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Slender: The Arrival is the fully-realized, commercial version of Slender: The Eight Pages. It is developed by Blue Isle Studios, in association with Parsec Productions. A 10 year anniversary update/remake being made in Unreal Engine 5.2 was announced by Blue Isle Studios on July 27th and was released on October 18th, 2023.[1]

The game's main storyline was written by the cast of MarbleHornets.


The game was released on March 26, 2013 at midnight.

The game was later published to Steam on October 28, 2013 containing an extended prologue and a brand new ending.

Slender: The Arrival was released to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade on September 23 and 24, 2014 respectively, with 2 new levels from the perspective of two past victims. One of these levels was shown on the E3 show floor providing additional information on the story. These levels are available on the PC and Steam versions of this game for free. The game was ported onto Nintendo Switch on May 29th, 2019.

The ESRB (U.S) rates the game Teen (T) for blood and violence.


"So often are we guided by our devotion, our love, our affection. A bond that pulls us down paths not bargained for. And when you find yourself alone as HE casts out that bedeviling gaze...

How far will it carry you?"

Chapter 1: "Prologue"[]

The game starts out when the main character's (Lauren's) Volvo is parked at the head of Kate's driveway, stopped by a fallen tree. Lauren walks down a path to Kate's home. On the way, Lauren passes another car (perhaps owned by CR, but this is never confirmed). Once making it to Kate's home, Lauren finds that she is not there. She investigates the house to find it very disheveled—furniture is strewn about, windows are open, etc. Lauren also finds many drawings and wall-scratchings hinting at the Slender Man.

In searching, Lauren finds a key which allows her to unlock Kate's bedroom upstairs. Inside, she sees walls textured entirely with drawings and scratchings of Kate's, hinting that the way to safety involves reaching a radio tower visible in the distance. On Kate's desk is a paper with writing. After picking up this paper, Lauren hears a long, drawn-out scream coming from the woods behind Kate's house. Lauren goes to investigate, and finds three generators along the way. A burning presence presses down on her, as if she isn't completely alone.

Lauren finds a burnt house near the end of her trip, black and lifeless. Investigation discovers Charles Matheson Jr. standing in a single corner. He is decayed and starved of all recognizable features. As she goes to see who she is dealing with, the camera flickers several images and then the figure is gone. When at last she arrives at the entrance to Oakside Park, she enters the area and the level transitions.

In the Steam Update, there's a book with sketches, and then there's a door. When you enter the door, the screen goes black, and 'Slender: The Arrival' logo appears, and then the game proceeds to the Eight Pages.

Chapter 2: "The Eight Pages"[]

Stepping out of the small building, Lauren explores Oakside Park looking for Kate, whom she believes to be the source of the scream she heard at the end of the previous chapter. Along the way, she collects eight of the pieces of paper with Kate's mad scribblings on them, and is harassed by the Slender Man. After collecting the 8th page, the Slender Man attempts to grab her, but she breaks free and dashes off through the forest in a blind panic.

This level serves as an enhanced remake of the original Slender: The Eight Pages.

Chapter 3: "Into The Abyss"[]

Lauren awakes in a field in Oakside Park, near the Kullman Mining facility. As she explores the closed valley, she finds that she must enter a dark tunnel into a mountain that, as is alluded to in a collectible newspaper article, was created by Kullman Mining Co. after purchasing mineral rights from the owners of Oakside Park. As she enters, Lauren sees a sign that instructs that in the event of a power outage, six generators must be activated in order to power the emergency lift and escape. As she powers the generators, she realizes that she is being chased by the Chaser, a terrifying figure in a white hoodie with a mask (who is later revealed to be Kate as a proxy). During this, she is also harassed by the Slender Man. As all six generators are activated, Lauren activates the lift and is risen to the top of the shaft, thus transitioning to Chapter 4.

In the Hardcore mode, Lauren must collect all gas canisters before activating the generators. The gas canisters can not appear in any of the small rooms.

