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.
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Release Date: Mar 3, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
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firedfreeze
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 25
this game is gold
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templar
5.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
Got crushed by my dads balls

Gave an abortion on Randy

Fought a giant fetus baby

10/10 im happy i live by myself
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Lanetrain747
30.0 hrs
Posted: September 24
One of the most fun and entertaining games ive ever played. If you enjoy the show you need to play this.
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Solo
12.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
Solid, simple gameplay. Great comedy and good attention to detail. I've played the game three times, easy to learn/play and each character offers just enough of a difference in combat to leave you wanting to play the game more. If you only play the story the game is about 8 hours, but if you do all the side missions that's an extra 4-6 hours of gameplay. If you're a fan of the show, have some time on your hands, and/or see it on a sale you should do yourself a favor and pick this game up, it's fantastic.
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Pinochet
15.7 hrs
Posted: September 24
Best game I have played this year.
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Titancore
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 24
It’s really quite remarkable how South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have slowly ramped up the shock value over the past 17 years to keep the show sharp. Whether they and developer Obsidian could pull off the same for a 14-hour game instead of a 22-minute show was never a sure thing. But there I was, shrunk down to Underpants Gnome-size, crawling up Mr. Slave’s orifices to retrieve a WMD, slicing through gobs of bodily fluids in turn-based JRPG combat and climbing up half-digested corn-on-the-cob as I went, laughing hysterically the whole way. I’m floored at how consistently funny it is, and at how well the outrageous comedy melds with the relatively simple gameplay to create not just an amazing South Park game, but an intelligent and witty satire of roleplaying mechanics.

As for the story, it’s a clever premise that allows The Stick of Truth to take place in a recognizable and painstakingly recreated South Park setting, but also brings in all the usual fantasy roleplaying tropes through the power of children’s imagination. It’s a trick used many times in the show, and it works great for the game, too. An epic LARPing session (as casually set up by last year’s “Black Friday” trilogy of episodes) has your custom-created new kid in town joining either Cartman’s Humans or Kyle’s Elves, all dressed in amusingly bad makeshift cosplay outfits. True to the show, things escalate wildly and hilariously, leading to conspiracies involving the government, aliens, and Taco Bell.

Though it manifests itself in typically over-the-top South Park-ian ways, The Stick of Truth is a Paper Mario-esque RPG-lite. You and your single extra party member (you’ll unlock several South Park regulars, though only one can fight with you at a time) take turns battling formations of enemies, be it the Gingers, crazy homeless guys, aliens, and more. Typical buffs and debuffs are ably skinned in screwed-up fourth grader verbiage (throwing feces to add “gross out” effects) mixed with mana-powered spells and timed button-press attacks and blocks to keep you on your toes during combat. It keeps things simple enough while still leaving room for some tactical depth. And Obsidian refreshingly leaves out time-sink annoyances like character encumbrance and random battles you can’t avoid.

I couldn’t resist the curious lure of playing as the Jew class over the archetypal Fighter, Thief, and Mage options, but the differences between them turned out to be disappointingly slight. Sure, each has their own special abilities, but there are effectively no class-specific weapons or items, and there’s nothing to stop a Mage from choosing melee-enhancing gear and carving up foes with a blade just as well as a Fighter. All classes eventually learn special farting magic (a crude parody of Skyrim’s Dragon Shouts) though both the thumbstick motions and especially the tutorial sessions for your powers of flatulence tend to be cumbersome. Achievement or Trophy hunting aside, this lack of class differentiation or significant choices in the story are big reasons why I don’t feel much incentive to replay the campaign.

The other unfortunate offense is that some extremely useful things are poorly explained, if they’re even mentioned at all. Tricks like being able to switch your Buddy at any time by pressing down on the D-pad to access the Party menu, or taking the first swing at overworld enemies so that you get the first turn when the battle starts, and what your Buddies can do and are specifically good at are all up to us to discover accidentally. One other puzzling issue is the slipperiness of the action-selection wheel during combat – it’s strangely difficult to get your pointer to stick on the option you want, particularly if it’s in a diagonal slot on the wheel.

