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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The Stanley Parable, which I discovered earlier today, is now one of my favorite mods of all time. Having played narrative mods before this such as Dear Esther, I can safely say that there's nothing quite like this one. While lacking any substantial gameplay, the mod is a triumph of storytelling, satire, and dark humor bundled in the warm familiarity of the Source Engine's assets. The compelling wit of the narrator unveils a multitude of ideas that all arrive at similar conclusions and are thematically tied together.

It's really quite brilliant, so I won't say anymore than the fact that this mod requires many playthroughs to get the full experience. Considering each clocks in at around 4-7 minutes, that's not exactly a terrible amount of time, but every minute will be worth it thanks to excellent writing and spot-on narration. I could not more highly recommend it.

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Highest Rated (31 agree) 10/10

This is an exceptional mod. Beautiful narration.

Aug 4 2011 by alemanders