The Stanley Parable for PC
PC - Windows

The Stanley Parable

Oct 17, 2013
145th of 38231

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: Galactic Cafe
Content Rating: Rating pending


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. The game will end, the game will never end. Contradiction follows contradiction, the rules of how games should work are broken, then broken again. This world was not made for you to understand.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for Pixel Shader 2.0b (ATI Radeon X800 or higher / NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or higher / Intel HD Graphics 2000 or higher - *NOT* an Express graphics card).
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Gamer Reviews

34678 Reviews
0 review
Jul 10, 2021

This game is amazing, why? that would basically spoil the whole game. Let me just say, there 19 endings. Some lasting for only 16mins.

it basically takes you 1-4 hours to complete all the endings. There's comedy,it's also a walking simulator, with the narrator talking in the background and saying what you're going to do next. You can either follow what he says or not. Your actions matters.

Graphics is pretty decent for a 2013 game. With some endings being cool and some being quite sad.

and there's an ending where you get to "play" another game.

worth trying. it's pretty short though.



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Critic Reviews

26 Reviews
Jeff MarchiafavaOct 22, 2013
The Stanley Parable is built upon a single, simple premise, and only offers a few hours of entertainment. That said, those few hours were unlike any I've experienced playing games before. If you're a fan of experimental indie projects or just in the mood for a fun detour from your typical gaming adventure, look no further.
Paul TamburroOct 18, 2013
The Stanley Parable is a game which isn’t really applicable to the standard rating system. It’s a game that achieves what it has set out to achieve perfectly, and though it could be longer and have more endings, it doesn't need them. It’s a thought-provoking and intelligent game which should be experienced by everyone, and one which will be referenced for a long time to come.
Carolyn PetitOct 17, 2013
The Stanley Parable is both a richly stimulating commentary on the nature of choice in games (and in other systems, too, like our workplaces and our families) and a game that offers some of the most enjoyable, surprising, and rewarding choices I've ever been confronted with in a game. Going the wrong way has never felt so right.

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