But that’s about the extent of the damage. Aesthetically, The Stick of Truth might be the most beautiful crappy-looking-on-purpose game I’ve ever seen. While it may seem trivial to make a role-playing game resemble the crude, construction-paper cutout style of the show, it’s executed so well here that the two mediums are almost indistinguishable. You’ll never see a HUD when walking around town, for instance, unless you tap the Y/Triangle button. Only the very rare stuck animation on an overworld enemy and (on both consoles, but not a capable PC) the occasional frame rate stutter when a new area loaded in for the first time reminded me that this was a game and not the show. And that was the extent of the technical problems I encountered.

Speaking of the quiet Colorado mountain town, it is itself one of the stars of The Stick of Truth. For the first time in the series’ history, it has been fully mapped out and given official geographical context. As a superfan who’s seen every episode of the show, I spent the first two to three hours of Stick of Truth exploring every kid’s house and each recognizable location, and from Stan’s bedroom closet (be sure to check it!) to Stark’s Pond and South Park Elementary, they’re all packed incredibly densely with in-jokes. Even every piece of inventory junk loot I collected is a show reference with a funny description attached to it.

A convenient fast-travel system eases post-exploration navigation, but various quests provide plenty of enticing reasons to comb the town throughout the adventure. Classic songs like “Taco-Flavored Kisses” and “Kyle’s Mom is a B****” are deployed with deft comedic subtlety on radios and in shops, and you absolutely must listen carefully for the particularly perfect use of Bigger, Longer, & Uncut’s “Blame Canada.”

The roughly 14 hours of absurdity and satire feels just right, from beginning to end. That being said, despite featuring over 100 characters and countless references, I wanted more. Towelie only ever shows up in a loading screen. Ditto the Talking Taco That Craps Ice Cream. The always-hilarious Christmas Critters have a criminally short cameo that is literally off-the-beaten-path. And while I’m being picky, I was also hoping for some sort of interactive or customized version of the show’s opening-credits Primus song that never came (though, laudably, any time you load up your save file, the instantly recognizable back-from-commercial-break guitar riff plays).

The Verdict

The Stick of Truth makes one thing abundantly clear: I never want to play another South Park video game made without Trey Parker and Matt Stone's direct, intimate involvement. With a controller in your hand, you are almost literally – gloriously – playing a 14-hour episode of South Park. There’s much, much more here for series fans than the uninitiated, but it’s a light but good quality role-playing game in its own right. It is, in a way, Season 18 all by itself. It is funny, shocking, self-effacing, and pretty much everything I could ask for from a South Park game -- even if it’s mostly a one-and-done experience.

9.0

+ Feels like the show
+ Light but fun RPG system
+ Legitimately funny
+ Canada. Just...Canada

- Classes too similar
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FaZe Dank
20.6 hrs
Posted: September 24
South Park: tsot is like that one friend who always takes it too far. When it's over you'll either love it, or want to break off all contact and never go near it again, but either way you'll love every minute of it
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Asuma Sarutobi
17.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
worth buying it
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IxBxAxNOOB
11.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
4/5 takes some gettn use to if ur not a turn base player.but after some time you'll like it. funny AF had me laughing the whole game unless you get affended easy. its a must play. just for the laughes
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Relaxation23
22.8 hrs
Posted: September 24
Great game could play many different times and change minor game play but for the most part all the jokes and side humor get used up still a great game... take ur time it goes fast.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
South Park : The Stick Of Truth is a love letter to fans of South Park.
At first i thought this game is just a mindless parody with wonky mechanics.
I was wrong, polished mechanics, ABSOLUTELY funny story line with a lot of swear words.
Amazing turn based system, quests, sidequests, customization, perks and upgradable abilities.
Kind of short for my liking though, but its ok! I will 100% this game someday :D
10/10 Best RPG ever
Can't wait for the sequel, South Park: The Fractured But Whole
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
Tom Cruise Still won't come out of the closet. 10000/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
The gameplay is Baby's First RPG, but everything else is excellent. If you're a fan of the show, it's a must-own. It's basically an interactive, twelve-hour episode (and in the best way possible).

