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

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    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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Saralatif
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Creepy, atmospheric and clever game. It's way scarier than the original Slender (The Eight Pages) but it keeps the magic within. (I must mention this: What surprised me the most was the BIG update the creators provided for free. That was like a year ago but it was so nice.)
It's got some mistakes like the way doors are opening and the secret level - once you get to it, there's basically no way out. But the story is good, I like all those scary little collectibles and generally the game is just pretty and fun to spend time with. Also, Slenderman freakin' rocks! (And his proxies too.)
9/10 - Would play more.
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The real deal
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
A jogabilidade está ótima tendo em conta as versões antigas do jogo "Slender", os gráficos excelentes, tal como a história do jogo, motivo pela qual, na minha opinião, o jogo se tornou melhor que os antigos "Slender". O único "problema" é o facto de algumas personagens serem um pouco difíceis de reconhecer (ex: Kate, muito confundida com o famoso Jeff the killer)
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Darebear
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
If you want to play a game that will scare the hell out of you and make your heart want to explode, then get this game.
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VII
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
This game was alright for me.
I do enjoy the art style and how the creators have portrayed each antagonist. The music can certainly make an atmosphere for me.
Although, I wish you could discover more secrets as you play along. Perhaps I am not that observant.
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IDon'tNeedAName
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Best Game EVER
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( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
slender can penetrate me with his tentacles anytime
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gocriss
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Your mom will not like it
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ThomasMarioFan48 #TeamHeavy
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I Still Like Slender Until FNAF Was Released And Looked Better Than Slender But Slender Is Good Times. :P
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Vertex138
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
I must admit, this game looks and controls very, very nicely. However, the gameplay reuses the original Slender's "Collect all the pages" in levels far too many times, the story feels rather shallow (they introduce several characters that you never meet, all of which who hunt for and are then hunted for the fabled Slenderman- and you're just another one of them), the graphics- although they look nice- look to have all been taken from various free asset packs I have seen before, and... who was that guy in the hoodie who chased and attacked me?

Overall, the game CAN be fun, but all-in-all, it's rather bland and repetitive. This is one of the few games where I'd reccomend you watch someone else online play (without commentary is usually best)- you'll probably get the same experience either way.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
I must admit, this game looks and controls very, very nicely. However, the gameplay reuses the original Slender's "Collect all the pages" in levels far too many times, the story feels rather shallow (they introduce several characters that you never meet, all of which who hunt for and are then hunted for the fabled Slenderman- and you're just another one of them), the graphics- although they look nice- look to have all been taken from various free asset packs I have seen before, and... who was that guy in the hoodie who chased and attacked me?

Overall, the game CAN be fun, but all-in-all, it's rather bland and repetitive. This is one of the few games where I'd reccomend you watch someone else online play (without commentary is usually best)- you'll probably get the same experience either way.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
slender can penetrate me with his tentacles anytime
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
This game was alright for me.
I do enjoy the art style and how the creators have portrayed each antagonist. The music can certainly make an atmosphere for me.
Although, I wish you could discover more secrets as you play along. Perhaps I am not that observant.
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867 of 1,039 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,259 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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269 of 297 people (91%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2015
The original Slender, released in the summer of 2012, was an experimental horror game that dropped you into a spooky forest with nothing but a flashlight to guide your way and a faceless entity known as the Slender Man following your every step. Despite having rough, simple graphics, it was a chilling gameplay experience. Slender: The Arrival, a reimagining of the original game, once again sets players up to encounter the enigmatic Slender Man, this time with a much more robust story, improved visual design, and just as many scares.The Arrival has you play as Lauren, a young woman who is visiting her friend Kate. Kate is selling her isolated family home after her mother's death, but upon your arrival, you find Kate's house mysteriously empty. The doors are wide open, there's furniture knocked around, and there's several mysterious notes about repressed memories and hallucinations... then you see a strange figure watching you from outside the window. It isn't long before you realize something terrible has happened to Kate, and it's up to you to find out where she is and why she disappeared.One of the first things you'll notice about The Arrival is that along with a significantly overhauled visual design compared to the original, it features a very dark and foreboding atmosphere that does an excellent job of keeping you on edge, if not outright terrified. Whether its hunting down those eight infamous pages in the remake of the original forest level from Slender, or scrambling to turn on an elevator in an abandoned mining facility, you'll rarely feel that you're in a safe enough spot to stand still and catch your breath. Much like the original game, you're almost completely defenseless, and all you have with you is a flashlight and the ability to sprint for short distances. However, you'll have to worry about how often you use your light and how much noise you make, since your pursuers rely on both to track you down. Deciding between whether you should try being stealthy and risk getting lost in the dark environment, or dashing to your objectives as fast as possible knowing that you're more likely to run right into the Slender Man's open arms, can be an unnerving choice to make. The implacable Slender Man is as imposing and aggressive a foe as ever, and often the only notice you'll have that he's caught up to you is a slight distortion that ripples across your screen... occasionally followed by him flashing directly in front of you in a cacophony of digital noise and electronic screams.While the stages do have randomness to them in the form of starting locations, landmarks or key items being different each time you play through a stage, most feel like they could have had more variety. Almost all follow a similar formula of "find X number of objects while trying not to die horrifically." What really hurts The Arrival the most, though, is how short it is.Slender: The Arrival is a significant improvement over Parsec Production's original game, featuring a much more robust narrative, and a darker, more foreboding atmosphere. You may have mixed feelings about its brevity and the repetitive mechanics, but it's certainly a well-built game that, above all, is scary to play.
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276 of 315 people (88%) found this review helpful
532 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
An instant cure for my constipation.
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565 of 693 people (82%) found this review helpful
813 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Opens laptop
Opens steam
Opens slender
Plays for 10 minutes
Closes Slender
Uninstalls Slender
Uninstalls Steam
Closes Laptop
Smashes Laptop with giant hammer
Stomps on it
Throws Laptop out the window
Can't sleep for 1 week
Other than that 10/10 : )
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295 of 347 people (85%) found this review helpful
326 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2015
If you want to know how scary this game is.
...Well It's 6:15 AM and i still haven't slept.
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196 of 229 people (86%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
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.
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692 of 909 people (76%) found this review helpful
330 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
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
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