Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Mar 30, 2012
    One of my favorite XBLA games ever. With fun gameplay, witty dialogue that stays true to the show, huge levels, and a ton of fan service, this is THE game South Park fans have been waiting for.
  2. Mar 30, 2012
    An old-school 2D platformer that perfectly complements the South Park aesthetic. Overflowing with references to the series and filled with huge, well-designed levels, players will have a blast leading South Park's four main characters on a most urgent quest to retrieve their stolen Xbox hard drive.
  3. 85
    Made with the input and voice talent of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Tenorman's Revenge is a loving homage to classic 2D platform games. The story is a blast for South Park fans, the jumping and climbing action is challenging but not too hard, and the price is definitely right.
  4. May 27, 2012
    Four players can cooperate in this Castlevania-like platformer. [July 2012, p.83]
  5. 70
    Just get some friends around for some local play. In that situation alone, Tenorman's Revenge becomes fully entertaining. [June 2012, p.93]
  6. Apr 13, 2012
    Anyone who has been waiting for a good South Park game should definitely check Tenorman's revenge. Those just wanting a 2D platformer may want to trial the game first as there are definitely better options available.
  7. Mar 30, 2012
    Definitely gets points for presentation, offering as close of an experience to the TV show as you're likely to find. The look and sound feel pulled straight from an episode of the show, as does the crude sense of humor. Were it not for a host of minor annoyances and issues in the gameplay, this would be an easy recommendable classic for any South Park fan.
  8. Apr 13, 2012
    SP:TR is not a bad game, but it also isn't good enough to be considered a classic either. It's so close to being a really enjoyable game, but the levels just aren't exciting enough to warrant making a player replay them over and over again. The story is good, and fans of South Park will enjoy it, but SP:TR has such a poor user interface that means that most gamers will not return once it's finished.
  9. Apr 11, 2012
    While there's nothing blatantly wrong with South Park: Tenorman's Revenge, there's not much right with it, either.
  10. Mar 30, 2012
    Falls short of creating a truly memorable gaming experience for the license with shallow, and tedious platforming gameplay while never fully utilizing the South Park world and characters to their full potential.
  11. Mar 31, 2012
    Apart from its visuals and recognizable voices (when they're heard at all), there's nothing South Park about it and could have easily been any other multiplayer platform game; a pretty mediocre one at that.
  12. Mar 30, 2012
    A bevy of problems ensures that South Park: Tenorman's Revenge is a tedious ordeal even for those who love the television show.
  13. Apr 26, 2012
    Licensed games get a bad rap, but South Park: Tenorman's Revenge fails in ways far beyond the average cash-in.
  14. Apr 4, 2012
    I'm comfortable in saying that South Park: Tenorman's Revenge is a gigantic middle-finger extended in the direction of anyone who might actually want to enjoy a game featuring the myriad memorable characters and storylines of South Park in video game form. And because of all of that, I'm completely comfortable declaring that you should stay the hell away from South Park: Tenorman's Revenge.
  15. 20
    South Park already has a poor track record in video game tie-ins, but this is easily the worst yet and a terrible 2D platformer in its own right.
  16. Mar 30, 2012
    South Park fans will be disappointed by the pandering references and lazy writing, and platforming fans will hate the awful level design. This is a game for no one.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Apr 1, 2012
    I so regret buying this game. It's a train wreck. Anyone who says otherwise has no taste in video games.
    Whoever wrote it has no idea how to
    I so regret buying this game. It's a train wreck. Anyone who says otherwise has no taste in video games.
    Whoever wrote it has no idea how to cleverly make the characters interact with each other or with the environment. The levels are so poorly designed. It's a disaster.
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  2. Mar 30, 2012
    this is a very fun game, if you love south park and you love platformers this is a must buy. the price is rght and this game is just ohh sothis is a very fun game, if you love south park and you love platformers this is a must buy. the price is rght and this game is just ohh so right, thanks matt and trey Full Review »
  3. Apr 1, 2012
    "South Park: Tenorman's Revenge" is a XBLA 2D classic platforming game. The game begins with a narrator, in other world, telling the legend of"South Park: Tenorman's Revenge" is a XBLA 2D classic platforming game. The game begins with a narrator, in other world, telling the legend of Eric, described as "Awesome and Cool," like a legendary hero, who has an evil half-brother (the Tenorman of the title), who steals, in one tragic night the hard drive of Erics Xbox 360 - Eric and his friends embark on a journey to rescue the HD, starting at Southpark in the year 2546.

    The graphics are very nice, made with a colorful and lively style of the series but with more emphasis on the details of the scenarios, having HD graphics: the screens can have up to four of the main characters of the show, at the same time, and the stages have a lot going on at the same time.

    The music and sounds are hilarious, with a good selection of heroic musics to show the actions on stage, and other ironics ones that suit what is happening (eg: elevator music in Loadings). The sounds and voiceovers are perfect, with classic jokes and ironies that we know, besides dubbing with the actors who do the voices in the original series.

    The stages have a classic gaming platform in about 80% of them, and an exploration gameplay in about 10%: at many point the gameplay reminds very much of the classic Mario, with the character crossing areas between elevators and stairs, with doors leading to alternate parts of the stages. In the game, you collect the called Time Cores, that are the collectibles of the phases, and that unblocks more stuff in the game.

    Many parts of the stages can only be accessed by other characters, using their specific powers, which highlights the particularity of the cooperative gameplay. The enemies are defeated by jumping up in their heads, revealing, for example, in the first stages, which they are robots, like the Terminators, with metal skeletons beneath the human appearance (these are the called Gingerbots) - later on you can use several weapons to defeat them and the bosses.

    Moreover, when they are killing, and scattered through the phases, there are the called Time Particles, in the shape of atoms, which are the currencies of the game. Your character life is represented by hearts on top, which vanish when you are hit by enemies, and you have a limited number of lives (5). The game stages are usually quite large, and many parts of them, more precise jumps are needed, which is a little difficult. As in any classic game platform in the end of each one stage, there is a boss.

    You can play with up to four people in coop, online or offline, each with a character from the series and each with its specific power: Eric can destroy walls, Stan can play soccer balls to activate levers, Kyle emits an electric field, and can cross force fields and disable robots and Kenny can jump higher than the other characters.

    Unfortunately, if you're not playing with (a full set of) friends (local of online), will have to restart the stage with another character to access things that are open for specific characters, since you can not switch characters on stage (one of my criticisms).

    Overall this is a great platform game for 800MS points (a fair price), which uses the hilarious characters and jokes from the show, recommended for those who like the classical genre and the ones whom are fan of South Park - featuring a solid gameplay, Old-School style, which is not always easy, the game has his negative points in some jumping and dodging parts (which are not always easy) and the need to have more than one player to play and finds all the stuff and areas on the stages. My score: 7.5 / 10.0.
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