The Stanley Parable is Not a Game, It’s An Experience

Feb 4, 2015


The Stanley Parable is by far one of the most interesting games I have ever played, no joke. It has very unique gameplay elements like the ability to find over 30 different endings just by experimenting with the things you do in-game. It also has the greatest narrator ever, and many jokes come from this amazing narrator and his constant judging of your choices. The Stanley Parable is very thought-provoking and has very interesting themes in its stories, it really makes you think about life if you read far enough into it. My favorite part about The Stanley Parable is that it sets itself so far apart from all the linear “do this exactly as the story tells” type of games.

The narrator is one the best parts of this game as most of the humor in this game comes from him and the aforementioned judging. He adds a very unique element to the gameplay because he tries to tell you what choices you should make and depending on what you choose he reacts in different ways. He sometimes even resets the game (that link is a spoiler so don’t click it if you want to play this game!) in some endings.

Or you could just be a jerk to the narrator like I did here. (That’s always fun!)


The main focus of this game is to sort of do away with the linear gameplay and allow you to be yourself and choose what you want without making it seem like choices matter when they really don’t. This game has a very amazing story and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good choose your own adventure. altogether the game uses many jokes, themes, and endings to give you a great experience, it even references some other games along the way. I enjoyed it and I hope you do too. If you want to check it out, it’s on Steam for $15. Or you could try the hilariously weird demo centered around the “8” joke. (That no one gets)