Stray Points:

Zero replayability. Everything is samey and overly-simple for veteran players. Consider this a one-time investment (an excellent one if you can grab it during a sale).

As noted above, if you're a fan, it's a must-own. That's because 70% of the appeal comes from the strange South Park mythos and all of the in-jokes and gags exclusive thereto. And, much like any quotationalist media, the more you know about the show, the funnier the game is. However, if you aren't a fan of the show, you have absolutely no reason to play this game. If you haven't seen the show, the humor may string you along, but the gameplay really isn't enough to sustain interest, otherwise.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
If you like south park you will like this game simple as that.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
A suprisingly engrossing RPG that doesn't end up as a time sink

How on earth Obsidian entertainment managed to make a good RPG out of South Park is beyond me. I knew they were capable game creators but they ended up crafting not just a good game but a great South park episode. You see and visit the whole town with enough interesting set pieces to stop the game becoming stale. Sewers, homes, streets, very small government facilities, very large bedrooms and...well lets just say something that will fly over peoples heads. The really ingenious aspect is having the whole game set whilst all the children in the town are fully engaged in a live action roleplay game pretending to be in a fantasy world of wizards and elves.
What would have been perfectly acceptable as a storyline takes repeated twists and turns, upping the ante until you would need someone like Morgan Freeman to come out and calmly narrate what the hell is going on. Yet at this point it's too late. You're smile is fixed and it's not going away until the credits roll.

They ended up crafting not just a good game but a great South Park episode

The classes seem to end up having less of an effect on how you play but the animations that occur once you perform certain class specific moves. Weapons and armour have noticable differences in abilities and customization allows a suprisingly deep level of item managment. Much like in other games you will feel the pain of loss for replacing your favourite weapon for a statistical upgrade despite the fact you think it looks worse. Only in this game your favourite weapon will, coincidentally, probably end up being your mothers favourite as well.

Gameplay wise Obsidian have crafted a game that absolutely nails the basics but feels to abandon any attempt at advanced tactics or strategies. Whilst you can certainly use items and afflictions to your advantage there doesn't appear to be further challaenges aside from rushing down the apponenet and instead a greater impact is placed or interacting directly in combat in the form of quick time events. Quick time events are usually the bane of any game but here they are used in combat for boosts to attacking and defedning, spicing up what would otherwise be an animated menu selection into almost a rythm combat game. Somehow it all just works.

Possibly the most underrated and least talked about part of this game is how it won't take your life away. Everyone is familiar with the Bethesda epics like Skyrim, or the Witcher series by CD Projekt RED but so often these games feel like the save file is something you keep as part of your lineage. Handing down to your son when he comes of age and he too will pass it on to his son. That's great for a lot of people for a lot of reasons, but I'd also like games I can completely experience without needing to take half a year off work. South Park can be comfortably completed in under 25 hours and that includes all sidequests and collectibles. If this feels like bad value for money then we will have to fight, just remember to wait your turn.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
If you're a fan of South Park, you probably already own this game.

If you're not a fan of South Park... WTF is wrong with you? Go watch it and become a fan of South Park. Then come back and buy this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
A really, really funny game that will keep you entertained for hours on end, and always cracking a smile. The entire game from start to finish is funny, the combat is surprisingly fun for a game I expected to be handled by amateurs. I'd recommend this to any RPG lover, South Park fan, or anyone looking for a single player campaign to keep you glued to your seat for hours. The one negative thing I would say about this game is that even on hardcore mode the game can seem pretty easy once you have a handle on using potions, healing yourself, and making use of special abilities. Don't let that deter you from buying this game at full price, or on sale! The game is hilarious, and is well worth the money!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Awesome. Loved every second of it.
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