Slender: The Eight Pages | Teen Ink

Slender: The Eight Pages MAG

October 16, 2012
By CW239 SILVER, New York, New York
CW239 SILVER, New York, New York
6 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All your hard work will prove worthless unless you believe in your self," - Might Guy, Naruto vol. 11

The sky is dark with scattered stars. The only sound is your ragged breath and the crunch of leaves beneath your feet. Your flashlight flickers. Finally, you reach a large, twisted tree with a piece of paper nailed to it. Scrawled in pencil are the words, “Don't look … or it takes you.” You hear a boom and a gasp escapes your lips as you spin around.A tall man with long arms and no face stares at you.

“Slender: The Eight Pages,” previously known as “Slender,” is a horror game for Windows and Mac developed by Parsec Productions. It sets you in a forest with the objective to collect eight pieces of paper (or pages). There is no way to escape and it seems completely peaceful – until you pick up the first page. Then, you are stalked by the teleporting ­monstrosity known as Slender Man, and looking at him will cause you to lose “sanity.” As you collect more pages, Slender Man's chase becomes more relentless.

While “Slender: The Eight Pages” may sound like a joke, it is actually a horror masterpiece. The fact that it is low-budget makes it even better because it ditches the huge, slimy monsters and bloody psychopaths and instead lets the player fill in the blanks. Anyone who has ever had a nightmare will agree that your imagination can be the scariest thing on earth. It's unknown what Slender Man will do to you once you lose, who (or what, rather) he is, and why he's stalking you. This is why “Slender” is so effective: it ­focuses on the pure terror of the human imagination.

“Slender” may be scary, but in the end is still a game. Collecting all eight pages is difficult, but if you can get past the fear factor and strategize, it is possible. After getting all eight pages, you unlock Marble Hornets Mode, based on a web ­series, and the much less scary Daytime Mode.

Once you complete the game, though, the gameplay will get repetitive fast. The graphics in any mode aren't fantastic, but they fit the ­setting. Slender Man himself actually looks a little silly in screen shots, but the game builds up for his arrival, it doesn't matter. If you're brave, “Slender: The Eight Pages” can definitely be fun.

Overall, this game has its ups and downs, but its creativity and fear factor will win over horror fans and gamers alike. It's free to download and play. Just don't turn around.

Similar Articles


This article has 9 comments.

#DV23 BRONZE said...
on May. 11 2016 at 7:34 am
#DV23 BRONZE, Columbus, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 4 comments
Like playing this game. Scary

Merci BRONZE said...
on Oct. 17 2014 at 1:43 pm
Merci BRONZE, Conway, Florida
1 article 3 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm the girl who will burst out laughing in dead silence because of what happened yesterday"
"War.. War never changes"
"Insanity is just another part of my personality"
"Hey look! It's Gordon Freeman!"

Slenderman is really just a shadow demon that feeds off of people's souls. his white skin covers his outh but when it opens, it shows a horrifying mouth filled with black goo.

buddytibo said...
on Jun. 10 2014 at 2:08 pm

buddytibo said...
on Jun. 10 2014 at 2:07 pm
I played this game and i have to be honest, this game made me freak out! One problem is that when i get 7 pages he always catches me and turns me around. even if im running! but other than that its a really good game.

on Mar. 15 2013 at 6:25 pm
pulledheartstring, San Jose, California
0 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. -- Mahatma Gandhi

For me personally, I can't play games that have characters that randomly pop up. For some reason, I freak out quite a lot -- even watching the Slender gameplays on youtube freaked me out.

on Dec. 21 2012 at 1:05 pm
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 237 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

I got so freaked out the first time I played this. It was midnight, and I didn't have the light on. I fell off my bed when he popped up.

on Dec. 8 2012 at 5:25 pm
Devalara PLATINUM, Landenberg, Pennsylvania
21 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Would you kindly?" ~ Bioshock

Few people take time to notice free-to-play games like Slender, let alone play them. I'm glad you took the time to talk about this game and get it noticed. Slender is a curious little game, and although it may be simple and not magnificently put together, it does have some good scares in it, and a nice little game to play around with. Good review ;)

CW239 SILVER said...
on Nov. 15 2012 at 8:49 pm
CW239 SILVER, New York, New York
6 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"All your hard work will prove worthless unless you believe in your self," - Might Guy, Naruto vol. 11

Thanks a lot. Everyone, make sure to check out this guy's review of New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS, it's really cool.

on Nov. 14 2012 at 10:05 pm
ShiningYoshi SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
5 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"That which does not kill you only serves to make you stronger." -Conan the Destroyer

Awesome game review! You really captured the fear of Slender in the article :) Good word choice too ...You know who I am, you showed me the cover for your Slender review :D