Chapter 4: "Flashback"[]

After making her way out of the mine, Lauren is allowed again to briefly explore the beautiful landscape as she collects evidence relating to Kate. As she traverses, she finds a teddy bear on the side of the trail and in the remake version, she also finds a staff building with a notebook from Charles inside of it. She then progresses through a small cave and finds a small building, inside which there is a TV with two tapes on the table next to it.

As of version 2.0, the videotape section of this chapter has been made a separate chapter named Escape. The chapter Flashback is used as a transition to chapters Homestead and Escape.

Chapter 5: "Memories"[]

This chapter can be accessed by finding the stuffed teddy bear in the woods in Chapter 4.

This chapter follows Charlie, while playing on the beach with his family having a picnic, spots a trail of toy trains that lead him to the woods. His parents eventually start calling for him after Charlie grabs the last piece of the toy train. Charlie realizes that something is stalking him and begins to look for a way out, only to find a dead end and be captured by Slender Man, while screaming for help.

Chapter 6: "Escape"[]

One of the tapes shows footage of a girl scribbling on a sheet of paper. The video is of Kate, now controlled by the player, who has to secure her home from the Slender Man. Kate goes around her home, shutting all the doors that lead outside and locking all the windows. During this process, she either sees the Slender Man inside her house, or successfully locks her house, but both ways lead Kate to try and hide in her room . Once in her room, she is confronted by the Slender Man, which causes her to crash out of her bedroom window, ending the chapter and the video recording simultaneously.

This chapter is accessed in Chapter 4, along with the tape for "Homestead".

Chapter 7: "Homestead"[]

This level allows the player to take control of Carl Ross while he's doing his research about Charlie's disappearance. While investigating the Matheson Farmstead, CR has to find a gas canister in a cellar in order to power up a generator. After powering up the generator, CR goes through a silo to get a key in order to open up the gate to the family cemetery. While finding the key, CR discovers evidence that the Mathesons have been watched by Slender Man for generations. After finding the key, CR is chased through the wheat field by Charlie, now turned into a Proxy. Once inside the cemetery, CR gets locked in the cemetery church. CR finds toys on the ground, and once taking them, which provokes Charlie, CR runs out of the church into Matheson house. Once CR exits the attic, CR is once again chased by Charlie, and escapes the house, but in the process, he drops the camera he was recording with. After running away, the camera is then snatched up, presumably by Slenderman, which ends the chapter.

This chapter is accessed in Chapter 4, along with the tape for "Escape".

Chapter 8: "The Arrival"[]

After the flashback ends, Lauren makes her way up the mountain and through a cave, where she realizes the surrounding forest has been set on fire. She charges toward the radio tower that she thinks will save her from the Slender Man. Along the way she dodges flames, falling trees, and a very aggressive Slender Man. As she enters the tower, the door slams shut. A loud pounding is heard, presumably the Slender Man having just been locked out behind her and trying to get in. Ahead lies a locked door, where a key must be found to unlock it. After finding it, footsteps can be heard and Lauren is forced to proceed to a dead-end hallway. The leading door slams behind her and as she reads the writing etched on the wall, she realizes that Kate is going to be the one to kill her—that the voice of her only real friend has told her to do it (it is presumed that this friend is the Slender Man, who has warped her mind and driven her insane).
Slender Man angry

An enraged Slender Man

Lauren walks to the end of the hall where the charred corpse of a man, presumed to be CR, is lying next to a video camera. As Lauren plays the audio on the camera, she hears CR trying to convince Kate to do something, most likely commit suicide with him, as evidenced by note No. 13 and the fridge note from 'Prologue'. Kate screams that she can't, and runs away. CR then says sorry to someone, and starts screaming. After a while, a woman, presumably Kate, starts laughing. The audio ends suddenly. The fire near the door where Lauren entered is blown out, and the door can be heard opening and  footsteps are heard. The camera, near dead, begins to flash of incoherent shapes and loud noises while the decaying figure is Charles Matheson Jr. closes in on Lauren.

