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

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This is an exceptional mod. Beautiful narration.


Wire13 says

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Ok so I went through the game the way the narrator said the first time, and got the freedom ending then thought, this is cliche and can't be the real one. So then i went through doing the complete opposite (Going through the beginning of HL2, going through the hole in the map, going to the light and then getting the ending about the journey but im the destination for now.). After that I think that this very small free MOD deserves an award for "Best Gaming Experience Ever"! Now I'm saying that as a core gamer since I was 3, a believer than games can be art as long as that was an intent (like it was here), and as a future level designer finishing a traineeship at a game studio. This is a masterpiece! 10 out of 10 from me!

Nice idea for an unconventional mod. The narrator stands out the most. Long time since I heard such a perfect English and such a high class intonation work. The lines written for him though are great too. In general a very nice take on connecting the narrator with the player and the world around him. Only minus point for the mapping problems. Lighting is a pain in some places and definitely needs work as it drags down an otherwise great mod.


Something refreshing. It's great to see stuff like that.


It was simply amazing.


This mod is simply amazing. I'm not saying anything else or I would be spoiling it. Just play it, it is really an unique experience, really innovative.


Usually games do not intend to make you think, but Stanley will make you forget the textures, the light and maybe something else, except the narrator voice and the words he is saying.

I have forgot the last time that a game make me stand on my chair without breath in front of a black screen, but I'm going to remember this one for a long time.

This is the way that storytelling must play with the player, not using gorgeous graphics and pressing buttons cutscenes to kill small/medium/big bosses.

Thank you for a wonderful story, simple, deep, real...

Mr. Wreden, I hope you continue working on this industry, we need some fresh air and you have a hurricane with this parable...


Stupideye says

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Fantastic mod, while it wasn't the prettiest, it was mind bending.
I played through all of the endings!

A fantastic story with great narration, short yet sweet.


Great job, I love this mod!

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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…

Aug 10 2011 by SPY-maps