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  • Summary: The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of 2013's The Stanley Parable. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will become powerless. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.


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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 23, 2022
    Ultra Deluxe is easily going to be one of the finest gaming experiences of the year, despite its short length relative to most. This is a game that gets in, says exactly what its creators wanted to say, and then gets out…maybe. The most ridiculous elements of the original are still perfectly preserved here, and then amplified in the new content, letting the player experience exactly what they want to. I wouldn’t change a single thing about it.
  2. May 2, 2022
    The 2022 release adds an Ultra Deluxe desert to the menu, elevating the night out from a lovely dinner to an indulgent feast. It’s a dining experience worth returning to for fans who already count The Stanley Parable among their favourite meals, balanced with providing the perfect place for new players to take a chance on something different. Regardless of which door you enter, the philosophical taste is likely to linger long after you’re finished.
  3. May 7, 2022
    The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe might joke about overly aggrandizing reviews, but it’s one of the few games that’s actually deserving of one. For all its smugness, I’d love to sit here and tell you that The Stanley Parable is pretentious and full of shit, but it earns every right to its pretension. And I for one and so glad I’m here to see it. There’s a reason it’s considered one of the best games of all time.
  4. May 2, 2022
    The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe is an adventure that continues to surprise after years. It is a journey into the human mind that manages to entertain, make people laugh and think at the same time.
  5. May 6, 2022
    While it may not be as truly groundbreaking as the original, The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe is a must-play for fans of the original – and if you’ve never experienced the game, it’s the perfect place to learn what made the original so brilliant while finding a number of new twists.
  6. May 3, 2022
    It seemed impossible to improve, but they have managed to make even better a fantastic game like no other. Do not miss it.
  7. Edge Magazine
    May 19, 2022
    Most importantly, the old jokes are still funny. [Issue#372, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 49
  2. Negative: 10 out of 49
  1. Apr 29, 2022
    i like the bucket. good bucket. mm. bucket. so calming. so tranquil. you musn't go now. give me the bucket.
  2. May 10, 2022
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. good, i like it, bucket nice, steam review funny, all stanlerines collected, cant wait to play again in ten years. Expand
  3. May 16, 2022
    A masterpiece. Perfect sequel to the first game. Funny, artistic, and brilliant engineering 10/10.
  4. May 14, 2022
    TLDR: Its new and better Stanley. If you haven't played the original, just play UD. Its bigger and better. If you want more info, I won't giveTLDR: Its new and better Stanley. If you haven't played the original, just play UD. Its bigger and better. If you want more info, I won't give you since all of it are spoilers (;

    I'm not 5 I can read:
    Stanley Parable is a game of its kind. Of course, we are talking about Ultra Deluxe, and simply, its MUCH better version of original Stanley. Other than 2 new endings, about 1,5h of new content, and, well, 2x more new endings after completing "New Content" it adds really important Epilogue, and everything after it.
    Well, I just said what adds UD, but here is a question: What is Stanley Parable?
    Stanley Parable is a game about choices. It's a game about a person named Stanley. Its a game about Narrator and him being scared his work won't be loved. And most importantly: It's a story about control.
    But from gameplay perspective, its a game about exploring office, and making choices that have different endings. Narrator talks straightforward with Stanley and/or player, and breaks the 4th wall many, many times.
    Its really funny, it's really creative, it's really good. You should play it. I finished in about 8h, but there are people with much more on their timer (like 14-6h), and even I can find some new content (as a guy who played the original).
    So, umm, I hope you liked the review, its my first "big one". Buy the game, Have good time, And see you later.

    I readed some negative steam reviews. I'm suprised because some of them have a really good point (some, most are just saying "too little new things" after 0,5h, or too expensive), And I wanted to address those reviews. So, all of them are from fans of the original. That is very important. They criticize two things: The new content is just worse old content without a soul, and that its a bad satire.
    As to the first argument: It's just wrong. The new content is as good as the old one, sometimes even better. Like, half of my favorite ending are from UD and half from Original.
    Simply: Nostalgia is powerful.
    And the second argument, is, more complicated. I am a person who, apart from PS4 Exclusives (and mgs/r) doesn't play a lot of typical AAA. And with that I'm not good with answering the question: What makes a good sequel. There are many games that have another parts same as old ones with new settings and minor changes in gameplay (Ubisoft moment), and some others with super big changes, like fighing games. (just look at Guilty Gear). So overall, this may be an argument, but imo it's not a reason to say that game is bad.
    Well, that was long, and nobody will read it, sadly, so umm, Have a good day!
  5. Feb 22, 2023
    One of the funniest games I have ever played. Some of these endings are absolutely hilarious. Would highly recommend playing
  6. Jun 8, 2022
    Really nice and intriguing game.
    The mechanics implied here are pretty clever.
    I didn't play the original, I discovered it only after the
    Really nice and intriguing game.
    The mechanics implied here are pretty clever.

    I didn't play the original, I discovered it only after the remake was released.
  7. Jun 25, 2022
    This is a game that is filled with references, jokes, and incredible endings. Oh, and make sure to get the bucket.

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