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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 28, 2019
    75
    A title with great potential that is somewhat wasted due to lack of variety. However, it surprises with a good experience of terror thanks to its extraordinary atmosphere.
  2. Jun 28, 2019
    60
    Slender: The Arrival did manage to perform well on the switch and of course give me some truly great scares but let’s be honest. The Repetitive mechanics do start to take away from the scares and morph into frustration.
  3. Jul 1, 2019
    50
    I had a decent enough time with Slender: The Arrival, but only really for the first half of the game. The second half treads heavily on the toes of repetition and makes it become rather mundane to get through. When the full length of the game is only two hours and the second of those hours relies too heavily on the same, predictable scare tactics of the first hour, there is something wrong. Initially, those scare tactics work wonders and you will find it terrifying, but it simply does not last. If you’re a horror fan and are desperate for a quick, budget-priced game to tide you over, then you can definitely do worse, just don’t expect too much out of it.
  4. Jul 4, 2019
    50
    Slender: The Arrival makes its Nintendo Switch debut six years after the original release and the result is a mixed bag: its sound atmosphere is still as breathtaking as it was and does an excellent job at keeping players on their toes; visually speaking, the game is showing its age. Overall the game's short lifespan, repetitiveness and generic plot mean this experience is rather average and doesn't fully stand out.
  5. Jun 21, 2019
    40
    Slender: The Arrival is far from the greatest horror game on Nintendo Switch. With the likes of Outlast 2, Layers of Fear, and Resident Evil to compete against, this bland and bare horror title shows its true colours separated from the hype of 2013. Unlike the mystical powers of the Slenderman, there’s nothing compelling here in the slightest, unless you like looking at poorly rendered forestry.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 23, 2020
    10
    This is like a story of Slender with more variety places to walk around, new missions & plenty of scary moments.
  2. Jul 9, 2019
    5
    Is Slender: The Arrival everything I personally wanted it to be? Sadly no, it isn't but that doesn't necessarily make it bad. The story is aIs Slender: The Arrival everything I personally wanted it to be? Sadly no, it isn't but that doesn't necessarily make it bad. The story is a strange one and I'm still not too sure I understand any reasoning behind what happened but it definitely got my heart racing at times, especially at the start of the game when everything was new and fresh, it just could have been so much more! Expand