Parents' Guide to

South Park: The Fractured but Whole

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Politically incorrect tale with lots of mature jokes, fun.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 14+

Not For People Who Can’t Take A Joke!!

This game is great. Not only does it perfectly recreate the town of South Park, it makes you feel like you’re one with the people. Playing as “The New Kid” you get up to a whole bunch with your friends as you play superheroes! Don’t be distracted by the cartoonish animations this game is quite mature and definitely not for people who can’t take jokes! It’s not recommended for the little ones because they most likely wouldn’t understand what’s going on. It includes (a lot) of racist jokes and language. And also includes nudity. In one portion, you have to find a stripper with a d*ck tattoo on her leg and it takes you throughout a whole strip club. You also have to give a lap dance to a grown man during this. It’s not a lot when it comes to violence but it’s a great game.

This title has:

Great role models
Easy to play/use
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (19):

If you enjoy turn-based role-playing games, love the South Park TV show or racy humor, you'll love this take on the characters exploring their town. While there might not be a lot of tact, there's a whole lot of tactics with the refined combat system. So if you don't mind your main character using flatulence to destroy enemies, you'll find a lot of solid gameplay here that can last more than 20 hours. While adventuring through South Park is a gas, and quite funny, it's the combat that will keep you glued to the TV or PC. You'll have a field of play during fights, with a limited number of squares to move across during each move. That forces you to choose the right member of your party (based on class and skill) and select when they should inflict damage, heal, or use a crafted item. Boss fights are funny (if not cringy at times, like an overweight stripper whose saggy breasts are falling out of her top).

You'll take on multiple missions and side quests, as well as explore indoor and outdoor areas, including ones that have environmental puzzles. You can look for collectibles, crafting items, and secret goodies, and you'll unlock and upgrade characters through a deep skill tree structure. There isn't much wrong with this game -- unless you think the multipurpose "flatulence" mechanic is a bit much -- but overall, it's an excellent turn-based RPG that's anything but politically correct.

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