Waking up in a basement, Lauren finds herself with an almost dead camera battery. A quick inspection of the room, gives her a close look at Charlie, who is guarding the stairs that lead up to the rest of the mysterious setting. Attempting to rush up the stairs will be obviously hindered. Exploration instincts kick in and Lauren finds a nearly burnt notebook and one last printed email from CR. She looks again and Charlie is gone, allowing access to the upper floor. She finds, however, she is back in the burnt house from the prologue, replaced by the crying of Kate. Navigating the hallways, Lauren comes face to face with his friend, and a single attempt to get any closer results in her ultimate demise as a sudden switch from Kate turns into The Chaser in a single instant. And before long, the camera is shown the view of Lauren's legs vanishing slowly from view as her body is dragged away. And then nothing as the game ends and the credits roll.

Chapter 9: "Genesis"[]

Chapter 9 (introduced as Chapter 6 in v.1.3) takes place before "Escape", during when CR and Kate went into the woods together but got separated. In it, Kate is wandering around a park after escaping Slender Man, when she finds a page with disturbing images and text on it. Slender Man begins to stalk her. When Kate finds all of the Eight pages scattered around the park, Slender Man catches up to her. However, rather than abducting her, he simply says, "I have plans for you, Kate."

This level serves as an unaltered remake of Slender: The Eight Pages, and serves as the driving sequence towards Arrival.

Secret Chapter: "Haunted"[]

A secret level is playable by collecting a missing child poster 3 times during the course of the game, the name of the child being Charles Matheson Jr. The secret level is a series of distorted rooms in which Lauren is trying to go to another room but instead gets teleported to another room. When Lauren enters a room where the door is locked, she will eventually get captured by the Slender Man and a voice will call out and say, "he likes you" and wants to, "play with you".

You are then taken back to the main menu, if the player attempts to continue by checking the option stage selection, all the stages are replaced with the missing child poster you have seen before. You are in front of the house where there are a series of distortion all around the environment and the graphics are slightly low. In this stage you simply wander around the house, where at some point, the screen will cut to black and you are "found".

After that, the player is placed outside, immobile and unable to move due to being set on fire. Slender Man will then teleport closer and closer to the player until the game cuts to black with the image of the missing child poster combined with Slender Man. The final thing that comes up after it is the voice stating, "You are dead", and then the game ends. When you return to the main menu, the only options available are "Start Game" and "Exit".

Choosing "Start Game" leads the player to a scene where Lauren seems to be looking up at the sky.  The screen cuts to black once again and the missing child poster combined with Slender Man appears like it did before at the end of the secret level. If the player exits the game, however, the five stages will return back to normal and will no longer have the missing child poster. 

Throughout the level, pressing the Esc button will cause the screen to warp as though Slender Man was nearby, even in the menu.

Attempting to exit the game by going back to the main menu during the Secret Level and clicking "Exit" will not work, and instead results in a message appearing that reads "Don't leave me".

Extended Chapter: "Nightmare"[]

Nightmare is a extended chapter introduced in the remake version of Slender: The Arrival. This chapter can be accessed by finding a staff building with a notebook from Charles Matheson in Chapter 4.

The chapter contains Charles Matheson drawing symbols in a notebook and seeing his son Charlie outside a window. He goes to stand up but Slender Man appears and Charles wakes up in a nightmareish hospital. He goes around the hospital looking for a way out, encountering his son in a vent chasing him, a body bag floating and doors slamming. Finally he makes it to the front doors of the hospital but a alarm system sounds and breaks the door leading out. Near the front doors, a elevator breaks and allows him to go down it to the basement. Charles encounters a thing submerged in the water in the flooded basement that chases him. He turns off the alarm system in the basement for the front doors which fixes them. He makes his way to the roof, and using a vent, makes his way back to the front doors. He exits the hospital and encounters his son who, after jumpscaring him, becomes surrounded by a group of Slendermen. He wakes up in the hospital once again, but with burning words on the walls, telling him to "End This", "Purify", "Save Your Son", and "Cleanse With Fire". The hospital sets on fire, and Charles wakes up to his house burning, with Slender Mans shadow creeping up on him as he dies.


