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Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

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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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The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Trailer - The Game Awards 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 23, 2022
    100
    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
    100
    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
    100
    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
    90
    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
    90
    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
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Edge Magazine
    May 19, 2022
    80
    Most importantly, the old jokes are still funny. [Issue#372, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. May 16, 2022
    10
    A masterpiece. Perfect sequel to the first game. Funny, artistic, and brilliant engineering 10/10.
  2. Apr 29, 2022
    10
    i like the bucket. good bucket. mm. bucket. so calming. so tranquil. you musn't go now. give me the bucket.
  3. May 19, 2022
    10
    10/10 Game that wants you begging for more, and there's always more. so many ending so many different pieces of dialogue just as you think10/10 Game that wants you begging for more, and there's always more. so many ending so many different pieces of dialogue just as you think you've done everything it throws something new at you making you want to do it even more. Expand
  4. May 10, 2022
    10
    True beauty never fades, you just need to be reminded of it every once in a while.
  5. May 1, 2022
    10
    As someone who absolutely adored the original, this game is literally that, but even more. What's not to love? Not only did they remake theAs someone who absolutely adored the original, this game is literally that, but even more. What's not to love? Not only did they remake the entire game in Unity, but expanded with new endings that still carried the brilliant commentary on video games the original had (if more explicit now with a couple). Every step I took into the new content I was surprised by the game by how much more it does than I expected. While most of the old endings remain the same, I am happy that way, and it really shows how faithful and passionate they were, and yet still dedicated to not disappoint the player, providing delight and awe. A must-play if you have not played the Stanley Parable before, but an even more must-play if you already have. Expand
  6. dfq
    Apr 28, 2022
    9
    [TLDR: It‘s a really interesting and satisfying experience. There is stuff that repeats intentionally. You‘ll have about 5-10 hours of very[TLDR: It‘s a really interesting and satisfying experience. There is stuff that repeats intentionally. You‘ll have about 5-10 hours of very enjoyable playtime if you don‘t care about 100%. If you try to 100% this game without a guide/walkthrough expect a lot of repetition with trial and error after 3-4 hours playtime. It‘s very much worth it though. I highly recommend this game!]

    I‘ve put 15 hours into this game (didn‘t play the original game before) to do pretty much everything there is to do, yet other people seem to only have needed around 7-8 hours to manage 100% completion.

    This means after the first 3-4 hours into the game you‘ll probably run around trying to reach new places and interact with everything that seems even remotely plausible which is fun, but can get tedious, because you could end up with a lot of repetition.

    But that‘s the price of discovering things for yourself without a guide I guess. I was incredibly happy every time I discovered something new and it was such an amazing, interesting and satisfying experience overall.

    In hindsight I would suggest to play the first 4-5 hours without a guide and then look for hints online.

    I definitely recommend everyone to play this game!
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  7. May 11, 2022
    0
    Man that was fking bullshat. the narrator just keeps blabbering for the sake of blabbering with no direction, intent or wit. I gained nothingMan that was fking bullshat. the narrator just keeps blabbering for the sake of blabbering with no direction, intent or wit. I gained nothing playing the sequel, and will not recommend it. just play the original. Expand

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