BIGGER, LONGER AND CUT
The European console versions of the game have been pruned, although this was a decision taken by the publisher, rather than a removal at the censor’s behest. Players will miss out on several short noninteractive scenes, such as poor Randy Marsh being violently anally assaulted, along with a playable sequence in the game’s later stages that the squeamish may be pleased at having been spared from. Parker and Stone have fun with the edits, though – each missing scene is replaced by an image of Michelangelo’s David holding his face in his hands against an EU flag, with a witty description of the excised content beneath. The cuts are strangely inconsistent, however, particularly in light of the startling set-pieces that remain in the finished game.