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The Stanley Parable Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

The Stanley Parable is an interactive drama with no combat or action to speak of apart from walking around and interacting with everyday objects. You guide a silent protagonist, Stanley, while discouraging narration plays in your ear. As you discover diverging pathways you must decide whether to disobey the narrator's suggestions or not.

As the narrator explains, Stanley works in an office and is tasked with monitoring data on a computer screen and pressing buttons appropriately without question. But one day the screen goes blank and Stanley starts to explore the building.

There are various points at which you need to make a decision. Will you follow the narration and keep the story on track, or choose to disobey and cause the narrator to adjust his story to get the player to return to the "proper" path. Depending on your choices there are different endings.

An upcoming rerelease, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, will bring an updated version of the game to PlayStation, Xbox, Switch as well as PC.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 31/07/2011

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: @HelloCakebread

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between half an hour and 1 and a half hours to complete. Because it has so many endings, you will want to play many times. There are close to 20 different endings.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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