Slender: The Arrival
Experience the fear all over again. The Arrival features true survival horror gameplay; forcing players to explore human emotions in an unsettling, haunting world. This is a game about survival - use your instincts to get out alive.
Great tense atmosphere.
A really scary experience.
Great music and sound.
Short and sweet runtime.
Unfair difficulty spikes.
Some occasional sound glitching.
Can be difficult to advance.
By PCWorld on August 16, 2013
This leaves Slender: The Arrival in a lonely place. It's better than the original, but it lacks that title's simplicity and focus, not to mention its free price. The extras help liven up the action, but not so much that the game is transformed into a new experience. Slender fans will enjoy what is certainly the most polished game devoted to the mythos to date...60
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on August 16, 2013
Slender: The Arrival is reasonably scary horror gaming at a questionable price...60
By PCGamer on June 18, 2013
It’s all about your first playthrough, and it’s just about cheap enough to justify that scare. Suspend your disbelief and flick off the lights and you’ll find a horror game that’s light on game, but tall on tension.65
By EuroGamer on May 02, 2013
But it masterfully uses these tricks to tap into honest truths: a fear of the dark that lurks somewhere in every person, the terror of being pursued and the horror of being caught.80
By IGN on April 19, 2013
Slender delivers some legitimate scares, but ultimately crumbles under its own weight.65
By GameFront on April 19, 2013
Expanding on the ideas first presented in Slender: The Eight Pages, The Arrival adds story and even more scares, but fails to diversify gameplay.75
By OrdinaryGamer UK on April 19, 2013
This game terrifies me more than Amnesia.-
By DustyCartridge on April 16, 2013
To be fair, The Arrival, much like its predecessor Slender: The Eight Pages is initially very, very frightening. The game managed to terrify the bejeezus out of me during my initial playthrough because of the game’s effective minimalist design, which emphasized on creating an atmosphere of uneasiness and terror through sound effects and the antagonist’s unpredictable movements.65
By GameTrailers on April 15, 2013
There are a handful of stand-out moments, though, and those who played and enjoyed Eight Pages will certainly find this expanded vision an improved and more complete experience. But if you aren’t willing to endure repetition and a few immersion-breaking flaws, you’d best save your fright for another night.61
By DigitalSpy on April 11, 2013
The Arrival is worth experiencing if you're craving some really good scares. As a game, it falls a little flat with its repetitive nature and short length, but play it with the lights dimmed and you will have some memorable moments by the end.60