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  • Summary: South Park: The Game is an epic role-playing adventure that will allow the user to befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny and explore the quiet little mountain town like never before.
    From the perilous battlefields of the 4th-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South
    South Park: The Game is an epic role-playing adventure that will allow the user to befriend Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny and explore the quiet little mountain town like never before.
    From the perilous battlefields of the 4th-grade playground, a young hero will rise, destined to be South Park’s savior. From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes an epic quest to become… cool. Introducing South Park: The Stick of Truth. For a thousand years, the battle has been waged. The sole reason humans and elves are locked in a neverending war: The Stick of Truth. But the tides of war are soon to change as word of a new kid spreads throughout the land, his coming foretold by the stars. As the moving vans of prophecy drive away, your adventure begins. Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat crabpeople, underpants gnomes, hippies, and other forces of evil. Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park’s savior, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known… as a loser. [Ubisoft]
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
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  1. Mar 11, 2014
    95
    Games like this one make being a videogame fan worthy. Quality, good work, a breathtaking experience and fun, tons of fun. South Park: The Stick of Truth is one of the best games ever on Playstation 3.
  2. 90
    The idea of a role-playing game built on the South Park universe is borderline genius.
  3. Games Master UK
    Apr 7, 2014
    90
    Shameless, hilarious and surprisingly complex - an essential purchase for RPG and show fans. [May 2014, p.64]
  4. Mar 4, 2014
    85
    All the fart jokes and Chinpokomon references in the world wouldn’t mean anything if the gameplay weren’t up to snuff, but The Stick of Truth manages to impress as a game on top of being frequently hilarious.
  5. Apr 23, 2014
    80
    In the end, though, what really carries The Stick of Truth along is its innocence, something that may surprise people who have read the stories about Euro censorship but is unlikely to come as a shock to fans of the show itself, which has always offset its raunchiness with an odd sweetness. This is, simply put, pleasant to play.
  6. Mar 13, 2014
    80
    If it wasn't for the genius of that writing, the setting and the characterisation then Stick of Truth would undoubtedly be quickly sidelined as a generic RPG lacking depth and originality. That's really besides the real point, though. Stick of Truth features some of the most daring and explicit writing ever seen in a mainstream video game and it more than makes up for its by-the-numbers gameplay.
  7. Mar 21, 2014
    75
    Grabbing this title is a no-brainer for the show's legions of devotees.

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  1. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    This is by far the best RPG of the year so far! the combat is old school like paper mario and
    mario rpg. This game is also one of the
    This is by far the best RPG of the year so far! the combat is old school like paper mario and
    mario rpg. This game is also one of the funniest games i have ever played. there is a ton of fan service in this game but non fans will not fill lost at all.most rpg fans will like this even if not a south park fan.
    the only rpg games that have a shot at being better this year are Final fantasy x hd and the witcher 3,
    nothing else this year will beat this as far as rpgs go.
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  2. Nov 15, 2018
    10
    A Masterpiece, loved everything about this game, it is definitely a must play!
  3. Mar 15, 2014
    10
    After waiting a long time it is finally here. I am glad to say this is the funniest game of all time. Alongside a very good combat system,andAfter waiting a long time it is finally here. I am glad to say this is the funniest game of all time. Alongside a very good combat system,and a story all South Park fans will enjoy. Stick of truth was worth the wait. Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2014
    9
    When Stick of Truth was announced I had a feeling it was going to be awful due to its concept that didn't seem to fit the show, however I canWhen Stick of Truth was announced I had a feeling it was going to be awful due to its concept that didn't seem to fit the show, however I can wholeheartedly say that feeling was wrong.
    Stick of Truth is not only a brilliant addition to the South Park franchise, its a great game in its own right. Much like a licensed game should do, it doesn't rely on the license to support it, but it uses the license to elevate it to something greater than it would have been without it.
    You play as yourself, the new kid in South Park and you are quickly dragged into a game of Thrones style battle between Cartman's Humans & Kyle's Elves over the Stick of Truth, however when strange things start happening involving aliens, zombies & manbearpig, only you can save the day.
    It looks and sounds like an episode of the show with some brilliant humour that is hilarious without ever overstepping the mark like the show has the tendency to do.
    In truth, this is the best South Park has been in a while and I hope to see not only a sequel to this fantastic game but for the South Park team to take on board what worked in the story and utilise it in the show.
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  5. May 13, 2014
    9
    Very VERY enjoyable game, complete with a crazy story, reasonably challenging gameplay, outrageous laughs, and an absurd amount of fanVery VERY enjoyable game, complete with a crazy story, reasonably challenging gameplay, outrageous laughs, and an absurd amount of fan service. Perfect for fans of the series and even a few RPG fans looking for something different. Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2017
    8
    While only a decent RPG, The Stick of Truth is an incredible South Park game, and that's what matters here. The style and humor of the showWhile only a decent RPG, The Stick of Truth is an incredible South Park game, and that's what matters here. The style and humor of the show are nailed to absolute perfection, it really feels like playing a thematically connected, good season of South Park. The combat is a bit too easy and character customization doesn't go as deep as I'd hoped, but that was never the point and the systems are still solid enough. The point was to be able to immerse yourself fully in the world of South Park and at that, The Stick of Truth does a damn good job. Expand
  7. Mar 10, 2014
    1
    This will be a good game if they ever get it fixed. Glitchy as hell. Ridiculous and painful button mashing on PS3. Frustrating waste of timeThis will be a good game if they ever get it fixed. Glitchy as hell. Ridiculous and painful button mashing on PS3. Frustrating waste of time at this point. Don't buy this until it gets patched! Expand

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