An Exhaustive Guide To Every ‘South Park’ Video Game Reference

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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