From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (10,891 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 3, 2014

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"Probably the best licensed game since Riddick, a light RPG with good loot customisation and the crude humour you would expect from South Park. 30fps o_o"
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About This Game

From the perilous battlefields of the fourth-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 fortold by the stars. As the moving vans of prophecy drive away, your adventure begins.

Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat 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.

Key Features

  • The Definitive South Park Experience
    Written and voiced by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Stick of Truth brings their unique brand of humor to video gaming.
  • An Epic Quest To Become... Cool
    Earn your place alongside Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny, and join them in a hysterical adventure to save South Park.
  • Friends With Benefits
    Recruit classic South Park characters to your cause.
  • Intense Combat
    Arm yourself to the teeth with an arsenal of magical weapons and mystical armor.
  • South Park Customization
    Insert yourself into South Park with something like a billion character, clothing, and weapon combinations.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2180 @ 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ @ 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8800GT or AMD Radeon HD2600XT (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: WindowsXP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 (both 32/64bit versions)
    • Processor: Intel Core2Duo E4400 @ 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon64 X2 4400+ @ 2.3 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9800GT or AMD Radeon HD4870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0) or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
Helpful customer reviews
45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Take the role of the New Kid and save South Park from its near destruction!
If you like South Park or if you simply want to relax and play a simple but effective game, do not hesitate.
Is it worth the price? Maybe not, get it cheaper if you can. But what I can say, is that this is a must-play.

This game should be played for the South Park mood, feel and humor obviously, and not for its RPG side, which is a parody anyway.

PLAY IT!
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39 of 43 people (91%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Fantastic game. The whole way through, the experience feels like watching a really good South Park episode or South Park movie, and the game is a *really* solid RPG, to boot.

But the game isn't without its flaws. I want to spend a few paragraphs on some criticisms of the game, and then we'll talk about what makes the game awesome.

The game feels heavily "consolized." Loading screens are far more frequent than they should be and the controls often don't make much sense. Throughout the game your character will be taught "magic spells" from various NPCs. Each time you learn a spell, you are taught a series of controls to use that spell. However, these spells can be used both in and out of combat, and in both situations the controls are different from one another—and in neither situation is the spell invoked the same way the game inititally taught you!

Your out-of-combat utilities (like firing a ranged weapon at something in the environment or sending a buddy to perform a task) are equally awkward to select and use.

Now, here I should note that I played with a controller attached to a PC. I started the game with a keyboard/mouse but changed very, very early on to give my normal gaming posture a rest (I play games a lot with the keyboard/mouse), and also because South Park: The Stick of Truth seemed to be tailored more toward a controller. Perhaps the controls are better with a keyboard/mouse, but using a controller felt awkward in many parts of the game. But not in combat. In combat the controls felt great. More on that later, though.

On top of that, the game's humor can be off-putting in some parts. This isn't a real criticism so much as it is a warning—it IS South Park, after all! The show has a reputation of making comedy material out of even the most sensitive of topics, and this game also doesn't hold back. I like to think of myself as a fairly easy-going guy and I try not to take many things too seriously, but there were parts in this game that I felt myself somewhat rushing through or avoiding just to get away from an uncomfortable topic.

There's a lot of back-and-forth running around the map in this game, and loading screens are absolutely everywhere. The loading screens are a real slowdown.

So let's see. The loading screens, the really iffy controls in much of the game, and the warning about how the game remains very South Park in its humor are all the things I wanted to make sure to mention. So, now we can talk about the stuff that makes this game a fantastic one!

While moving on the map and navigating menus is often awkward with the game's controls, combat is something the game gets very, very right. As I mentioned earlier, this game is a very solid RPG, and The Stick of Truth's turn-based combat is airtight. This isn't your typical "select an ability and watch what happens" kind of turn-based combat. Here, you'll select an ability, and then you'll influence the outcome of the ability with some simple, but fun controls.

For example, Butters the Paladin has a "Hammer of Justice" ability. To use it, you select it and then choose a target. The game then has you rotate the left control stick in circles to make Butters spin (think Olympic discus tossing), and at just the right instant, press the A button. Succeed, and you'll deal bonus damage to the enemy! If you mess up, Butters will still deal damage, but not as much. Again, this is coming from the perspective of using a gamepad to control the game; I'm sure this is different for a mouse/keyboard, but the principle is the same.

