The improved graphics and expanded locations in Slender: The Arrival didn’t add much to the creepy lo-fi charms of the original game, but for anyone who wants more Slenderman, it provides. Slender: The Eight Pages is an important game as it proved that big budget horror games weren’t being scary enough. The gore and jumps of games like Dead Space don’t always get under your skin in the same way as a creepy atmosphere, and the fear of the unknown.
Slender wasn’t the first indie horror game, but it was free and alongside other titles like Amnesia and 2D games like Lone Survivor made indie horror games a big deal. The game also benefited from the YouTube phenomenon of waklthroughs that include the screaming reactions of players (like PewDiePie).
When it arrives on Steam at Halloween, Slender: The Arrival will have new content, although we have no information about what that content will be.