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

    • 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
    • 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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✪ SQuarE
( 18.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I love playing this.
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( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
South Park: The Stick of Truth is one of those rare games based on an existing intellectual property that is not only excellent, but also true to the source material. It is not simply inspired by South Park, it is South Park. Watching the cut scenes is indistinguishable from watching the show itself, with all of the crude humour and profanity intact.

You are the new kid who has just moved to town, and are tasked with fitting in and making friends in your neighbourhood. You are soon swept up into a war between humans and Elves over the Stick of Truth, which gives the wielder control of the universe. Of course, things escalate from there, and what starts as a mere children's game becomes entangled with a government plot to destroy the town.

Fans of the series will love the plethora of characters and references to the show. The main cast is there, and can be controlled in combat as your one additional buddy, but even very minor characters make an appearance. All of the equipment and items you find also contain jokes and make it worth reading the descriptions. The amount of detail and careful attention paid to the cast body of work is staggering and appreciated.

The game itself plays mostly like a JRPG reminiscent of Earthbound, and the combat is lifted from Costume Quest. You explore the town, with more of it accessible as you gain new powers, and battles are settled in a turn-based system that relies on timed button presses for attacking and defending. This keeps combat engaging and fast-paced, especially since you are never forced to grind. The one downside is you will probably find a few moves that work well and ignore the rest, especially the fart (magic) system.

There is a large amount of equipment and a deep system of visual customization as well as weapon and armour modification. Unfortunately, if you complete most side quests and explore the town well, you will probably find most gear you find along the main quest is worthless, making those dozens of weapons and sets of armour just things to collect.

The game itself is short for an RPG, but still quite long when compared to other genres. However, since there is no grind, the game's length is not padded out, making the whole experience enjoyable.

The Good

  • Looks and feels exactly like a South Park episode
  • Tons of references and cameos for fans of the series
  • Interesting combat and progression systems with no grind

The Bad

  • Some combat options, like farts, have minimal use
  • Gear you find is often weaker than what you already have
  • Not particularly long for an RPG

The Bottom Line

South Park: The Stick of Truth is a game every fan of the show should own, if only because it plays like a mini-series. However, there is a lot here for RPG fans, too, especially ones who enjoy a modern setting and games like Earthbound and Costume Quest.
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( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
If you like south park buy it.

If you like ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ game plots but it.

If you ever wanted to play a game where you can fart on stuff buy it.

If you ever wanted to play a game where you get insulted 24/7 but it.

Lastly if the other kids ever bullied you in school and you wanna get back at them buy it.
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( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Awesome game. Surprisingly in depth RPG that stays true to South Park. Few games have me trully feeling as if I am in the imaginary world that was created for me to experience, and this game does exactly that. The only "problem" I have is that when a person purchases a copy of the new South Park game, they get a copy of Stick of Truth for their respected platform.. Could have saved 10 bucks, but then I would have been waiting another 6+ months to play the game.
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( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Kenny I love you!
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( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
TL;DR at Bottom
If you enjoyed this review,consider giving it a thumbs up!

