The Stanley Parable (Windows)

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90
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Description

Stanley works for a company where his job is to push buttons as prompted from a monitor. One day, the orders stop coming through and Stanley notices that all his colleagues have disappeared. He proceeds to the meeting room for more information.

The Stanley Parable is an adventure game based upon a mod for Half-Life 2, wherein the player controls Stanley and must make choices based on paths presented to them by the environment or the narrator. Said narrator will describe Stanley's actions as they happen, sometimes before.

Screenshots

The Stanley Parable Windows You playing as Stanley watch Stanley.
The Stanley Parable Windows The museum
The Stanley Parable Windows An elevator in the maintenance corridor
The Stanley Parable Windows The bathroom of your boss

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Critic Reviews

Digital Spy Oct 31, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Joystiq Oct 18, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Thunderbolt Games Oct 21, 2013 10 out of 10 100
GameTrailers Oct 25, 2013 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Sphere Nov 20, 2013 90 out of 100 90
Edge Nov 06, 2013 9 out of 10 90
IGN UK Oct 18, 2013 8.8 out of 10 88
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Dec 03, 2013 85 out of 100 85
Riot Pixels Dec 03, 2013 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2014 Unscored Unscored

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References

The game is referenced in chapter 33, the seventh episode of the third season of the 2015 US Netflix series House of Cards. President Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, is shown playing the game. He also refers directly to the gameplay, wondering why the game starts over. It is not the only game he plays that season. In the fifth episode he is shown playing Monument Valley and it is even turned into a plot point. Those two games are a distinct departure from the shooters he used to play for stress relief in earlier seasons.
CrankyStorming (3011) added The Stanley Parable (Windows) on Dec 19, 2013
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