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 ...it's actually best if you don't know anything about it before you play it :D

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8 diediedie765

Aug 6th, 2011 2 people agree 0 people don't
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I happened to really like this mod. The narrations were top-notch, the humor was definitely there, the execution was nearly at expert levels, and the endings were all either hilarious or fascinating.

That being said, a few things could be done to improve it. More custom textures would have been nice, and more intricate and/or detailed level design would have made it more interesting. Specifically, a different work station for Stanley's office and a more appropriate-looking elevator, as well as different skins for Stanley's and the woman's models in the "Stanley was hallucinating" ending.

While the narrations were nice, I think you should have tied the sounds to the environment. I paused during one of the narrations, and it just kept going, so I missed what it had to say while I was otherwise preoccupied and had to sit where I was (in the game) in sullen silence while I waited for the elevator to come.

Other than that, top-notch mod, my friend. Top-freakin'-notch.

Zlandael says
9 Zlandael

Aug 2nd, 2011 2 people agree 0 people don't

Outstanding narrative, but it needs some posh. Perhaps someone out of the blue will help you in making this mod a perfect 10.

wazanator says
7 wazanator

May 21st, 2012 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

It has a great voice actor and decent story but other then that it is quite lacking. The level design wasn't really good, low detail and some floating props.

If you liked mods like Dear Ester and Radiator then you will probably like this.

Irespawnoften says
10 Irespawnoften

Aug 3rd, 2011 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

A mod that plays with the player. Genius.

Tottel says
10 Tottel

Aug 1st, 2011 3 people agree 1 person doesn't

A 10, because I enjoyed every single second of it.

Pfiffer says
10 Pfiffer

Aug 4th, 2011 4 people agree 2 people don't

Holy ****, best mod I've ever played. The narration was great, the endings were great, I've never been so immersed.

MasterOfPeace56 says
5 MasterOfPeace56

Jul 1st, 2013 2 people agree 1 person doesn't

Sadly, I did not enjoy this game. I don't understand what is so great about this game! Just going down a straight hall listening to this guys story? In my book, that is boring. There are a few good things about the game tho. The narration is great and the narrator explains everything in a non-annoying way.

TheUnbeholden says
8 TheUnbeholden

Feb 16th, 2013 1 person agrees 0 people don't

Interesting from a storyline perspective although its gameplay is kind of underwhelming and although it is of medium length it provides 7 different endings which provides a different perspective on the linear vs non-linear storytelling and the problems that arise. Its not so much a game as it is a thorough look at gaming. This is more of a academic piece than a enjoyable gaming experience.

OKKWAMOS says
10 OKKWAMOS

Jun 3rd, 2012 1 person agrees 0 people don't
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Several endings, very interesting, you will find yourself playing it over and over again! (and the dev wall texture bit was very funny!)

saron12345 says
10 saron12345

Jun 3rd, 2012 1 person agrees 0 people don't

very innovative in storytelling and has a plethora of unique and bizarre endings it is a must-play

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