Combat is filled with awesome stuff like this. When you are attacked, most of the time you are given the chance to block some of the enemy's damage by pressing A at just the right time. Some enemy attacks strike multiple times, requiring multiple well-timed blocks! Different enemy attacks have different timings as well, so you'll always need to be on your guard.

These combat mechanics make even turn-based combat a very active affair. The action is fast and challenging, so you'll need to be spot on with your controls. Thankfully, controls in combat are responsive and intuitive, and anytime there's some ambiguity about what to do in battle, there are useful tooltips and pop-ups to remind you of how to use an ability.

While combat is great fun, the game also very often presents you with multiple ways of dealing with foes. Sometimes you can distract them and sneak by. Other times you can use the environment to defeat your foes without having to confront them. Keen awareness of your surroundings and appropriate use of your abilities out of combat can speed up your progress and yield satisfying results.

It should be noted that if you sneak by enemies, you probably won't get experience for dealing with them. But in the cases where you can use the environment to defeat them, you'll be awarded experience as if you had battled them!

There are many quests to accomplish throughout the game, and a few side quests can be completed as you progress. As far as questing is concerned, it's your typical RPG fare—pick up a quest, complete the objectives, turn the quest in. The game does nothing to revolutionize questing, but it handles questing very well.

The story-based quests, however, are always greatly satisfying to accomplish because you are awarded not only with experience and often loot/money, but also with story exposition done in only the way South Park can. It really does feel like you're earning a little piece of a South Park episode or South Park movie when you complete a story quest.

The writing in the game is spot on. You'll get to watch the South Park characters you're so familiar with do the things they do, in the way they do them, while interacting with one another and with your character. I found the story largely fun and interesting.

I was often quite pleased with the developers' efforts to include as many South Park characters as they could in the game. This could not have been an easy task to accomplish, but the game is solid through-and-through with the show's characters, and because the show has been running so long, these characters bring with them their histories, backdrops, and references that the South Park fan should thoroughly enjoy.

Character customization is very in-depth for a game with such a simplistic visual style. You'll begin the game by choosing a class, and then customizing your looks. As the game progresses, you will find, like, a bajillion different ways to customize your charcter's costume ("gear"), hair, facial features, makeup, and accessories. You'll even find "strap-ons" (for weapons) and "patches" (for armor) that let you add significant bonuses to your gear, letting you really specialize or round out your character and playstyle.

I did make a warning above about the game's humor, but for South Park fans, that (most of the time) means you're in for more of what you enjoy about the show. There were plenty of times I found myself actually laughing out loud at the characters' antics; or at the writing; or at the timing of a joke; or just at South Park being South Park. It's a funny game.

There is also a difficulty slider bar. Early in the game I cranked the difficulty to max and didn't look back, and for me, it was quite rewarding. The window of opportunity to block enemy attacks seemed drastically smaller, necessitating more precise timing, and enemies often didn't go down without a fight. I had to stay on top of my gear choices and customize appropriately. Which buddy to bring into battle with me was also a serious consideration, and more than once I had to stock up on potions.

Overall, it's just a really solid RPG, and I'd strongly recommend it to any South Park fan. I could go on about it, but I feel I've covered most of the relevant aspects of the game, and apparently Steam has a character limit for reviews. :)
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Stick of Truth is just one huge love letter to South Park, filled to the brim with references to things from throughout the show's run. The gameplay is like Paper Mario and while its not really challenging most of the time its still quite fun. Obsidian really outdid themselves and anybody who's ever liked South Park should play it because its an amusing ride.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
It's the best game I've ever played but so short story
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Great game built on some smart ideas. So you play as a bunch of kids, who play a live-action RPG, which becomes a cRPG in your hands. But as the kids' play turns out not to be just a game, your game turns into cRPG and gaming parody, posing reflexions (among tons of fun) on how "being a kid" relates to games and play. Brilliant.

Also, I got interested in South Park thanks to this game. Didn't even know the names of the boys before playing it.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Before reading my review further, do note these:
• I am a very hardcore South Park fan, not just for the humour, but for the valuable life lessons it taught me for so many years.
• This review is not a fanboy one, despite my feelings and personal thoughts, i try to be impartial when it comes to giving an opinion.
• I am not a very big fan of RPG games, it's not my 'main genre', maybe because i am not that nerdy (don't feel offended, please, or.. if you do, i can give you some butter to let it sink). Mostly i do not like RPGs because many of them have a huge imbalance between action, atmosphere, and a good story, but i do appreciate RPGs that deserve it.

