South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Rating Summary

Based on 180 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

80%

Critics Recommend

Based on 180 critic reviews
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86 / 100
Oct 17, 2017

A slick RPG with superb tactical combat, a detailed world to explore, and a gleefully crude sense of humour.

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Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is another epic-length episode of the humor that's kept fans of the show laughing for 20 years. The Marvel vs DC parody delivers regular laugh-out-loud moments with only a few faltering gags, and the combat soon evolves into something much more complex and interesting than The Stick of Truth's simple system.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 16, 2017

Ubisoft tightens up the systems but can't quite replicate the sparkle for this fun but flawed RPG sequel.

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Oct 16, 2017

South Park balances ample fan service with gameplay that stands on its own merits and an engaging story. It won't make you a fan if you weren't one already, but it's hard to imagine a better-realized adaptation.

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Oct 16, 2017
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7 / 10
Oct 16, 2017

A surprisingly deep and customisable role-player, wrapped in an enjoyable but unremarkable episode of South Park.

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8.8 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

The Fractured But Whole is a worthy follow-up to one of the best video game adaptations of a TV show ever made. It has consistent humor, a story with a satisfying pay-off, and a fun new combat system

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7 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

At the beginning of this review, I outed myself as someone who's not a huge South Park fan, but I've watched enough of the show to understand that this is its modus operandi. It foregrounds loud, over-the-top, “edgy” humor, and it backgrounds surprisingly thoughtful character arcs. South Park: The Fractured But Whole matches the show's strange mix of intentions; it is totally aligned in that way. And in that way, it provided the perfect reminder for why the show (and, to a lesser extent, this game) aren't for me.

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8 / 10
Oct 16, 2017

Ubisoft's follow-up to the Stick of Truth shines with a rewarding combat system wrapped around South Park's distinct brand of humor.

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Unscored
Oct 18, 2017

It is a well-crafted game, and like its predecessor, it feels like an authentic recreation of South Park the show. It is full of shocking, outrageous moments. But it can also feel sanitized, like a Disney-fied rendition of a cartoon that won many early fans over with how crappy and explicitly un-Disney it was.

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