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 39 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 162 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 33 comments

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

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richardfps Oct 12 2011 says:

wait...horror? wtf? how is this horror?

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Cakebread Oct 13 2011 replied:

The 'Theme' options that moddb offers are somewhat limited, (ie. western, sci-fi, realism, history) and there was really nothing that applied particularly well to TSP. I had to pick one, so I decided it's funniest to call TSP a horror game.

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gotryfag Oct 15 2011 replied:

Funny, yet descriptive. TSP is the definition of an existential horror game.

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vramesh Oct 10 2011 says:

Great mod! Decided to check it out after watching it featured on Extra Credits!

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lolwulf Oct 8 2011 says:

verry good i must say a lot of guessing and trying a really good game i must say

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poopsmagee Oct 3 2011 buried:


it is **** its like a choose your own adventure book nothing new just video game version

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BenjaminShanklin Oct 4 2011 replied:

Very bad explanation.

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Mr.Walrus Oct 3 2011 replied:

You could argue that's all video games in general...

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blah1334 Oct 2 2011 says:

this mod is excellent.

thank you for making it. :D

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Oct 4 2011 replied:

you are welcome :P

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timoculousprime Oct 1 2011 says:

Wow! this is an amazing mob. it really reminds me of plays like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

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Rubarack Sep 29 2011 says:

I can't get this to work, I select it through steam, it shows the Valve logo then the screen is tinted white and it quits to desktop. I have HL2 installed so when I installed it SDK2007 installed for about 5 seconds. I'm running on Vista (I know, I know....) with a Core 2 Duo e6600 4850 512mb 2gig ram. Any ideas?

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Highest Rated (31 agree) 10/10

This is an exceptional mod. Beautiful narration.

Aug 4 2011 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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