyances and filler. By trying to stretch the initial concept over five separate scenarios, Slender only succeeds in proving that some ideas are better left in the experimental phase.

~cmaexi 24.06.2016
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ryry1970
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
The biggest ♥♥♥♥♥♥ on planet Earth is back! But with a story? In this game, you are investigating the death of you friends. There are a couple secrets... i would HIGHLY recommend this game! Its pretty long and scary.
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Frutti Tutti Ass and Boobies
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
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SCARECROW
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
One of the best scarey games i have played its good story its takes 2,3 h to finish the game its worht to buy the game 100%

Of 1/10 its 9.8/10 the hard thing is you cant jump and you need to think very much in this game but still its one of the scareyist game on steam Buy it !
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Cyborg129claw
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
Garbage, wast of 10 dollars, lasts 2 hours, boring,nothing scary,confusing,slender got stuck about 5 times for me,you run super slow, 2.5/10
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谭松韵seven
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Play for 15 minutes

Delets game

10/10 would sh*t myself again
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OafKnacks
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Slender: The Arrival is a good horror experience. It doesn't rely too heavily on jumpscares, instead on the feeling of dread and anticipation of being caught by the Slender Man/The Chaser.
The graphics are pretty good, for a small studio in 2013. The story seems boring, but not when you delve deep into it. The collectables and the loading screen give out hints to it, and piecing it together reveals a story of regret and evil.
The gameplay is okay- standard Slender stuff. Overall, I give it an 8/10.
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faesaia
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Finally finished this game. If you know someone who hasn't ever learned how to curse properly, you know what to do. Number of fycks given: By the hundreds. Surely not for the faint-hearted.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Slenderman, a tall man in a suit, without face. From the description it sounds like it can be quite scary but it's not true. From the game "the 8 pages" the slender progressed quite well with graphics but that's all. In this game you have to find a girl named Kate. During your searching, you will come across with various buildings or places in which you can find boring jumpscares. The Arrival consists of nine levels in which you have to collect a variety of objects. In the second level you have find nine drawings with slenderman behind your back. If you die, you have to go again, but drawings will no longer be as before, what is for me really bad. The gameplay is seriously short and at that time I flinched maybe 2 times. I think, I have played a lot of horror games and that's why I haven't fear. Anyway, I have to mention dramatic music which gives the game a great atmosphere. Also screams and screeches are a good addition.

+ better graphic
+ a lot of good places and buildings to explore (not just a forest)
+ screams, screeches

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662824145

- short gameplay
- the place of objects will change after the death
- boring jumpscares


5/10
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I love Creepypasta and Slenderman is great, the graphics are amazing, the story is great, the gameplay is fun, all the stages were different and fun. I recommend people play it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The biggest ♥♥♥♥♥♥ on planet Earth is back! But with a story? In this game, you are investigating the death of you friends. There are a couple secrets... i would HIGHLY recommend this game! Its pretty long and scary.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
A game rarely scared me so much.
The graphics are awesome for such a short game, and the music does the rest.
If you liked slender, you'll love this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This noodle dude ain't too scary once you realise he's just a needy creep who's desperate for attention. So like in life, just avert your eyes, tell him to f*** off and walk the other way. Other than that the game causes pretty severe eye strain as you can barely see anything, so it's a thumbs up from me.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
‘Slender: The Arrival’ is a decent horror game that can be enjoyable if you want a gaming experience that provides a little tension and a few jump scares… However, I found it fell short in several areas; firstly, the game is short (I finished in around 3 hours) admittedly you can collect all the collectables but I had no desire to do that, secondly the gameplay as a whole is a little bit boring and it instantly becomes relevant why the game was kept so short… Nobody would be able to endure several more hours of gameplay consisting of collect this many of this and then go here especially with the ludicrously slow springy-walk and sprint… It could have done with being elaborated on a little bit! That aside if you are looking for a horror based experience of being chased by little ghouls and evading tall ghostly figures that can literally (and unfairly) spawn right on top of you (seriously… there’s an achievement for this) then this could be the game for you!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Its a good horror game if you like jumpscares.
I didnt like itso much. Maybe its cos I preffer Silent Hill/ Resident Evil type of horror games.
At least Slender have VR support what makes it even better experiance.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
The only thing that made me jump/ scream were the loud sounds and the way that slender just spawns right in front of you. Enjoyed the gameplay along with the graphics.
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838 of 1,002 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,207 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2015
Its perfect for small children teachs them all about love and friendship. i would highly recomend to put your children right into to this game.
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