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Control? is an instrumental and dramatic song that occurs during the Countdown Ending.



The song starts with the mind control sound that occurs when the screen is red. At the 1-minute mark, a beatbox slowly raises its pitch, and the instruments start coming in slowly. Around the 3-minute mark, the instruments begin gettings louder. At the 4-minute mark, the instruments get even louder. At the end, it ends with a dramatic tone, and then ends. The song employs the use of electronic instruments.

Audio clip


  • The song lasts for 4 minutes and 29 seconds. This makes it one of the longest soundtracks in The Stanley Parable.
  • In the game files, the audio file is titled "Countdown_music.wav".




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