This South Park Game Was So Awful It Never Saw The Light of Day

No amount of Cheesy Poofs could have righted this wrong. 

South Park: The Stick of Truth was undoubtedly the best South Park game we’ve ever gotten, or will ever get. Except for the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole, anyway. Previous attempts just failed at capturing the South Park vibe entirely, to be honest. But then there’s this game: a South Park release for the original Xbox that never hit store shelves.

In fact, it never even came out of its earliest developmental stages, and from the look of things, it’s probably better that it didn’t. From truly awful animation of Cartman’s face (check out those chompers!) to derivative gameplay that looks like it was basically going to echo The Simpsons: Hit ‘N Run or Grand Theft Auto, this South Park game wasn’t exactly going to be a huge hit with fans or critics.

The footage below was captured by HappyConsoleGamer, who procured a debug Xbox console from Nintendo Age forum moderator qixmaster, and it shows off several of the areas you can expect to visit within the game. It overflows with glitches and in-progress gameplay, but there’s no real reason anyone can find as to why the game never made it to a full release. It was supposed to have been in development by Buzz Monkey Games, who worked on titles in the Tomb Raider series, but the studio was later purchased by Zynga and that appears to be all she wrote for the South Park game.

It’s an interesting gem nevertheless, especially if you’re a big South Park fan and want to see what could have been. Thankfully, it wasn’t.