Hesitant Recommendation
South Park: The Stick of Truth is a South Park themed RPG created by Obsidian and published by Ubisoft. Now don't let Ubisoft's name put you off because even though South Park is an Ubisoft game you don't need Uplay to play it. The game is about 10 hours in length even with side quests and most of the time you'll be completing the 10 or twelve story missions the game has to offer. The game is locked to 30 frames per second although due to the aesthetic it actually works in this specific case. The game as a whole is very well put together but since most of South Park is dependent on very subjective themes like humor, reception will vary wildy from person to person.
South Park takes place in, you guessed it, the small town of South Park and you play as a nameless and voiceless new kid on the block. You soon meet with Cartman and Butters and discover the fantasy world that these kids have set up, joining them in the process. This game that the kids play revolves around a "magical" item called the stick of truth and whoever controls said stick can then control the universe. Over the course of the game you run all across South Park gathering support for the humans so that you can assault the elves and take back the stick. Most of the story is just lots of general outlines of what could have been a funny story but instead was stuffed with toilet humor and fan service. A large amount of the lines end up being incredibly cringe-worthy, such as the overarching theme that you should never fart on someone's balls or some of the lines the girls have. The entire story ends up being mostly running around South Park and trying to recruit the various factions to play with you (I.E. The Goths and the girls). None of the characters are anything close to interesting and for a game that calls itself an RPG they really don't explain much about the characters and instead seem to rely on you having watched the show. As most of the characters are dull and repetitive, so too are the environments and in South Park you'll be running back and forth throughout the same environments over and over again for some tedious quest or another and in the end this is just too mind-numbingly boring.
The gameplay, however, is actually pretty well done as far as most RPG's go. You have multiple different methods of attacks: Ranged, melee, magic and abilities along with a plethora of consumables for mid-battle use. You acquire many different kinds of weapons and armor over the course of the story and each piece has its own bonuses that come with it. Most of the armor bonuses are just passive bonuses and thus are pretty boring but there really wasn't much else they could've done with this so I can let it slide. The armor types and models are suprisingly varied and you can get some pretty cool looking sets that really feel like something you would see kids create. You can customize your armor to a degree with various slottable upgrades and different colored dyes but for the most part the main bits of the armor cannot be changed. If you have half a mind and explore even the slightest bit then South Park will prove to be incredibly easy and, as far as RPG's go, incredibly short, as the game should clock in at about 10 hours and that's counting about two hours of exploring that I did early on. South Park has a real problem with difficulty and for pretty much the entire game, with the exception of a fight or two, it's incredibly easy. South Park has a very limited setting to work with and as such seeing the same old parts of the town can really hit you with a feeling of tedium that an RPG cannot have. Most of the side quests are pretty boring too and really end up being either fetch quests or quests you can't finish until later so you forget about them. Since The Stick of Truth is an RPG you can upgrade your character with various perks ability upgrades. Ability upgrades follow a linear upgrade line while perks can be unlocked in any order but also tend to have a more minor impact on gameplay. You unlock perks by getting more friends which you unlock by simply talking to people or doing their quests and it does give the town of South Park a very connected feel as if everybody knows everybody. There's also the buddy system where you can take one buddy along with you to fight in combat and help you out with environmental roadblocks. The buddies are simply a letdown because you end up unlocking the final one not halfway into the game and you are never given any reason to switch off of the first buddy given to you.

An RPG with solid gameplay that's severely hampered by places of cringe-worthy dialogue and overuse of toilet humor. Only for fans of the series.

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Martin Alvito
( 24.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
It's an interactive South Park episode done right. If that appeals to you, then you should buy it. If not, this game isn't going to change your mind.

The abortion clinic and the endgame sequence are totally unnecessary, but's South Park. If you're not comfortable with humor that ignores the boundaries of taste and instead vaults over those limits without fear, then you might want to find a different game. Other over-the-top scenes worked better for me than those. YMMV.

Long story short, if you're OK with South Park at its crudest then this is definitely worth your time. It's a simple but well-thought out RPG with tons of fan service in-jokes and a surprising amount of heart.
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Super Noob
( 48.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I haven't even submitted a review yet? Well, not much to say except if you like the show, you'll LOVE this game. RPG fans might enjoy it as well, although it's a bit on the short side but with quite a bit to do.
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172 of 185 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
First and foremost, this is a Ubisoft game that doesn't require Uplay. That alone deserves a "recommended" status.
Beyond that, South Park is, regardless of having the South Park theme, an incredibly fun game.
The mechanics are great, the turn-based fight system is really good and there's enough variety and excitement to it to keep you going for a good amount of hours.
Generally The Stick of Truth is a really decent game.
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211 of 278 people (76%) found this review helpful
213 people found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
There's a guy having sex with a horse.
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64 of 84 people (76%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
If you want this game, I recommend that you do not buy it from the steam store page right now. For an extra 30 dollars you can get this game and its upcoming sequel.

EDIT: You have to pre-order the sequel to gain access to Stick of Truth.
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
For South Park fans a MUST PLAY game
The intention of the creators was simple - it must be essentially playable southpark tv show. And they did it. It is all there - the jokes, the absurdities, simply all that we love about the show. Since it is an essentially a playable episode of South Park, it has the absolutely amazing story that drives you through the game. But the game isnt just the story, it is also the fine RPG system and the turn-based Heroes like battles. You (your character) choose a class at the game beginning (most definetly choose to play as Jew :D ) level up, gain and equip new armors and weapons and battle along chosen, our favourite and beloved characters from the tv show. Each character has his own special abilities, weapons so there is an level of "strategy" to your fights. Enough said. NAGASAKI FART!!!

GOOD things:
  • Essentially interactive South Park Episode = typical jokes
  • Quite long story = i think that without the achievement hunting it took me 20h
  • Casual - Easy to play, no hardcore skill to learn
BAD things:
  • Not everybody likes South Park, i guess they might think the game is as stupid as the show

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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
There once was a maiden from S-s-s-s-sto-sto-stoneberry H-h-hollow
She didn't t-talk much but boy did she s-s-s-s-swallow.
I have a nice lance that she sa saa.... saaaaa.....sat upon
The maiden from Stoneberry who was also your mom.
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Funniest game I have ever played, easily in my top 5 Steam games.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
-Quick Review-
South Park: The Stick of Truth is an RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment and released in 2014. It's really like playing a series of South Park episodes in a video game format. Having Trey Parker as a writer and voice actor makes the game all the more authentic.

