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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MrChief Aug 1 2011, 12:02am says:

I recommend this as a download to anyone who comes upon this mod. Simply amazing, and the way you have to actually beat the game is... the most creative anything I've ever witnessed. I give this a 10/10 and this mod will surely sit on my "Top HL2 Mods" list. Thank you, developer, for one of the best rides of my life :D

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Aug 1 2011, 1:26am replied:

Thank you! I'm really glad you enjoyed it! Feel free to send me your thoughts at if you care to, and of course tell anyone who you think might like the game!

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ImABot Jul 31 2011, 11:42pm says:

Trying it right now, i hope its awesome!

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Distort Jul 31 2011, 5:50pm says:

Some videos of gameplay would be nice.

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Jul 31 2011, 9:10pm replied:

The problem is that it's actually important that you not know what the game is like before you play it. But I'm going to try to create some sort of video that conveys the general feel of the game, hopefully have that up soon. People jumped on this asking for details a lot quicker than I expected!

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peteisfat Aug 1 2011, 5:14am replied:

Possibly a short video of the intro sequence could be enough.

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shadow09c Jul 30 2011, 2:05am says:

looks cool, but no download...

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Cakebread Creator
Cakebread Jul 31 2011, 2:22pm replied:

Apologies, I found a bug I needed to fix, uploading now and waiting for approval!

+3 votes   reply to comment
architectts Jul 29 2011, 11:07pm says:

Well ****, I wanted to try it but you don't have an upload.

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ReadingNotAllowed May 17 2013, 2:27am says:

"There are probably fans like me that are passing through silently" You just made a long *** post complaining. How is that "passing through silently" ??

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Dune_Jumper Dec 4 2013, 5:11pm says:

"Theme: Horror".

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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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