Every South Park game, ranked
This list was originally published in May 2019
Do you like fish sticks? Well then you must be a South Park fan.
The question: people who annoy you. The answer? N…no character in South Park! It may have started as a cartoon that was funny because four young boys swore a lot, told fart jokes and occasionally got abducted by aliens. But now, over 20 years later, it’s one of the best satirical comedies of all time. Still with the occasional fart joke.
There have been numerous sweet, sweet South Park games, and each one has microwaved its balls so it can hop on over to our rankings. Remember, if you close the window when you’re meant to be reading, you’re gonna have a bad time. Just like Lemmiwinks, you must be brave and voyage through this adventure to see what’s number one (and 2).
Reading the list would be the right thing to do, and you’re PC, aren’t you bruh? Don’t bust my balls, man, read the whole list. Get a load of these member berries (oh yeah I member).
South Park Rally
Member South Park Rally? It came out in 1999 for the PlayStation 1, and in 2000 for PC, Dreamcast and Nintendo 64 (oh yeah I member). It was your traditional karting game, but with South Park characters and courses.
Despite the fact that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone didn’t work on the development of South Park Rally, they were more than happy to add their voices to the game, making it feel more authentic.
The main concept of South Park Rally is that the town is hosting a rally competition, and all characters are invited. Just like most games in the genre, the player can also get certain power ups, including the likes of Mr Hanky, Kitty, and even Saddam Hussein. Yup, these power ups could stop you from winning – so you can’t blame Canada anymore. South Park Rally may not be the best kart racer out there, but it’s certainly the most unique, and that’s mainly down to all the South Park references.
South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge
Member South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge? It was released in 2012 for the Xbox 360 (oh yeah I member). Essentially a follow-on on the South Park season five episode “Scott Tenorman Must Die”, where Cartman tricks Scott Tenorman into eating his parents, South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge is the tale of Scott getting his own back. In an act of revenge that is relative to having your parents murdered and being tricked into eating them, Scott decides to sneak into Cartman’s room and steal his Xbox 360 hard drive.
South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge is a platformer where the boys chase Scott through a portal that takes them into the year 2546. Eventually the boys make their way to present day where familiar characters like Butters make an appearance. You can expect to jump through a range of levels based in the future, the junkyard, the Chili con Carnival, and even Heaven and Hell. Some of the enemies along the way are enough to startle the likes of Randy, and it’s a platforming adventure that’s well worth checking out.
South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack
Member South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack? It released in 1999 for the PlayStation 1, PC, Dreamcast, and Nintendo 64 (oh yeah I member). It’s a party game where players competes in mini games and answer South Park trivia questions in order to be the winner. The player gets to choose whether they want to be Stan, Kyle, Kenny or Cartman.
With Chef as the entertaining host, and each player having the option to “shaft” the question and give it to the next player, South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack can provide hours of fun. It’s the perfect game to get nostalgic about the old days of South Park with, and a blast to play with friends.
Member South Park? It was released in 1999 for the PlayStation 1, PC, and Nintendo 64 (oh yeah I member). The first game to be based on the series, South Park is a first-person shooter developed with Turok 2’s game engine. After choosing which of the four boys to play as, the player has to defeat a variety of enemies across a range of familiar environments.
As a comet comes closer and closer to earth, South Park is overrun by a wide range of wacky enemies, including aliens, clones, robots, and even rabbit mutant turkeys. South Park also features a multiplayer mode, and 20 other characters can be unlocked with the help of cheat codes. Although its very aged now, South Park is a game that set the bar for future South Park games to follow.
South Park: Phone Destroyer
Member South Park: Phone Destroyer? It was released in 2017 for iOS and Android (oh yeah I member). South Park: Phone Destroyer is a free-to-play mobile game which tied in with the release of The Fractured But Whole. Like a lot of mobile games, Phone Destroyer features some microtransactions, but instead of hiding it, it uses self-aware comedy to highlight this fact, and even has alternate endings based on whether the player actually spent any money.
South Park: Phone Destroyer is based around Cartman’s idea of “Cowboys vs Indians” and features The New Kid from The Stick of Truth and The Fractured But Whole. Cards can be unlocked through playing, or through in-app purchases, and each has unique characteristics that can be used in the story, or player versus player battles. It may seem like a typical mobile game which requires lots of in-app purchases, but the South Park influence means it’s anything but typical.
South Park: Let’s Go Tower Defense Play
Member South Park: Let’s Go Tower Defense Play? It came out in 2009 for the Xbox Live Arcade (oh yeah I member). It’s a tower defence-style game where the boys protect themselves from invading armies such as ginger kids sixth graders, and cows – basically anything that doesn’t have a soul. The player can switch between different characters while playing, and there’s a heavy emphasis on multiplayer too.
There’s a vast array of bases to defend, and these range from the boys’ houses, to Hell’s Pass Hospital, and even the Town Hall. The constant variety in settings, and the vast array of South Park locations make South Park: Let’s Go Tower Defense Play a nostalgic game for all fans. The story is fast paced and flows well, and it feels like the perfect mix of a straightforward game combined with South Park’s comedic style.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Member South Park: The Stick of Truth? It released in 2014 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (oh yeah I member). The player takes control of a brand new silent protagonist called New Kid, who gets called a variety of different names throughout the game. South Park: The Stick of Truth perfectly blends RPG mechanics and South Park’s great sense of humour.
The game is a take on franchises like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings, and continues the fantasy style introduced within the episodes “Black Friday” and “A Song of Ass and Fire”. The player chooses from four character classes – Fighter, Thief, Mage and Jew – and each of these influence the battle style for the game. The turn-based combat allows for a variety of wacky attacks and enemies all based on the characters from South Park. South Park: The Stick of Truth is a must play for any South Park fan.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Member South Park: The Fractured but Whole? It released in 2017 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (oh yeah I member). Created as a sequel to The Stick of Truth, this time the New Kid and the gang become superheroes and aim to find a lost cat to receive the reward money.
The New Kid is highly customisable, and the RPG mechanics feel much more finely tuned this time around. Each mission includes countless hilarious moments, and the battle system is much more dynamic thanks to being able to move around the area more freely. You can expect to face Raisin’s Girls, Sixth Graders, and a variety of familiar South Park characters. South Park: The Fractured but Whole is not only a great South Park game, but it’s a great game, full stop.