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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 Main menu (Dutch version)
The Stanley Parable Windows Introduction sequence showing Stanley at work.
The Stanley Parable Windows Lots of screens
The Stanley Parable Windows A presentation in the meeting room

Promo Images

The Stanley Parable Screenshot
The Stanley Parable Screenshot
The Stanley Parable Screenshot
The Stanley Parable Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

Thunderbolt Games Windows Oct 21, 2013 10 out of 10 100
Destructoid Windows Oct 17, 2013 10 out of 10 100
Digital Spy Windows Oct 31, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameTrailers Windows Oct 25, 2013 9.2 out of 10 92
VicioJuegos.com Windows Nov 06, 2013 90 out of 100 90
Polygon Windows Oct 17, 2013 9 out of 10 90
IGN UK Windows Oct 18, 2013 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Windows Oct 22, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Dec 03, 2013 85 out of 100 85
411mania.com Windows Oct 19, 2013 7 out of 10 70

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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.
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