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5 Games Like The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

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Yes, we are here to bring you new content! If you just played The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe and are looking for more games in its minuscule genre, then you've come to the right place. But before we go any further, we have to mention that we haven't included the original The Stanley Parable, since the game is an obvious choice. So, if you haven't played the original, that is our number one recommendation. However, for the majority of you that are here to find new games like The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, then we've got you covered.

These games are known for their strangeness, which includes funny in-game narration, bizarre events, and a whole lot of uncertainty. With that, the unconventional genre style of these games, that's more so looking to be a parody of the conventional manner of video games. So be prepared to laugh heartily and scratch your head, as we present you with five games like The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe.



5. Antichamber

Antichamber Launch Trailer - January 31st, 2013 on Steam

To kickstart this list, we have a game that will mess with your head, probably worst than the Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. That is Anitchamber, which is a mind-bending psychological exploration game, that is full of challenging and sometimes what feels like impossible repetitious levels. The game looks to bend your perception and logic with these challenges, forcing you to think outside the box in order to finish them.

It's one of those games like Ultra Deluxe that is looking to test its player's problem-solving skills and conventional approach to modern puzzle games. The game has received massive amounts of awards, for its art style and concept. Not to mention it was one of the only comparable games to the original, The Stanley Parable back in 2013. Despite it being a bit aged, it still shares many moments with Ultra Deluxe, which will have you scratching at your head.



4. Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger And The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger And The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist – Launch Trailer

Coming from the same publisher of the Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, Crows Crows Crows brought us a similar free to play experience back in 2015 with, DR.Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cured Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist. Trying saying that ten times fast.

The free-to-play game was published back in 2015 and only is about 20 minutes long. This is strange given the length of the title, but after you understand the game you can't help but think it was done on purpose since it fits with the whole concept. The 20 minutes is full of comical narration and funny storytelling elements that are identical to Ultra Deluxe. That's not only because the games share developers, but the game is also directed by William Pugh. The designer of the original The Stanley Parable, and the director of Ultra Deluxe.

The game is essentially a tester that takes a light-hearted look at the whole concept behind the Stanley Parable games. This was most likely done in preparation for The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe and regardless of how short it is, fans fell in love with it for offering a similar experience.


3. The Beginner's Guide

The Beginner's Guide - Trailer

The Beginner's Guide is a game by the same creator of The Stanley Parable, Davey Wreden. The game came out two years after The Stanley Parable and received praise for sharing many characteristics with the title. Like the fact that it's a narrative video game that aims to exploit the typical video game style and format of today's age. It's these telling and brutally honest concepts that work so well and were carried over to The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. Well, these characteristics are also on full display in The Beginner's Guide.

The catch, since you always know there will be one in these sorts of games, is there are no actual mechanics, goals, or objectives in it. The whole point is to explore the desktop of a person you know nothing about, through the video games they've developed. Each game has its own deeper meaning that is speaking to a broader more untapped issue, that will surely have you looking deeper into yourself. It's one of those video games like The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, that falls into a category of its own.



2. The Corridor

THE CORRIDOR (video) trailer

A relatively new game that is giving off major The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe vibes, is The Corridor. The game is only about 20-30 minutes long and entirely focuses on the relationship between player and game. It incorporates the same level of humoristic narration from Ultra Deluxe, however in an extremely sarcastic and exaggerated manner. Every moment in this game is so pure and the comedic writing is on-point as the narrator is constantly interacting with you, as you are him, resembling that of Ultra Deluxe.

And no, the experience is much more than a long hallway with a button at the end – well, sort of. You always end up circling back to “The Corridor“, however, each time is a new, refreshingly hilarious take at it. In between that, the game takes you off on hilarious spin-offs of gaming moments that make it such a fun interactive title. The game is identical to The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe in nearly every facet and will have you feeling the same vibes right from the first button push.



1. Superliminal

Superliminal Launch Trailer

Finally, a game that's on the same scale as The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, that last longer than 30 minutes. That game is no other than Superliminal. The fact, that the game is roughly the exact playthrough time as Ultra Deluxe and incorporates equal amounts of content, pushes this game up our list. It's one of the only video games like The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, that is offering this much content in an identical style.

Superliminal is a mind-bending first-person puzzle game that has you trying to escape its surreal dream. Even though it arrived before Ultra Deluxe, the game borrows much from it. Such as its in-game narration to its gameplay. However, the catch, is how Superliminal play's with perception. It really is a mind-warping experience that is a ton of fun to explore and play. So if Ultra Deluxe is your type of game, then Superlminial is a perfect match. Granting it, the number one spot on our list.


So, What's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there other games like The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe that we should know about? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!


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Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.