I wished this for a long time now, my girlfriend bought it since it was my name day. I did not wish this as a 'game', i thought it might be pretty ♥♥♥♥ty, i just wanted it for the humour and because it's South Park.
I loved it so much that i played it 12 hours since she got it for me, with only 3 breaks (kinda small), i know, i know, it's kinda alot.
I can't talk much about the story, we all know it, i can tell you about it's moral tho, it's about how kids nowadays just stay on facebook all day, and refuse to socialize and play outside, you need to recruite kids to play with, but most of them are 'busy', you are one of the few kids that choose to turn a simple normal stick, into a 'supreme weapon' that can 'control the universe', so basically, it's an RPG in which you are playing an RPG. You and the other kids playing 'The Stick of Truth' had built a world separate from the real world in which kids nowadays don't play anymore, and don't do anything creatively.
I won't change a single thing in the story, it's so damn perfect, it has that South Park feeling, with alot of humour, that teaches you one more important thing.

The game itself was done great, the atmosphere is there, you can feel it, you can feel that you are indeed a kid in South Park, Colorado.
There might be few minor glitches, you usually can get past them easily, not a big deal.
When i finished it, i felt like cryng, i enjoyed every ♥♥♥♥ing second of it!


I would love an open-world South Park MMORPG, i will give you all my monies.
PS: If you never watched South Park, i suggest you see the whole show from the beginning, there are many things you might not understand if you never watched it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
THis game is so awesome, if you love South Park you will love this game!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Simply amazing.

If you love South Park you will fall in love with this game. It is well written well directed and just South Park funny !
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Super sick game 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
One of my favorite games ever. Old School RPG combat, combined with the most outragous South Park Dialogue. This is a must own for any fan of the show
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
About ten seconds in I discovered right click was fart, and it was then I knew I'd like this game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This game is funny as hell, including the humor from the Original South Park series, and all of the characters for that matter, This game is very well played out. From hearing Hitler Speeches, to seeing a beloved character make its return, and redemise, this game is one of the best, and Funniest I have ever played, plus it is a very simple and easy to figure out game. So Please, go get anal probed in Southpark Today!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Brilliant!

You can get a bad use of a licence with a bad game (Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse) a good use of a licence with a poor game (Deadpool) and then you can get a great use of a licence with a great game (South Park: Stick of Truth)

It goes without saying that if you are a fan of South Park you will love this game into tiny little Nazi zombie fetus pieces.

I can't remember when a game actually made me laugh out loud on so many occasions. One of the best games of the year!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Screw you guys,i'm going home!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
I don't even know where to start. Yes. Yes. And Yes.

Story: Clearly, since it was written by the South Park writers -- it would absolutely be true to form. 10/10
Gameplay: Totally old-school RPG status. Turn-based fighting. And endless maze of forest. Little snickers and nods towards 90's rpgs of yore. 10/10

My only issue when I first bought this game was the fact I got hung up on probably one or two missions because it wasn't clear what you needed to do in order to move on. But you can get past that with a simple google search.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Really Great game, possibly game of the year, wonderful story. Best thing was how exactly crappy they made it look spot on just like the tv show. Had a lot of interesting events and storys straight out of the tv shows.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I want more!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
A must have if you like south park! You wont be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Like always there are some good and bad things.
-It's extreemly short for a rpg, took 5 hours for me to finish this game while failing and walking for a long time not knowing where to go.
-Max level is only 15. There are many great upgrades of which I thought I was able to get all, but I could only upgrade a few times, losing some upgrades that would b helpful later.
-(achievements are difficult to collect like 'Just Saying Hi' where you have to fart on everyone. Don't mind this one because they're just achievements)
-You level up too fast. After beating up a few enemies you're level 15 in no time.
-There are barely any enemies when you have beaten the game.

But the reason why I recommend this game is because
-The gameplay is smooth, no difficult controls.
-Easy to learn.
-It feels like you're in a south park episode.
-Don't care about graphics, it's south park.
-Good customization, you can change your weapons, change your looks, upgrade weapons and switch buddies
-Okay story, it's not that good but it's good enough. It also has funny cutscenes.

So 6/10 for a normal game and 8/10 for south park fans.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
You don't need to know South Park to like this. As long as you can find laughs in inappropriate humor.
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