-Detailed breakdown review-
Disclaimer: this game (and the show) has earthy and shock humor, South Park is basically TRYING to offend you, and I wouldn't recommend it to most younger gamer's or anyone who is sensitive ( political, religious, obscenities, cartoon nudity, fart jokes, you get the idea). Honestly I haven't even watched very many of the episodes but I have watched some.
On that note though, think of this review as coming from someone from the outside. I kept having this sensations that there were a lot of in-jokes that I was missing out on, because I hadn't watched all the South Park Episodes. But that being said I still enjoyed the game as a whole, read on to see why.

Story: You play the game from the perspective of a silent protagonist who has moved to southpark to avoid.... something! You just overhear your parents talking about it, but you character is about as uninterested as possible. The dialogue is quite comical since your character doesn't speak and all the other characters acknowledge it.
An example would be from the early dialogue in the game "do you know why we moved here?" *blank soulless stare* "Honey, I don't think he remembers...." "Good! Now go out there and make friends, son."

Really the only type of interaction I had with the NPC's was by hitting them in the shins with my weapon, or farting in their general direction. (normally I wouldn't stoop to making French Knight - Monty Python jokes, but that one was too good to pass up. Also it's never stooping to make Monty Python jokes.)

The story is surprisingly longer then I excepted, right when you're bringing one chapter to a close, you go home, go to bed, and wake up to find there's a whole new crisis to deal with. On that note the over all theme is that you're playing an "imaginary" (ish?) game with the south park kids. There are two factions, the humans and elfs, whom are at waring over the stick of truth.

The whole inventory, equipment, quest log, etc, is all done like it's on social media, there are several hilarious jokes that revolving around this theme. Although I did feel a pang of guilt since I only check my own social media once a day and never touch it again. Maybe the game is presenting an allegory for our addition to social media? ......Or maybe I'm over thinking a comedy video game.

Gameplay: The gameplay is solid; as usual the movement controls are my good old friends: "WASD", there are two active abilities you can use: you can toggle through all abilities with Q and E, and then use them with F and G. Or it's something like that, I kept getting them mixed up. I would be trying to throw a fart at a fire and instead throw a dodgeball or tell my companion to do something and butters would say "Well that would be just silly". DO WHAT I SAY BUTTERS!
okay, So the controls aren't PERFECT for a keyboard and mouse, but it wasn't game breaking, just mildly annoying hearing butter talk back to me. (One does get the sensation it would be better to play with a controller though *cough cough cough*)

When you first start up a new game you have different choices in difficulty. Being an avid middle-difficulty-man, I chose medium andddddd I think I under estimated my ability on this one, because towards the end of the game I found myself melting my enemies with my mighty mage spells.
You have a choice between different classes: Fighter, Theif, Mage, and Jew. But you're not limited to your class, so you can set up your gear and build to let the mage focus on melee skills, range, etc. So yeah, I'll leave it like that, just think "RPG customization builds" and that sums it up pretty well.

the combat is done in turn-based RPG style, where you execute specific actions depending on the attack. So for those that are unfamiliar with RPG-turn based combat, you select your attack/item/spell you > select your target > you do whatever action is required (for this example, right click when you see the flash effect) > you right click > you deal bonus damage or an effect. Next character attacks, and so on and so forth, and you keep going until everyone that stands against you is dirt napping. (I can't imagine this is a new concept to people, but if it is just ask in the comments and I'll map it out)

As I've already said, the best way to describe South Park: The Stick of Truth, is "It's South Park, as a video game". If you don't like or at least understand South Park's background, this game will mostly be a loss on you.
But as far as stories go, this one was amusing, and I feel that it was quite worthwhile playing through. And the gameplay was surprisingly solid, the theme amused me, the voices, music, and theme were completely authentic to the source material, I had no idea Trey Parker voiced so many of the characters!
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30 of 37 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
It's like an entire season of South Park crammed into a single game. Also, it's more jrpg than most jrpgs' these days.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I was not a big fan of South Park before this game. I had not seen the TV series and was completely new to the series. But The Stick of Truth blew me away. With fantastic writing and dialogues, this is one of the funniest games out there. The combat is somewhat difficult to understand with the blocking mechanic in a turn based battle, you soon get the hang of it. South Park : The Stick Of Truth is one of the best games I've ever played which is short but doesn't overcome it's stay. Brilliant.
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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
A game from Ubisoft that is't buggy, wait what is this ? :D
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