The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Reviews

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
88 / 100
Apr 27, 2022

A delightful update that fills the original game with even more humorous and thoughtful rabbit holes to get lost in.

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Tom Marks
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2022

The Stanley Parable still holds up a decade later, and the Ultra Deluxe version essentially adds a whole new game's worth of additional content to stumble upon.

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Unscored
May 20, 2022

In conclusion, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is a game that can, and should, be played.

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8 / 10
Apr 27, 2022

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe follows up the original 2013's strong narrative theme with an intriguing brand-new one.

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10 / 10.0
May 7, 2022

10s aren't perfect, since nothing is, but they come as close as you could get in a given genre. The new leader to beat in its sector, we're talking pure ecstasy.

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5 / 5 stars
Apr 29, 2022

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe expertly expands the original critically acclaimed narrative adventure with hours of brilliantly written new content and a lot more of Kevan Brighting's incredible narration. Even if you played the original, you shouldn't miss this updated version.

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10 / 10.0
May 2, 2022

Thinking of The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe as just a remaster or a sequel to the original would be doing it an immense disservice. Yes, it's The Stanley Parable with more content and on new platforms. But it's also much more than that: it's a criticism of the industry's overreliance on DLCs and sequel, it's a tale that makes us reflect on what videogames are and should be, and it's a powerful window on Davey Wreden's evolution since the original. Unmissable.

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90 / 100
Apr 30, 2022

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an essential title. Not only does it refine a classic, but it also expands on it. In its cheeky knowing manner, it celebrates and mocks the very ideology of the re-release. With plenty of laughs throughout, the zany game beckons you to explore and rewards you with nuggets of gold at each point. Strange and alluring, the secrets within will surprise and delight you, keeping you hooked on the loop. Incredibly, Crows Crows Crows have managed to create an outstanding package that is attractive to both first time and returning players, making this a truly Ultra Deluxe iteration of the game.

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9 / 10
Apr 27, 2022

Visually it's definitely an improvement, although it's behind the curve by modern standards. It makes up for that by doubling the size of the game with all-new content, alterations to existing endings, and more that fans will adore. If you've played The Stanley Parable before, Ultra Deluxe gives you lots of reasons to revisit the experience. If this'll be your first time, well, lucky you. Once the element of surprise is gone, there's little reason to return — but while it lasts, this is easily among gaming's most unique and memorable journeys.

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9 / 10
Apr 27, 2022

"NINE OUT OF TEN," Alex bellowed as he wrote. "A thoroughly enjoyable expansion of an already classic game treated with love, care, and most importantly a meta awareness that pays tribute to everything that made The Stanley Parable so beloved. It may leave a small few questioning more than they'd like, but we wouldn't want it any other way."Alex wondered if this small sound bite could be considered a complete review, but he was certain that if he needed to, he could find a way to pad things out.

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10 / 10
May 6, 2022

The Stanly Parable may seem so simple and straightforward at the first glance, but every time you beat the game and start over from Stanly's office, things can change so drastically that you can't even believe it, making The Stanly Parable a benchmark when it comes to story telling and how decision making affects gameplay.

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9 / 10.0
May 5, 2022

The Stanley Parable is an extremely worthwhile video game and, I would argue, one of the finest examples of meta-humor (as well as humor in general) in the medium. Just don't read too much before you play it.

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8 / 10.0
May 3, 2022

Although it's short-lived, I had some good fun with The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. Its sheer absurdity had me laughing out loud on a few occasions but I also wish there was more to it such as additional gameplay elements other than simply walking through doors.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 11, 2022

In 2013, The Stanley Parable was one of my obsessions. The game surprised me a lot with its storytelling and the gameplay remained in my mind for years. Today, in 2022, I believe the same will happen with The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. Though the impact was lesser than it was almost a decade ago, I noticed the text quality in the game and its design innovation did not lose [their brilliance] over time. As I walked again through these paths I had already gone through, The jokes still worked and the serious moments still hit me [like before]. The extra content, though not so incorporated into the original game's design, works as another title, with surprises in every one of its various minutes. Not knowing what will happen next time the game starts has never been so fun. In the end, it's worth playing Stanley's parable. Or to let yourself be played by it.

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9.5 / 10.0
May 16, 2022

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Edition (Multi) is the kind of game that's simple and easy to play, but complex and tough to review, thanks to its unique concept of game design and the originality and humor-driven insight of its interpretation and evaluation of videogame narrative. However, it's also the kind of game that can be fun and interesting for any kind of player who likes interactive fiction or those who study [the] videogame narrative [possibilities].

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90 / 100
May 16, 2022

The Stanley Parable: Ultra deluxe is a new version of the 2013 classic that adds a good number of novelties, decisions and alternative endings. If you've never played the original game, it's time to give this new installment a chance and find out what makes it so great.

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9 / 10.0
May 12, 2022

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe not only recaptures the magic of almost a decade ago, as it features new and more sophisticated tricks that left us imprisoned to the screen. The original content shows its' age, but the new content is very fresh and beautifully complements Stanley's misadventures. If you never played the original, prepare to laugh, cry, be scared and reflect on everything and everyone. If you know this game since its original release, get ready to do it all again. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is a mandatory experience for any gamer, and this new release made us remember which it's such an acclaimed indie title.

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10 / 10.0
May 7, 2022

The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe is an essay on players and our wrong habits. On the uselessness of reviews, expecially when they cannot talk about game content because of NDAs and readers spoilerphobia.

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85%
May 6, 2022

This is a review for a game named The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe. This review was written with only one purpose in mind – convince the readers that The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe is a game worth playing. Do you want to know more? Read at your own peril.

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9 / 10.0
May 8, 2022

If this game is a series of choices, each leading to more choices, leading to different ends only to begin again, then you only need to make one choice to begin. And that’s to choose to play it.

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