List of video game references
- This article is about video game references on the show. For a list of the South Park video games, see List of South Park video games.
Many episodes of South Park revolve around either video games or video game consoles.
- 1 Video Games
- 1.1 Fictional Games
- 1.2 Real Games
- 1.2.1 Batman: Arkham City
- 1.2.2 Call of Duty: World at War
- 1.2.3 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- 1.2.4 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
- 1.2.5 Dragon Age
- 1.2.6 Grand Theft Auto V
- 1.2.7 Guitar Hero
- 1.2.8 L.A. Noire
- 1.2.9 Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
- 1.2.10 Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
- 1.2.11 Minecraft
- 1.2.12 Rock Band
- 1.2.13 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
- 1.2.14 The Settlers of Catan
- 1.2.15 World of Warcraft
- 2 Game Consoles
- 2.1 Fictional Consoles
- 2.2 Real Consoles
Chinpokomon is a parody of the real franchise, Pokémon. In the episode, "Chinpokomon", the cartoon, video game, and toys are used as tools by the Japanese to recruit children into bombing Pearl Harbor a second time. Through the use of an actress within the game, she hypnotizes the boys with flashing lights while teaching them commands in broken English.
Heaven and Hell
The game was played by Kenny McCormick in "Best Friends Forever" and it was said to have been invented by God, as a simulation to find the next "Keanu Reeves". God also invented the PSP, in order to find a suitable strategist for the ultimate battle against the forces of Hell that were attempting to invade Heaven.
- Main article: Heroin Hero
Heroin Hero is a video game appearing in "Guitar Queer-O". Heroin Hero relieves you of stress: there's no score or time limit, you just chase a pink dragon through a magical enchanted forest while injecting simulated heroin, but you never catch it. Overuse seems to actually cause symptoms of heroin use to the player.
Was a spin off of Heroin Hero meant to help cure the addiction to Heroin Hero. No gameplay has been shown of it, but the clerk claimed you run away from the pink dragon (instead of chasing it). Paris Hilton can be seen on the cover of Rehab Hero.
Terrance and Phillip Give Us Your Money Mobile Game
A game app for smart-phones originating from Canada appearing in "Freemium Isn't Free". It is a pointless game wherein the player collects and buys "Canada-dough" on the screen in order to buy buildings thus fueling the real Canada's economy. The game was created by Canadian Minister of Mobile Gaming, who turned out to be the Canadian Devil, Beelzaboot. The game is believed to be a parody of "Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff", as the logo, title screen, and interface are nearly identical.
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Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty: World at War
Everyone is playing it at the start of the episode "The Ungroundable".
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Seen in the episode "#REHASH" when Gerald asks Kyle if he wants to go to the bowling Alley, he refuses and wants to instead play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with Ike.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V
Butters compares virtual reality and Grand Theft Auto while rampaging through town in "Grounded Vindaloop".
Stan and Thad Jarvis playing Guitar Hero.
Stan playing Guitar Hero after playing a lot of Heroin Hero.
Kyle, Cartman and Kenny are shown playing L.A. Noire on Xbox 360 in the episode, "You're Getting Old", shortly after Stan is diagnosed with cynicism.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
In the Black Friday three-parter, the Playstation 4 "Brack Friday Bunduru" includes a pre-order coupon for this game.
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
Minecraft is part of the main plot in the episode "Informative Murder Porn".
Stan Marsh is upset about the slaughtering of whales and tries to recruit his friends to help stop it. Uninterested in his endeavors, Eric Cartman ridicules Stan while singing Lady Gaga's song "Poker Face", modifying the lyrics to insult Stan and his cause.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
The game mirrored the real life incidences of Tiger Woods' life, ranging from the fight with his wife to reconciliation, and his eventual return to golf. After the fighting part of the game ended and the golf part began, Cartman and Stan proclaim golf games to be boring again.
The Settlers of Catan
The Settlers of Catan is a strategy farming board game. The goal of the game is to build settlements and acquire resources; the most productive settlement with the most land wins. Shelly Marsh and her new friend Larry Feegan are seen playing the game during the Season Fifteen episode, "Broadway Bro Down".
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is the main plot in the episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft".
Unknown Game Console
Seen in the episode "Chinpokomon", resembles a Model 2 Sega Genesis.
First seen in the episode "Towelie" as a gift from Sharon to the boys. It has made rare appearances throughout the series. It appears to be a parody of the Nintendo GameCube. The only game mentioned for the system is called Thirst for Blood. The console appears as a junk item in South Park: The Stick of Truth.
- "Okama" is Japanese for "gay person" or "male transvestite".
- "It's Christmas in Canada" - Seen in the window of a store.
- "Goobacks" - Seen in the window of a store.
- "You Got F'd in the A" - Seen at the arcade during the pizza party.
- "Make Love, Not Warcraft" - In the background of Jenkins apartment.
- "1%" - Token Black has one in his room when Eric Cartman stays the night.
Never seen, but Cartman owns one as he wanted Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.
In the Go God Go two-parter, the science museum that Cartman goes to in the future has a Gamecube to the left of the Wii, despite the fact that previous episodes have used the aforementioned "Gamesphere" instead.
Never actually seen, but the boys wanted to buy one in "The Tooth Fairy Tats 2000". Cartman had come up with the idea, and the boys had become extremely crazy about it. The whole episode revolved around them getting it, but sadly they could not raise the money.
Stan, Kyle, and Cartman own one. Cartman's is seen in the episode "Tsst". In "Tonsil Trouble", Kyle mentions he is going to break it because Cartman gave him AIDS. The Harley riders mention kids being around loud stuff, such as the Xbox, when they realize that they aren't the loudest ones in South Park. Scott Malkinson plays Xbox 360 with them, in Elementary School Musical.
Xbox One vs. Playstation 4 Wars
In the three-part episode "Black Friday" the towns children are divided between which will the better gaming system this holiday season. Stan, Jimmy, Clyde, Butters, Kenny (after betrayal), and Tweek choose the PS4. While Cartman, Kyle, Token, and Timmy choose the Xbox One. A war ensues pitting the friends against each other. In the end, Xbox wins. However, the boys were distraught by the brutality of the war and decide that playing outside is better than video games, in general.
- Main article: Oculus Rift
The Oculus Rift is the main plot of "Grounded Vindaloop" where the boys are stuck in the game and trying to decide if their world is real or not.