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  • Summary: South Park: The Fractured but Whole empowers players to delve into the tender, crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman, whose superhero alter ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As The New Kid,South Park: The Fractured but Whole empowers players to delve into the tender, crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman, whose superhero alter ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As The New Kid, players join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a group of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team some of the most beloved superheroes in history. Creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker were involved in every step of the development of the game. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    90
    I struggled to find negative things to say about this game. From start to finish, South Park: The Fractured But Whole had me in stitches. It’s the perfect of blend of smart and silly. It is magnificent and absurdly ridiculous in a way that only South Park can pull off. It’s the best possible excuse to laugh about everything and everyone you know you’re not supposed to.
  2. Oct 16, 2017
    88
    The Fractured but Whole is a welcome sequel, maintaining the standard of quality set by the previous game and, in a broader sense, all of Parker and Stone’s work. Every aspect is overloaded with both smart and immature jokes, the combat is an improvement, the game is bigger and longer, and the sneaky moments of sincerity make you recall the charm of childhood in surprising ways – just like the show.
  3. Nov 21, 2017
    85
    UbiSoft managed to bring the same authentic South Park humor and atmosphere as Obsidian did with the previous game.
  4. Oct 16, 2017
    80
    TV show stalwarts should breathe easily and those on the fence about the game’s penchant for outrageous humour to definitely give it a go for the sake of its fantastic gameplay. However, if South Park has never been to your taste, The Fractured But Whole makes no attempt to change that.
  5. Jan 2, 2018
    80
    Typical sick humor, clever satire, and underneath all the great RPG with great combat design – this is the new South Park game. Not very good logic puzzles are the only unsuccessful thing in this great game.
  6. Oct 30, 2017
    80
    While South Park: The Fractured But Whole improves on Stick of Truth in a lot of ways, the whole experience feels somehow less grand. Although the game is slightly longer, probably lasting most players 20-30 hours, it doesn't push the boundaries nearly as far as Stick of Truth, and the poor pacing towards the end of the game definitely detracts from the overall experience. That said, there are a huge number of highly memorable moments peppered throughout the game, and it's an experience South Park fans won't want to miss.
  7. Oct 26, 2017
    50
    The Fractured But Whole is more of the same. It's occasionally hilarious, but often misses. Not even an updated combat system and interesting new skills can disguise that fact that it is just The Stick of Truth in a different and less-interesting costume.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 74
  2. Negative: 22 out of 74
  1. Oct 20, 2017
    10
    Just finished the game today and I loved every second of it. These people posting reviews 6 hours into the game miss one of the biggest pointJust finished the game today and I loved every second of it. These people posting reviews 6 hours into the game miss one of the biggest point to be made - it starts off slow but the customization and amount of things you can do increases exponentially as the game progresses (summons, augments, characters can combo ultimates to make new ultimates, you can combine all classes and swap abilities in and out each fight etc.) I saw someone say the mechanics were weak but I think people are missing out on the fact that it's a tactics game first and an rpg second, that being said it still offers plenty of rpg content and customization that isn't just gear based you just need to unlock it. A lot of fine details in the environments for fans of the show, touching moments, a well written story (although intentionally silly cause South Park), and overall is the funniest f***ing game I've ever played.

    The combat follows a MegaMan BattleNetwork style which I absolutely loved being such a huge fan of those titles, the character interactions are great and each combination of playable heroes has their own banter during the fights.

    The side-quests kicked it up a notch from Stick of Truth aswell - often continuing on during your play-though of the main story with really brilliant payoffs.

    If you are an impatient little baby wanting extreme action and the funniest jokes you've ever heard in your life within the first 15 minutes then yeah, you will be disappointed.
    I have yet to experience a single bug my entire playtime as well so I do not know where this is coming from either.

    I felt I needed to defend this game cause even though there is Ubisoft cancer all over it, there is a brilliantly designed, well crafted game with a lot of heart put into it from South Park Studios.

    The Uplay is optional, doesn't help gameplay in the longrun, and you get an assassin's creed outfit? Why would anyone be upset missing out on this, I run around the game with a bra on my head and it's great, who cares? it's south park.

    I love this game, it's better than stick of truth by a long shot but even on the hardest difficulty it's very easy to cheese the combat if you are attentive enough.

    Please trust my review I have been a long time south park fan and gamer and I'd like to think I was a rather credible source on the matter. If you like south park and tactics games get this immediately.
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  2. Oct 23, 2020
    9
    I adore this game, one of my favourite single player games

    + Great graphics, looks like the show but more detailed, runs at a high FPS +
    I adore this game, one of my favourite single player games

    + Great graphics, looks like the show but more detailed, runs at a high FPS
    + Really good special effects on abilities
    + Good voice acting like the show, frequent lines from characters, I didn't find them too repetitive
    + Controls are good on keyboard and mouse
    + Options to skip / make things like quick time events easier
    + Lots of customization of abilities and cosmetics
    + Good length, took me about 25+ hours to finish the base game
    + Plenty of references to episodes and humour
    + Lots of collectables

    - Ran into one bug every now and then where combat would freeze up and I'd have to load a checkpoint
    - Sometimes using your mouse in UI can be weird

    I find this game isn't better than Stick of Truth, just different. I do prefer this though.
    I'm just sad that if they make another South Park game, it will not be on Steam because Ubisoft hate their consumers >.>
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  3. Jan 5, 2020
    8
    I enjoyed it as much as the first one. If you liked the first, you're gonna like this one.... It's SOUTH PARK man!
  4. Oct 27, 2017
    7
    Ehh.....The south park humor is still there, and the game's exploration and combat are nice and all, but it is nowhere near the level of theEhh.....The south park humor is still there, and the game's exploration and combat are nice and all, but it is nowhere near the level of the first game. Also, the game's story tries to parody pretty much every superhero movie you ever watched. You can see the plot twists coming from miles away. Regardless, this game is still fun, but not worth multiple playthroughs Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2017
    6
    I've never pirated a game because I think it's way too inconvenient but this game legit makes me want to pirate future Ubisoft titles.I've never pirated a game because I think it's way too inconvenient but this game legit makes me want to pirate future Ubisoft titles.
    Delayed, buggy, overpriced, 100 hoops to jump through for a full game.
    The actual game isn't as good as the previous but does make you laugh with south park humour and references. The music was amazing too.
    I'd give it a 6 for the general mediocre experience. I'd suggest waiting until they at least fix some of the bugs before you spend any money.
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  6. Oct 25, 2017
    4
    Not funny compared to the first game. Too much fart jokes. Slow puzzle solving animation will make you suffer every 10 steps. Fights areNot funny compared to the first game. Too much fart jokes. Slow puzzle solving animation will make you suffer every 10 steps. Fights are alright but not rapid enough.
    Buy only if you are a hardcore south park fan.
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  7. Nov 11, 2017
    0
    It's kind of fun game with interesting new mechanics, rich battle mechanics, addictive exploring in the open world, but one thing at the mainIt's kind of fun game with interesting new mechanics, rich battle mechanics, addictive exploring in the open world, but one thing at the main plot just ruin everything for me. I don't want to write down the spoilers, but in my opinion, scriptwriters completely crossed the line with a stupid brutality in one of the main quest. It's completely unacceptable, you can tell me 'Oh it's the South Park', but no. My score is zero, you should be ashamed of yourself. Expand

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