Slender: The Arrival Review

Slender: The Arrival

Developed by Blue Isle Studios 

Published by Blue Isle Studios 

Please Note: This Review is for the Xbox One Version


First Thoughts
So straight away playing this game it is creepy and very dark which is what you expect from a horror game and this game is also very enjoyable and ill go over what I like and don’t like about Slender The Arrival in this review.

The story to slender the arrival starts with Lauren (The Character you play) going to visit her friend Kate and her home. When Lauren arrives at Kate’s home she finds the door has been left open but Kate is nowhere to be found Lauren then investigates Kates home finding weird markings and drawings on the wall Lauren then finds her way to Kate’s room where there are more MUCH MORE drawings on the wall, while in the room Lauren hears a scream come from the forest Lauren then goes to investigate the screams.

I like the fact that they have integrated some sort of story to this game as it balances the game out a lot more other than just collecting 8 pages like the original Slender game (Slender The 8 Pages. I think it was called) Overall I think the story is a great addition to the game even though you may not pay attention to it most of the time it does make the game have more of a purpose to playing it.

The gameplay to Slender The Arrival is a FPS Horror Adventure when you have to find things such as notes, pictures and generators the game is a very slow paced horror game which is always good as I personal think this builds up the tension in the game and makes you fear what is coming next. the game has very basic controls that you can learn in a matter or seconds, the gameplay is dark gritty and creepy which is good as this again makes the horror to the game stand out a lot. Overall the gameplay is the strong point to this game as it is very horror orientated.


The graphics for Slender The Arrival are very dark and creepy which is great the environment fits the game very well and the buildings look great but if your looking to play this game and see the best graphics that is not what you will get the game has enough detail to keep you entertained and enough graphics on the environment to make the scenery still feel scary overall the graphics to slender the arrival are good but nothing to special.

The sound to Slender The Arrival is Great the sound effects of walking and also the noise of rustling bushes really adds to the creepiness of the game without the sound effects and soundtrack Slender The Arrival would not be as scary as it is. Thats why I personally think the Sound to slender the arrival is amazing.

Lasting Appeal
Slender The Arrival does not have much of a replay value after finishing the campaign unless you want to try it on harder difficulties.

Final Thoughts
Slender The Arrival is a great horror game and will keep you occupied for the duration of the campaign and even longer the game has creepy level designs and decent sound effects and soundtracks that keep you even more frightened of what’s coming next Overall slender the arrival is a fun game and is worth checking out if your a fan of the horror genre.


Rating : 8/10

The Good

  • Great Soundtrack
  • Good Sound Effects
  • Creepy Level Design
  • Can be scary depending on what you find scary
  • Fun game

The Bad

  • When slender is not around the screen sometimes goes fuzzy I find this aggravating at times (This does not effect the score)

Slender: The Arrival is available now for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 & PC. Thanks go out to Blue Isle Studios for supplying the game and assets used in this review. Be sure to let us know your thoughts on this review in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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