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This article is about video games referenced on the show. For South Park video game merchandise, see List of South Park Video Games.

Many episodes of South Park revolve around either video games or video game consoles.

Video Games

Fictional Games

Chinpokomon

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

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Kenny in Heaven

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.

Heroin Hero

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.

Rehab Hero

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Rehab Hero

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.

Real Games

Batman: Arkham City

The cover of this game is shown in "1%", when Cartman is looking for his Clyde Frog, after he finds out that someone broke into his room.

Call of Duty: World at War

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World at War in "The Ungroundable".

Everyone is playing it at the start of the episode "The Ungroundable".

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

In the episode "Margaritaville", Cartman betrays Kyle for the game.

Grand Theft Auto V

The game was mentioned by Cartman in the episode, "Let Go, Let Gov", when he went to Amazon to see if they had a copy of the game.

Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero is the main plot device for "Guitar Queer-O". Stan and Kyle attempt to become superstars in the game.

L.A. Noire

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.

Minecraft

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Randy and Sharon in Minecraft

Minecraft is part of the main plot in the episode "Informative Murder Porn".

Rock Band

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Cartman, Kyle, and Kenny playing Rock Band in "Whale Whores".

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

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PGA Tour 11 in "Sexual Healing".

Eric Cartman and Stan Marsh are seen playing a fictional version of this game in the episode "Sexual Healing".

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

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Shelly and Larry playing the game in "Broadway Bro Down".

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

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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is the main plot in the episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft".

Game Consoles

Fictional Consoles

Unknown Game Console

Seen in the episode "Chinpokomon", resembles a Model 2 Sega Genesis.

Okama GameSphere

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.

Trivia

  • "Okama" is Japanese for "gay person" or "male transvestite".

Prominence

Real Consoles

ColecoVision

This console appeared in the episode "Chickenpox" at the McCormick Residence. It is an early console from the 1980s.

Nintendo DS

Never seen, but Cartman owns one as he wanted Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

Nintendo Gamecube

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.

Nintendo Wii

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The Nintendo Wii, as seen in "Go God Go XII".

Eric Cartman waits for a Nintendo Wii to come out in the two-parter, "Go God Go" and "Go God Go XII".

PSP

The PSP appeared in the episode "Best Friends Forever". It was apparently sent down to Earth by God to find the next Keanu Reeves.

Sega Dreamcast

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. 

Xbox 360

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.

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