VGChartz’s Lee Mehr: “Slender: The Arrival is a frustrating horror game in that it’s easy to complement specific elements while disliking the core conceit. I may have found Slender’s origins to be flawed from the start, yet I’m also left commending a full-fledged game rising out of creepy pasta threads. If nothing else, it’s a sign of earnest appreciation from unexpected source material. But when I feel more legitimate tension from linear sections than repeated trial-and-error collecting bits – i.e. the series’ main identity – I can’t help but feel something is fundamentally lacking. The 10th Anniversary Update showcases Blue Isle’s sedulous care in honoring the past, but it’s nevertheless tainted by a game trying to pad out a one-trick pony.”