  • Lauren - The game's protagonist and main, playable character. She is visiting Kate, who recently lost her mother and is selling her house, when she discovers that Kate was attacked the night before, and subsequently sets out to find her. After investigating clues and gather evidence of the prior events, she eventually reaches a radio tower, where she gets taken by Charlie Matheson Jr. to the Matheson house. At the Matheson house, she comes across The Chaser in which The Chaser attacks her, revealing to be Kate. Her fate is unresolved, although presumably dead. In the Hardcore mode before being made unobtainable, Lauren presumably jumps off the radio tower and her fate is still unresolved.

  • Kate Millens-Hayes/The Chaser - Friend of Lauren, she is a secondary antagonist for most of the game, but also the playable protagonist for "Escape" and "Genesis". Kate's mother recently died, and she is contemplating selling her house, which is why Lauren is coming to visit. Prior to the events of the game, she was having visions of the Slender Man, something she shared with her friend, CR. The night before (presumably) the events of the game, she was attacked in her home by the Slender Man, but managed to escape, as revealed in "Escape". After escaping, she was hunted by Slender Man, became insane, and now is subsequently turned into proxy. She was The Chaser in Chapter 3 who chased Lauren and was served as a antagonist in that chapter. During chapter 1 a letter can be found where CR revealed his feelings for her. This may attribute to her not answering him as he mentions in later letters.

  • Slender Man: The spectral and faceless main antagonist of the game. Facing him causes the camera to glitch and distort, intensifying as the player gets closer. In the game, it is also shown that it can turn its victims into "proxies", or assistants of sorts.

  • Carl Ross - Friend of Kate, he is a side character for most of the game, but is the playable protagonist in "Homestead". He investigated Charlie Matheson Jr.'s disappearance at the Matheson farmstead before being stalked by Slender Man and Charlie. "Homestead" shows CR's attempt to figure out what happened to Charlie Jr. CR also shared visions of the Slender Man with Kate. Together, they tried escaping the Slender Man, but by then Kate had been taken over and CR died by trying to burn himself and Kate alive, which was seen at the end of the game when Lauren enters the radio tower. A letter sent to Kate reveals his name as Carl Ross as well his feelings for her.

  • Charlie Matheson Jr. - A missing boy who ran away from his parents. Implied to have encountered the Slender Man in the backstory. With the release of the new secret level, some players assume that he is the Slender Man, though there is little to support this. Others say he is CR, but, there is also little evidence to back this up. In the Steam update, he is introduced in person as a decaying proxy appearing briefly in the Prologue and kidnapping Lauren in The Arrival. With the new introduced chapter "Homestead", it is made clear that Charlie is not CR nor Slender Man.

  • Charles Matheson Sr. - The father of Charlie Matheson Jr., he is a side character for most of the game, but is the playable protagonist in "Nightmare".
  • Easter Eggs[]

    Easter Egg #1[]

    In the PC Version of Slender: The Arrival, if you go to the Dev Console and repeatedly put in the code "iamallama":

    1. No you aren't.
    2. No you aren't, stop lying.
    3. Clearly you aren't you're typing 'iamallama' and that requires fingers.
    4. I'm going to make Slender's AI harder, just to spite you.
    5. Okay, maybe I won't this time, but next patch I definitely will.
    6. I'm going to laugh up here from the console the next time you die.
    7. I've had enough of this, good luck trying to enter your precious cheat codes.

    The game will then disable cheat mode and respond to any further attempts to use it by taunting the player with: "Haha... Who's a llama now?"


