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  • Summary: Slender: The Arrival is the official continuation of Slender: The Eight Pages. A combined effort from the writers behind the Marble Hornets series and the development team at Blue Isle Studios, Slender: The Arrival features a brand new storyline and improved visuals.

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Apr 12, 2015
    70
    Slender Man and his several proxies are cold and uncaring. They have no clear motive other than your defilement, and they are omnipotent.
  2. Mar 25, 2015
    66
    I am a huge fan of psychological thrillers. But for what this game has in its psychological scare tactics, it totally lacks in the things that make a game one that you’d want to come back to and play again and again. So as the title implies, this game truly is thick on scares but slender on everything else.
  3. Apr 18, 2015
    65
    It's way too unfair, frustrating and repetitive to be truly scary, though the excellent sound design tries desperately to make up for it.
  4. Apr 2, 2015
    60
    Slender to me always demonstrates why it’s so scary to feel like someone or something is watching you. I think Slenderman The Arrival succeeds in doing that. At the same time I think the gameplay and story could be more interesting.
  5. 50
    Slender: The Arrival exudes excellent atmosphere and genuine dread, but recycled and repetitive gameplay deeply hampers a potentially enjoyable horror experience.
  6. Mar 23, 2015
    50
    Small in both scope and budget, Slender: The Arrival is little more than a rest stop on the way to something bigger and better.
  7. May 26, 2015
    49
    Slender: The Arrival is more frustrating than scary. The atmospheric locations are wasted in this boring survival-horror game where players do little more than search around for numbered items. The game goes a long way to flesh out the story and mythology, but it never makes a convincing argument for why Slender deserves to be a franchise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 1, 2018
    8
    It can be slow at times, but otherwise a great horror experience. It also has a few bugs, but it's possibly the best Slender game out there.
  2. Nov 6, 2015
    6
    If you want to get creeped out -- this game does it well. It knows exactly what it is, and it's an ACTUALLY scary Slender game. One thing thisIf you want to get creeped out -- this game does it well. It knows exactly what it is, and it's an ACTUALLY scary Slender game. One thing this game isn't very good at -- is being a game. You very often feel cheated by the game's broken mechanics (such as the proxy), and the story itself isn't at all deep or compelling at all. In order to truly capture the entire experience, you would need to collect all the collectibles at the beginning of every level before running through, but that's it. There really doesn't feel enough in this game to make you stay. This is not Outlast, this is Slender which wants to be Outlast. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2017
    5
    El juego la verdad no es la gran cosa
    la historia tampoco, si tengo algo que destacar del juego es los easter eggs que tiene, que la verdad
    El juego la verdad no es la gran cosa
    la historia tampoco, si tengo algo que destacar del juego es los easter eggs que tiene, que la verdad estan bien dificiles de encontrar. no es el juego que se merece el personaje.
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  4. Jun 3, 2015
    5
    I will give credit where credit is due. Slender: The Arrival is creepy as heck, with intense atmosphere. At least until the novelty wears off.I will give credit where credit is due. Slender: The Arrival is creepy as heck, with intense atmosphere. At least until the novelty wears off.

    First impressions are great here and the game does live up to the hype, however it doesn't take long to realize that it is a novelty likely made with the lets-play community in mind. That's the problem with jump scares: cool the first time, but tedious upon repetition.

    S:A visuals are decent, but as it is set mostly in darkness (for obvious reasons) it really dilutes the experience is it is clear that each environment has had allot of effort into them.

    Sound is where this game dominates. Every crack and creak is ominous. The "music" adding a real sense of dread and intensity. If not for the sound design I likely would have hated this game.

    Overall:
    Slender: The Arrival is nice at first, but once you've experienced it once, you've more or less experienced most of what it has to offer. A decent title to buy for quick scare, but not one if you want the full game experience.
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