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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Photocopier Sep 29 2011 says:

That was good fun, I liked the bit with the white light but when it sends you back to the start is there much to do besides carry on until it gets to the bit with the narrator talking how he likes to be the destination just this once?

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Knights Sep 29 2011 buried:


You guys should start reading books.. Gamebooks have been around for years and it's exactly what he did with this mod...

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MattmanDude Sep 28 2011 says:

Anyone else think this game's narrator sounds like the guy who narrated Hitcherhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Stephen Fry right?

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greenblur Sep 28 2011 says:

Nice job with the mod, you got an Extra Credits shout out.

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Seanofthebread Sep 18 2011 says:

I loved this mod. You need to make more like this.

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Cakebread Sep 24 2011 replied:


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Res1 Sep 24 2011 replied:



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Mkilbride Sep 28 2011 replied:

A rusty spoon?

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MattmanDude Sep 28 2011 replied:

He'll cut your heart out with a spoon.

Because it's dull. Because it'll hurt more.

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maraken Sep 28 2011 replied:

OR he will eat his eyes and THEN eat his brains out >:-D

...yeah I already called the asylum.

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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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