    • Original Ending: During initial development, there was an ending that had the player race up a snow-capped mountain in order to reach the Radio Tower. This ending is now unobtainable as it was later replaced by the forest fire scene in the full release and the updates that followed.[1]
    • First Ending: Lauren sees images of presumably Charlie Matheson Jr. or proxified Kate in some sort of web approaching her, and is approached by an unknown aggressive entity (possibly the Slender Man or Charlie). The camera's battery then dies. This ending is now unobtainable.
    • Hardcore Ending: Lauren sees the image of presumably Charlie Matheson Jr. or proxified Kate in some sort of web coming closer to her, then falls off the radio tower (the film of her going to the top may have been destroyed by Sigma Radiation). The film then cuts to the camera lying on it's side, and static flickers for a second before the battery dies. Whether or not Lauren survived the fall is never shown. This ending is now unobtainable.
    • Updated Ending: After listening to the recording, Charlie (now a decaying proxy) knocks Lauren out and locks her in the basement of Charlie's burnt house. If the player moves around, Charlie watches your every move, moving it's head in your direction, watching you. After collecting a book from a cell, Charlie disappears and the sounds of Kate crying is heard, Lauren makes her way up the stairs to come face to face with Kate, unproxified, unmasked, and unhooded. Lauren starts moving towards her to comfort her, only for Kate to turn back into The Chaser and attacks Lauren. By the end of the conflict, someone's legs are being dragged upon the floor, most likely a deceased Lauren. this is the only ending available in version 2.0.


    The majority of the game takes place in abandoned areas (house, defunct mine, etc.), each with different objectives. Slender: The Arrival uses similar mechanics to its predecessor, The Eight Pages. The character is armed only with a flashlight. This limited defense forces a sense of helplessness, as the best way to survive in the game is to run whenever in danger. The Slender Man's behavior changes slightly between levels.

    In the first level, the Slender Man can be seen outside the window, and after going through the gate outside he can be seen on the top of hills well away from the player. In level two, he most often teleports off-screen or just out of the character's line of sight, but is capable of appearing directly in front of the player. It is observed that his motion centers around following the player, but consists largely of jumping from place to place, the inconvenience of which is increased as each of the eight pages are collected. His behavior is much the same as this in level four, except more active. In level three, he pursues much less aggressively, though is capable of teleporting directly in front of the player. In this level, the main antagonist is a girl who chases the player (most often following her path directly, but has been seen teleporting. It is unknown whether this is a glitch or an in-game mechanic). The only way of subduing her is by focusing the flashlight (on its second setting) on her.

    While looking at the Slender Man, the camera succumbs to electronic distortions such as static, blurring, color spots, audio distortion, etc., which obstructs the player's vision unless facing away, and far enough from it. The player cannot pause while this occurs, to prevent them taking a break due to being frightened. When caught, the game over screen is also different; while in Slender: The Eight Pages, the player saw a white static background with Slender Man's faceless head, the one for Slender: The Arrival is black, with an overhead-lit and color-distorted hue and less static. There are also new choices in difficulty (which must first be unlocked by completing the game once) being easy, normal, and hardcore. The differences being that hardcore allows the flashlight to run out, enemies are more aggressive and the player's stamina runs out quickly. Easy has infinite flashlight, a great deal of stamina, and the enemies are not very aggressive.


    The Beta version is the second chapter of the full game, The Eight Pages (Not to be confused with the original game of a similar name) The original pages appear in this level.

    There are some notable differences between this map and the original map from The Eight Pages, most notably being the terrain and the layout of the paths. Landmarks such as The Bathroom, The Cross Wall, The Tunnel and The Silo have been removed and replaced with landmarks that look more natural for the setting.

    Just like The Eight Pages, the notes are placed in 8 of the 10 following locations...

    • Water Tower
    • The Information Center
    • Tree with canoe
    • The Watch Tower
    • Industrial Area
    • Humvee
    • Abandoned Car
    • Portable Toilet
    • The Tent
    • Map/Notice Board (displaying a sketch of the Slender Man)

    There is also a secret building outside the boundaries of the map that might have been intended as the original replacement for the silo.

