At this point, whether you’re an avid South Park fan or just a casual viewer, the World of Warcraft and Guitar Hero episodes are pretty much legend. But did you know that showrunners Trey Parker and Matt Stone have referenced a ton of other video games over the course of their 19 seasons?
In honor of South Park‘s upcoming Season 20, Enjoy!
Real-World Game References:
Episode: Video Game:Batman: Arkham City
Cartman discovers that someone has broken into his room. Luckily for him, his stormtrooper watch and copy of Batman: Arkham City for the Xbox 360 were left untouched.
Episode: Video Game:Call of Duty: World at War
Cartman and his classmates are all seen playing Call of Duty: World at War on their computers during class.
Episode: Video Game:Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Ike is seen watching YouTube sensation PewDiePie commenting on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Episode: Video Game:Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Cartman offers to turn in his friend to the bloodthirsty makeshift economic council without hesitation; all he asks for in return is Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for hand-held Nintendo DS.
Episode: Video Game:Grand Theft Auto V
Cartman goes online to hunt for a copy of Grand Theft Auto V.
Episode: Video Game:L.A. Noire
One of the more obscure video game references, in this episode Cartman, Kyle and Kenny are seen playing the 2011 hit game.
Episode: Video Game:Guitar Hero
Who could forget the episode in which Stan and Kyle become Guitar Hero masters, whatever that’s worth?
Episode: Video Game:Metal Gear Solid V
Perhaps one of the subtler video game references in the series, in Part 1 of the “Black Friday” trilogy, Metal Gear Solid V is mentioned as being part of the PlayStation “Brack Friday Bunduru.”
Episode: Video Game:Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
Tweek and Craig are spotted together playing Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
Episode: Video Game:Minecraft
Harkening back to the famous “Make Love, Not Warcraft,” in this ep Parker and Stone once again utilize what looks like in-game footage to tell their hilarious stories.
Episode: Video Game:Rock Band
Not to be confused with the famous “Guitar Queer-O” episode, in “Whale Whores” Cartman sings a soulful rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” while playing Rock Band.
Episode: Video Game:Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011
Yes, South Park went there. In the Season 14 premiere, Parker and Stone give their own dark twist on the famous Tiger Woods PGA Tour game franchise. Very topical indeed.
Episode: Video Game:The Settlers of Catan
Although The Settlers of Catan was not originally a video game, in “Broadway Bro Down” Shelly can briefly be seen playing the board game with her boyfriend.
Episode: Video Game:World of Warcraft
Perhaps the most iconic video game reference in South Park history, “Make Love, Not Warcraft” heavily features in-game footage from the timeless MMORPG.
If I missed any references, please let me know in the comments section below!
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