FIRST 10 MINUTES | PC Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Our videos of Slender: The Arrival

Our videos of Slender: The Arrival

Slender: The Arrival was released on PC a while back but we hadn't had the chance to play it very much until now. This independent horror game is the sequel to the famous Slender: The Eight Pages and it still proposes a very efficient atmosphere, but it unfortunately also suffers from a few performance issues. Because the shadow effects are so demanding and the number of trees (and the shadows they cast) is so important, framerate cannot hold a steady 60 frames per second, even on good hardware like ours. There are even instances where it dropped to 30 fps on our i5 4670K (4.0 GHz, 8Go RAM, GTX 670). Pop-up can also get in the way of what is, despite all this, quite a scary experience overall.

First 10 minutes - Part 1
First 10 minutes - Part 2

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Commented on 2013-12-10 14:42:12
I've had this since release and have still to play any more than 10minutes of it. Pussy springs to mind....
Commented on 2013-12-10 15:22:19
beginning is so nice with wind through the trees
Commented on 2013-12-10 20:08:37
i video hd di questo sito sono fenomenalli
Commented on 2013-12-10 20:20:46
So weird, in the first video at the beginning with the trees it looks like a next-gen game, but after that it looks like a PC game from like 10 years ago. :S

Either way, seems like PC is the platform to be if you're into creepy/horror games.
Commented on 2013-12-10 21:01:06
A little confused on the PC build. It's a nice system but a 670 is extremely underpowered. Hit me up you'd like to form a partnership and I can get you a better card. dustinpr (at)
Commented on 2013-12-11 14:00:54 In reply to dborgill
It's not that underpowered considering the games that are available these days. The problem is we can't really afford to buy a new graphics card and I don't think you would benefit much from any kind of partnership given our current situation. Thanks anyway. :)

By the way, these videos were captured using Miguel's 2 GTX 680.

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