    Once you have located all eight pages, the intense music and sound will fade into silence. After this you are allowed to walk around for 10 seconds before Slender Man teleports directly behind you, forcing you to turn around and die, rather than startling you and causing you to run away like in the full version.

    Purchase options[]

    • The game is currently available for the mac and the game, without added extras, costs $10.
    • For $15, you get the game and it's soundtrack.
    • For $20, you get the game, the game's soundtrack, and 5 downloadable high resolution paintings from the game.
    • The above options have been removed for the time being in replacement with the Windows-only Steam version available for the previous price of $10, or for people who owned the game before the Steam release, they can use their codes that got when they earned the Beta/Full game. Just remove the dashes when redeeming your free Steam version. A Mac version will come soon.
    • Xbox 360 players can get this game off the marketplace for 5$.


    Slender: The Arrival received mixed to positive reviews, with critics praising its soundtrack, tense atmosphere and scares, but also criticizing its shorter than expected campaign length and repetitive gameplay.

    Aggregating review website Metacritic gave the Xbox 360 version 61/100 based on 5 reviews, the Microsoft Windows version 65/100 based on 30 reviews, the PlayStation 4 version 60/100 based on 8 reviews, the Xbox One version 59/100 based on 6 reviews, and the PlayStation 3 version 48/100 based on 4 reviews.

    In a positive review, The Escapist said "you may have mixed feelings about its brevity and the repetitive mechanics, but it's certainly a well-built game that, above all, is scary to play" and gave the game a score of 4.5 stars out of 5.

    VVGtv gave the game a score of 8.8/10, praising the game's graphics, sound, gameplay (with the exception of a few elements) and mystery element, while criticising the short story, adding that "if you played The Eight Pages and are looking for the next scare to really get your adrenaline pumping and to get you to yell like you did when you first saw Slenderman right behind you, this game will not disappoint".

    GameSpot gave the game a score of 8.5/10, calling it "one of the most terrifying games in recent memory".

    In a negative review, VideoGamer said The Arrival is a "frustrating game, not just because it can be occasionally unfair but because these guys clearly have no idea how to promote fear. Running around playing kiss chase with a trans-dimensional being doesn't really cut it." and gave it a score of 4/10.

    The Metro also criticized the lack of varied gameplay, stating, "the first game had little real gameplay and this sequel does nothing to expand things, just repeat the experience often enough to rob it of its power." and gave it a score of 6/10.


