The Stanley Parable is an experimental narrative-driven first person game. It is an exploration of choice, freedom, storytelling and reality, all examined through the lens of what it means to play a video game.

You will make a choice that does not matter

You will follow a story that has no end

You will play a game you cannot win's actually best if you don't know anything about it before you play it :D

TSP does not actually require Half Life 2 on PC, only the Source SDK which should download automatically when you start the game. On Mac, HL2 is required.

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22 comments by Cakebread on Oct 20th, 2013

The Stanley Parable is available for purchase RIGHT FREAKING NOW!! Through launch week the game will be 20% off!

4 years in the works, and we're finally here. Thank you everyone for all your love and support, it means more than I could ever say.

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The Stanley Parable v1.4 for Mac OSX

The Stanley Parable v1.4 for Mac OSX

Jan 17, 2012 Full Version 37 comments

This download conveniently installs and launches the Mac OSX version of the Stanley Parable v1.4. Half Life 2 is still required.

The Stanley Parable v1.4

The Stanley Parable v1.4

Nov 9, 2011 Full Version 159 comments

The Stanley Parable v1.4 release for PC. A remastered, smoother version of the original game. Includes a number of bug fixes, captions for seven languages...

The Stanley Parable for Mac OSX

The Stanley Parable for Mac OSX

Aug 25, 2011 Full Version 16 comments

This download conveniently installs and launches the Mac OSX version of the stanley parable. Half Life 2 is still required.

The Stanley Parable v1.3

The Stanley Parable v1.3

Aug 5, 2011 Full Version 30 comments

Version 1.3 trims the file size down to under 300mb, and updates the readme for instructions on installing without HL2 as well as installing on Mac OS

The Stanley Parable v1.2

The Stanley Parable v1.2

Jul 31, 2011 Full Version 32 comments

The latest update to The Stanley Parable, uploaded 7/31/11

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Richartonio Dec 8 2013, 1:39am says:

I would like to know: what are the differences between this and the one you can buy at Steam?

It sure looks really awesome.

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OJJ0874 Dec 8 2013, 8:51pm replied:

The mod version is made competley out of HL2 assets and hasn't got many endings.
The game version is made completley out of new and Portal 2 assets and has more endings and dialouge.

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Richartonio Dec 12 2013, 8:09pm replied:

Thanks for the reply!

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fanguyisonfire Nov 16 2013, 4:18am says:

hey guys. this might sound really stupid but do you need Half Life 2 to play this game?

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thenewthe Nov 18 2013, 7:12pm replied:

no. how to install without hl2: Drag the folder into steamapps (if you have a steam account)then restart steam, click on play, download sdk, then you can play this!

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themoah380 Nov 25 2013, 2:34pm replied:

no. if u have steam you can get source sdk free.

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RickyGamerX Dec 7 2013, 3:13pm replied:

no. its obvious...

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mkdecimator Dec 11 2013, 6:12pm replied:


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JiGSAW78 Nov 9 2013, 6:45am says:

good freaking game!!!

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regularshowman Nov 8 2013, 4:05pm says:

Anyone else think this mod is getting a little overrated?

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Dune_Jumper Dec 25 2013, 6:10pm replied:


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Highest Rated (31 agree) 10/10

This is an exceptional mod. Beautiful narration.

Aug 4 2011, 10:03pm by alemanders

Lowest Rated (10 agree) 4/10

it seems that i am the only one who doesn't like this map, (it's not a mod). I played both endings, and also did take the right door in the middle of the map, and again both options that are given there. So, i played it fully through. When i first read a lot of comments and reviews about this single small map i was really interested to see what people where talking about. What was it that made them all give this map a rating of nines and tens (9/10). But ones i played it i thought i missed something…

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