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Average Player Score Based on 316 ratings
7.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 316 ratings
  1. 10 (41)
  2. 9 (77)
  3. 8 (102)
  4. 7 (42)
  5. 6 (20)
  6. 5 (13)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (13)

Most Helpful Critical Player Reviews

  • Rating:2

    one of the worst

    i saw the game and the high rating it was given by gamespot and some users, so i said maybe it is a very good game, i started playing it it turned out to be one of the worst games i played in the last 8 years at least i... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about The Stanley Parable

  • Rating:7

    Making the wrong choice never felt more right

    If you haven't played this one yet, Kevan Brighting is the reason why you really should. He narrates a game whose sense of humor is kinda like something the guys from Monty Python would come up with. The Stanley Parable ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1

    This is NOT a computer game

    This is simply mis-categorized as a "computer game" when in reality it's a short film. Paying 15$ or 12 euros for such a short animation, with literally no gaming included, is the definition of a ripoff. Make no mistake ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    The Stanley Parable

    The problem with reviewing The Stanley Parable is that it is a game that is much easier to write about than it is to make a video about; in The Stanley Parable you spend most of your time running around an office complex... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Clever writing, superb narration and meaningful satire prop up an otherwise weak game.

    As I sit here mulling over the meaning behind The Stanley Parable's parables I'm dismayed to find an overall depressing and pessimistic undercurrent. After playing all endings except the "Art Ending," I look at the big p... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Buy Stanley Parable now. You must. You won't disobey. You can't.

    Sometimes I think I'm a Stanley. Are you a Stanley? It's morning, the sun gently approaches your windows and calmly lifts your blinds with its fingers of light. Another day has begun, but instead of hopping from bed to s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Good Game but...

    Stanley parable focus on the players previous experience in games, it's a game about a game and i can see why this is so highly rated. It works well as a critique against the state of this generation of game design but ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Despite being short, The Stanley Parable has more innovation, personality and sense of purpose than most games do.

    Pros:+ Superb voice acting from the narrator+ Critically examines choice and freedom, in both games and real life+ Brilliant witty writing that is laugh-out-loud funny on many occasions+ Color-saturated minimalist art st... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Uncompromisingly witty, modern and relevant.

    The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice. Th... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    The Stanley Parable Review

    Dzięki takim grom chce mi się żyć. Oczywiście jest to tylko odświeżenie starego moda, ale została zrobiony tak jak powinien Dobre wykorzystanie silnika graficznego, ogrom smaczków, bardzo dobrze zrobione otoczenie... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A witty, branched, pleasant and imaginative ride.

    The game’s choice system is great and truly fresh, but the rest of gameplay supporting it is overly simplistic. The level designs are constantly intriguing and the narrator’s witty comments are enough to make... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
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