    Wins: 0

    Nominations: 3


    iHorror Award

    Best Horror Video Game

    Mark J. Hadley 


    IndieDB Award

    2013 Indie of the Year - Adventure

    Slender: The Arrival


    Bloody Disgusting

    2013 FEAR Awards - Best Horror Game

    Slender: The Arrival


    • The game over screen is different than Eight Pages. On that game, it features a close-up face of Slender Man but the static is grey and he faces at a 90 degrees angle while in this game, it has less static and is more detailed (looks like appearing in real life or 3D).
      • There is also another variant of the said screen in which it does not only involve the Slender Man. It displays the close-up of Charlie as seen in Homestead and The Arrival when he enters the radio tower, but before reaching the burned corpse of CR. On the first mentioned level, it appears when he chases the player at the cornfield, chapel, and house after they exit the chapel. On the last level, even though Charlie is not in the room, the screen will still kill the player.
      • If the player dies through going out of the map or falling from a great height on Prologue, Flashback, Homestead, and Memories, Slender Man does not appear on a game over screen but instead only a bit of static can be seen. In Homestead, there is an instance that the static does not appear at all making the game over screen simply in black but the static sound is still heard.
      • This does not include Kate, as the only close-up of her is an animation of her attacking the player even if it is the last chance to survive (It depends on the difficulty).
    • Unlike his appearance in The Eight Pages, the Slender Man now has a brand new, much more detailed model.
    • The Slender Man model is animated, containing a walking animation, a breathing animation, a head tilt animation, a hunching-over animation, a reach-out-and-grab-you animation (which is usually played with the Slender Man behind the player—only way to actually see it is if you have god mode turned on and you turn around at just the right moment), and tentacle animation. These appear to be able to be played simultaneously.
    • On the in-game HUD (Heads Up Display), the recording timer in the top right corner displays :60 instead of :00 every minute. For example, instead of 16:00 it shows 15:60.
    • Despite the American character and location names, all the generators around the game have (pseudo-) German license plates.
    • The game over screen has changed many times. In the beta version, the options to quit has the "EXIT GAME" in which the game will close and return to the desktop (similar to the earlier versions of The Eight Pages). Later as the game version received updates, the first change is changed to "QUIT" and has different functions is that it returns to the main menu and as of version 2.0, the font for "RETRY?" has a different font and the word "QUIT" was changed to "I GIVE UP" but its function is still the same as "QUIT" on versions before 2.0.
      • This is also the same for the main menu screen. The font for all the options has also changed in version 2.0 and added or rearranged some of them.
      • The game over screen where an option to return to main menu uses the word "QUIT" has a static, while on the latest version (where an option to revert to main menu now uses the words "I GIVE UP") does not have a static at all.
    • Some options in this game are also moving.
      • On the game over screen, the options may either be moving or idle.
    • There are five ways where the player can die and display the game over screen (options to try the level again and return to main menu). These are:
      • Making contact with Slenderman or staring on him for too long.
      • If the player has only one chance left to survive and Kate attacks the player:
        • Versions before 2.0: The screen will proceed to the screen with the options to try the level again and return to main menu where the static appears and it disappears leaving these options on a black background.
        • Version 2.0: Static appears and the screen will cut into black where the options to try the level again and return to main menu will appear.
      • Going out of the map where Slenderman will display a message "Not even a bug in this game will save you from me".
        • If going out of the map in Prologue, Flashback, Homestead, and Memories, however, the same message will appear although the game over screen either only shows a bit of static or simply a black background with static sound (both without Slenderman).
      • Fall from a great height to death. This can be done by repeatedly pressing Pause button while the player is floating in the air and they fall continuously without pressing the said button, and on Into The Abyss if falling from the elevator without going out of the map.
        • A fall SFX can be heard. Once the fall SFX is heard, the screen will cut into black and the Slenderman game over screen (or in Prologue, Flashback, Homestead, and Memories, either a bit of static or simply a black background with static sound (both without Slenderman)) will be shown.
        • If going out of the map and a fall SFX is heard, this counts as falling to death.
        • This is realistic, as in real-life, a person will die if falling from a great height. Same can also occur in this game.
      • Making contact with Charlie in Homestead, and The Arrival after getting the key and before reaching the room with a camera and burned body of Carl Ross (with the latter will make Charlie appear in front of the player in the latest version if a blue image of Charlie appears).
    • You play as a female character named Lauren who is looking for her missing friend, Kate. Chapter 9, however, serves as a prequel to the main story (and a remake of the original The Eight Pages game) and has you playing as Kate. You also play as Kate through most of Chapter 4.
    • Maps are more intricately and professionally detailed, and now have randomized coding for player starting points and landmark placement.
    • It was stated by the game's writer Troy Wagner, that 80% of the story they gave to Blue Isle Studios, were left unused.
    • The Slender Man is not the only enemy trying to hunt you down in the game. There is also a proxy to deal with this time and it seems to show discomfort when in the presence of light, not chasing nor attacking the player if having their flashlight beam focused on it. The debug console that can be opened during gameplay with the ` (backquote key shared with the tilde on U.S. keyboards)  key identifies this being as "The Chaser". Following after the Steam update, a second proxy was added called "Charlie".
    • When you collect more pages, the Slender Man will become more aggressive, as he did in The Eight Pages, but in The Arrival, he may instantly appear in front of you or even try to trap you.
    • Camera HUD flickering indicates how close the Slender Man is to the player.


    Promotional Screenshots[]