Polygon – 8.5/10
Polygon’s video review liked the game’s mixture of fantasy/reality and character customization options. They got a bit tired of the repetitious jokes, though (such as the constant magical farts).
Forbes – 8/10
Forbes’ review praised the game for looking and sounding like a genuine episode of the popular animated series. However, they knocked a few points off their final score due to the game’s apparent bugs and glitches:
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone write and voice-act, and the entire game feels and looks just like an episode of the show itself. It’s an incredible accomplishment in every aspect, a totally immersive, interactive South Park experience, and quite possibly the best spin-off since Bigger, Longer, and Uncut. In many ways, this is the best South Park we’ve had in years, and a high note for the show.
This is also a game made by RPG veteran studio Obsidian, and as such you’ll encounter some bugs. This is the one real downfall of an otherwise brilliant escapade. Like other reviewers, my playthrough was plagued by stuttering, typically when you move from one section of the map to another. Characters will jitter and jolt as they move into the block. It’s irritating but not game-breaking. I once found that I could no longer equip any of my items and had to reload a checkpoint.
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GamesRadar – 4.5/5
GamesRadar’s video review noted that even though it isn’t complicated, it’s still a fun and noteworthy RPG. It was compared to the Mario RPG games, which is a nice comparison. They also loved the South Park art style and humor, too. Their review was largely positive.