Available On - PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Developer - Obsidian
Genre - RPG
Age Rating - 18+
Release Date - March 07, 2014
South Park: The Stick of Truth is an upcoming turn-based role-playing video game based on the American animated television series South Park being developed by Obsidian Entertainment in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios and published by Ubisoft. Similar to their duties on the TV show, South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have written the script for the game, are overseeing the project, and are providing the voices of the characters.
The Stick of Truth follows a number of video games based on the series, including three early titles South Park, South Park: Chef's Luv Shack and South Park Rally released between 1998 and 2000, and more recently South Park Let's Go TowerDefense Play, released in 2009, and South Park: Tenorman's Revenge, released in March 2012.
I don't know what else I can even say about The Stick of Truth without just spoiling the jokes for people, so let's just call it right here. The Stick of Truth is the best South Park game by a country mile, but even removed from the franchise's dismal history with video games, it's also just one of the funniest games I've ever played. It pays tribute to the series' long history of memorably offensive jokes while also delivering an original story hilarious enough to stand on its own. Even more importantly, its gameplay is in no way an encumbrance to your enjoyment. Obsidian has fashioned an honest-to-god RPG out of the South Park universe, one with enough depth and longevity to hold your interest even when the comedy takes a breather. If the fantastically foul world of Stan, Kyle, Cartman, and Kenny still holds any appeal to you, The Stick of Truth is a game well worth your time.
PC Gamer - 9/10. Editor's choice. A fun, polished, handcrafted RPG attached to a genuinely funny 15-hour-long South Park episode.
CVG - 9/10
Endlessbacklog - 9/10
Gameinformer - 8.5/10
Polygon - 8.5/10
GameTrailers - 8.3/10
Eurogamer - 8/10
Destructoid - 8/10
Edge - 8/10
Escapistmagazine - 4/5
Joystiq - 3.5/5
Gamespot - 7/10. THE BAD - Easy, short, and shallow.
Metascore - 85/100
IGN - 9/10 - Amazing.
Bottom Line: South Park: The Stick of Truth could stand alone as an extended episode of the show. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends on how funny you think Trey Parker and Matt Stone are. For fans of the show, this is a seriously impressive game.
Recommendation: That should be obvious by now. Do you like South Park? Yes or no. Your answer is exactly what mine would be if you asked me whether or not you should buy it.