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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: 57 out of 74
  2. Negative: 0 out of 74
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    94
    Well worth the wait. Building off of the massive success of The Stick of Truth, Fractured But Whole has an incredibly satisfying combat system that leaves you constantly eager for the next fight, exemplary and natural dialogue from everyone in town, and a truly epic soundtrack.
  2. Oct 16, 2017
    90
    A sequel that every true South Park fan should play.
  3. Oct 16, 2017
    86
    South Park returns to our consoles, not as a whole different game from The Stick of Truth, but rather as a new season within its gaming universe, with the style and satire of the best South Park seasons, and plenty of jokes to accompany you through the adventure.
  4. Oct 16, 2017
    80
    South Park: The Fractured but Whole is a nice sequel, with so much fun and irreverence, but, at the same time, it's repetitive.
  5. Oct 21, 2017
    80
    This game is filled with fan-service, though the game does not offer the exact same depth we know from the series. Thankfully the videogame itself is a lot of fun and will keep you laughing for many hours.
  6. Oct 19, 2017
    77
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole is an easily accessible but moderately deep light RPG in which fun battles, nice collectables and a lot of crude humour will entertain you for almost 30 hours. But comparing it with its forebear, The Stick of Truth, is unavoidable, and in this it kind of disappoints, feeling a little too similar and not as funny or surprising.
  7. Oct 16, 2017
    50
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole isn’t an even experience. Some moments are fun and pretty funny, but others feel pretty uninspired. Exploring the town of South Park isn’t as novel this time out, and it largely isn’t as funny. RPG systems like combat, looting and crafting are just involved enough to make them interesting, but the firm emphasis is on the story and humor of the show. With the plot taking a while to develop and with so many jokes just feeling played out, loose on their landings or easy and obvious, it’s tough to really get excited to head back down to South Park.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 96
  2. Negative: 12 out of 96
  1. Oct 17, 2017
    10
    Ultimate South Park experience, this game is so hilarious I can't wait to go through all the story. I totally recommend this! Fans of theUltimate South Park experience, this game is so hilarious I can't wait to go through all the story. I totally recommend this! Fans of the series won't be disappointed Expand
  2. dty
    Oct 24, 2017
    9
    Disclaimer: Review is from an extreme South Park fan.
    If you love South Park, you will love this game, simple. Much like The Stick of Truth
    Disclaimer: Review is from an extreme South Park fan.
    If you love South Park, you will love this game, simple. Much like The Stick of Truth this is all any fan could ever ask for from a South Park game. All the humour is there, all the references, its just exactly what you'd expect from South Park, it's absolutely awesome. Gameplay wise it's great fun, regardless of being South Park I loved the combat, I played on the highest difficulty and found it both challenging and satisfying to win. I would of given this game a 10 if it wasn't for quite a few bugs that I ran into.
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  3. Oct 17, 2017
    9
    If you like the previous one, you gonna like this. The battle system has changed, but the joy is the same. You feel like inside a south parkIf you like the previous one, you gonna like this. The battle system has changed, but the joy is the same. You feel like inside a south park episode! The last game was about RPG and medieval, now its about superheroes ;D Expand
  4. Sep 8, 2018
    8
    I really enjoyed the beginning of the game because it hones in the fact that its just “pretend,” the kids are just using their imaginationsI really enjoyed the beginning of the game because it hones in the fact that its just “pretend,” the kids are just using their imaginations and none of it is real even in that world. Basically the game starts out and the kids say, “we’re not playing Fantasy anymore, now we’re playing superheroes.” Fantasy of course being a reference to the previous South Park game, The Stick of Truth.

    I haven’t played the Stick of Truth but it seems like The Fractured But Whole is similar to The Stick of Truth. The combat is a turn-based strategy game which is odd for a South Park game but its works well. Especially for me considering how much I enjoy Turn-Based Strategy games and I can confidently say that this is a good one.

    The premise of the game is your character in the game is the new kid at school and there is something major going on in town. All the cats seem to be missing so there is a little crime solving in the game as well. So you’re kind of like Batman where you’re both a Superhero and Detective. Although you don’t solve a lot, most of the detective work is done via cutscenes.

    Looking back to this game, I can say that I had fun playing through this game. Its not a particularly difficult game to play and it is funny at times. There are a lot of fart jokes which as someone who is in their late 20’s now, fart jokes aren’t what they use to be. Thats more my age, I do feel like I have outgrown South Park but with that being said, I still enjoyed this game. It doesn’t make me want to watch the show but it does make me want to play the Stick of Truth.
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  5. Jun 11, 2018
    7
    All though I did enjoy the story in South Park fractured but whole, I could help but feel it was more of the same from stick of truth. I'mAll though I did enjoy the story in South Park fractured but whole, I could help but feel it was more of the same from stick of truth. I'm not a big rts player I prefered the turn based in SoT. The level is exactly the same as SoT and I seemed to get bored because if seen it before. The story i didn't feel was as good or as funny as SoT was. Still a fun game, I just didn't enjoy it as much as the first game in the series. Expand
  6. Jan 24, 2018
    6
    it looks like South Park, it sounds like South Park. the writing is clever & often funny. the South Park universe appears to be well-marriedit looks like South Park, it sounds like South Park. the writing is clever & often funny. the South Park universe appears to be well-married to an rpg format. the personal character customization is integrated effectively to the point you genuinely feel a part of it, interacting with the show's main characters. the potty humor that initially turned me off is actually pretty well-done too. the satisfaction of farting in people's faces and watching their reaction was admittedly enjoyable over-and-over. Boosting your character's stats by using toilets was also surprisingly well-implemented & gratifying. however, it just isn't that much fun to play. despite a hearty upgrade system, combat is slow & repetitive. navigating the town is slightly awkward & also gets boring fast, even with the unlockable fast-travel system. i was almost immediately digging through settings to boost the dialogue & combat speed to no avail. the game charmed me more than expected, but I was not compelled to work through more than about 10 hours of it before losing all desire to ever play it again. i didn't notice any of the bugs others have noted, perhaps they have been fixed with recent updates. Expand
  7. Dec 9, 2017
    0
    Utter crap. Counterintuitive interface, unclear mission objectives, no hints that are any use whatsoever, repetitive missions, and nearlyUtter crap. Counterintuitive interface, unclear mission objectives, no hints that are any use whatsoever, repetitive missions, and nearly impossible combat. Bought this game on clearance and it's STILL a rip-off. Will be sold ASAP to the nearest resale store. Do NOT assume if you liked SoT that this game won't suck. Expand

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