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 36 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 157 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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TrashCan-Man23 Oct 16 2013, 3:01pm says:

Dear Esther 2.0

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JFreakXD Oct 14 2013, 9:38pm says:


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TheOneMuffin Oct 14 2013, 2:31am says:


I heard it's $8 but im not sure D:

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Guest Oct 13 2013, 3:07pm says:

for those who are having trouble you need the source SDK 2007 base which can be found on the tools section of the library in steam. also save TSP file into the mods folder of your steam local file aftert hat it should appear in the library tab

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Guest Oct 12 2013, 7:11pm says:

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macacos2 Oct 13 2013, 12:02am replied:

Possibly. Technically, there is nothing to it but the map with the voice files with the way it is set up as a mod.

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DarkShift Oct 10 2013, 3:38pm says:

The demo is out. Full game will be released the 17th of october.

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kutekat147 Sep 21 2013, 8:58pm says:

how is everyone getting it to work? i need help

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paulpjholcomb Sep 21 2013, 5:34pm says:

After all this time, I have finally played through one of the story lines in this brilliant mod. Can't wait to play the remake next month!

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Marzanna Sep 18 2013, 1:23pm says:

Please, port mod to Source SDK 2013.

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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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