Slender: The Eight Pages
Prepare to get scared in the woods thanks to Slender the Eight Pages! There is certainly no shortage of Slenderman around the world these days and Slender the Eight Pages is one of the more interesting and unknown games to feature the creepy internet legend. If you are a fan of Slenderman, you have to give this game a closer look. The story of Slender the Eight Pages is rather interesting. On one hand, you could look at this and say that it is very barebones and it would be hard to argue against that. However, on the flip side of this, the whole lore of the Slenderman is kind of at its very best when you know as little about it as possible. That is really what this game is going for and in that regard it does work.
The story of the game sees you lost in the woods and you need to find these eight pages of a mysterious book. If you can do this you may survive and you may very well put a stop to the Slenderman from stalking you. Basically, you are lost in the woods, need to find these eight pages and you need to stay the hell away from the Slenderman, which is easier said than done.
Slender the Eight Pages does not hold your hand at all. These woods are pretty creepy and despite being a more “basic” kind of game. I do feel that the presentation of the game is actually far better than you would think. There are different areas of these creepy woods to explore and explore is certainly something you will have to do in order to try and find all of the pages.
You do not have any way to defend yourself in this game which actually helps make it even scarier. You do have a flashlight, but you cannot use this all the time as it does not have unlimited battery life. You can also run, but you do have a stamina meter so you have to be smart about when you use it. Of course, the real highlight of the game is when Slenderman appears. There is nothing more terrifying than when you feel like you are safe for a moment and then you just see him out of the corner of your eye. You want to look, but you know if you do, you are dead! The game has this ear-piercing music that hits when he is near and that will make you jump out of your skin time and time again.
While there is not exactly what you would call a happy ending. There are a few different endings that you can experience. These happen, depending on how many pages of the book you are able to get. This does give the game some replay value which is great as an average game can be rather short.
While it may not have the longevity or depth that some of the more “modern” and newer Slenderman games have. Slender the Eight Pages is a very jumpy experience and great if you want a game that is quick to get into and also quick to get through. For fans of the lore of Slenderman, this is well worth checking out.
Different endings to the game Slenderman is super scary in this game! Exploring the woods is pretty fun The presentation is better than you would think Great sound design
The Not So Good:
A playthrough is rather short Not as in-depth as other games that feature Slenderman
Download Slender: The Eight Pages
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Slender: The Eight Pages is another entry in the lore of the Slender Man! I have long been intrigued by Slender Man. From his online origins to the games to the movie, he is a very interesting character. This game I am looking at today is ideal if you want a quick burst of horror starring your favorite tall slim horror icon!
Collect Them All
I would say that Slender: The Eight Pages is a very, very basic game. The plot of the game has you playing as a young woman who is in the woods. She is being stalked by Slender Man and her only way of escape is by finding these eight mysterious pages from a book that are hidden in various parts of the wood. The game does not really have a ton of story to it, but just the threat of Slender Man catching you is more than enough to make you want to move your butt and find all those pages that could possibly save your life.
First Person Horror
Slender: The Eight Pages is played from a first-person point of view and for its age and what started as a simple online game, I feel the presentation is pretty good. It is easy to get lost in these woods, but there are enough “different” areas that you can start to find your way around. The horror that the game has is mostly jump scares. You always have that fear that Slender Man is coming and when you turn around and you just glimpse him and this shrieking music hits, I will not lie! It is very, very scary stuff.
You can jog around the woods, but you do have a stamina meter to keep an eye on. You can at points when being stalked, run which depletes your stamina meter faster. You have no way to fight off Slender Man and your flashlight cannot be used all the time or the battery will die. It is the kind of game where everything is against the player, but it kind of works.
What Is The Point?
Like most of the other games or Slender Man stories, there is no happy ending here and as far as I am aware, no matter what you do in the game, you cannot beat him. I kind of found this frustrating as I do feel that they could have given the game a few different endings depending on how many of the missing pages you were able to get.
I do not think that Slender: The Eight Pages is a bad game and if you are interested in the lore of Slender Man it is well worth playing. I just feel that the follow up to this game, The Arrival is a million times better than what this offers. However, we could not have gotten to that game without this one here. I do feel it is worth a playthrough just do not expect too much from it.
- It is very unnerving
- I love that shriek when he appears
- It is rather challenging
- You always have an uneasy feeling as you play
- It does not take long to get through
- It is a very short game
- Not a whole lot to it