The Stanley Parable – Endings Guide & Walkthrough
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Ending 1 – Freedom
Welcome to the Stanley Parable! In this video construct, you (the player) will play the part of Stanley (the not player). You (as Stanley, not yourself) will be guided by a mysterious narrator and his dulcet tones, and it will be up to you (Stanley, or yourself, or both?!) to decide if you’ll follow the instructions given, or if you’ll wander off the beaten path.
In gameplay terms, you’ll often reach a point of divergence in which you’re given an option. Different options will lead to a different ending! New endings are cool, so you’ll want to do different things! It’s a game!
This is your first convergence point. To get this specific ending you’ll need to follow the narrator’s instructions, to the letter.
Which means take the left door. Proving that you’re totally okay with following orders in the videodrome and that you have no interest in rocking the boat, keep traveling the preordained path. Be sure to stop and relax at the scenic broom closet for some amusing dialog!
Another Choice! Well, you want freedom, right? So go up the stairs. And fast! Or slow. Just be sure to GO UP THE STAIRS if you want to be free!
You made it to the boss’ office! To continue, you’ll need to use the secret code on the keypad behind the desk. The code you should never know. 2845.
Here’s a toughie. Walk forward to the Ominously named Mind Control Facility, or run to freedom’s loving bosom. Thankfully, if you want the normal ending, you have no choice and therefore Forward is the correct (possibly ironic?) option.
Here it is! The final Choice! Hit the OFF switch to finally free yourself of this madness.
And here, at the end of all things, Stanley has broken the tether that controls him. So do what the narrator says and step forward! You even get an achievement! Now shut the game down and feel content in your accomplishment.