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DeathSpank

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
81
3.8
Macintosh
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5.0
Xbox 360
79
4.1

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh 1 5.0
PlayStation 3 5 3.8
Windows 12 3.5
Xbox 360 4 4.1
Combined MobyScore 22 3.8


The Press Says

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91
Xbox 360Game Revolution
Plus, there's even more than that, because DeathSpank isn't some weenie little diversion; it's a full-blown, long RPG with a huge overland map. Which at 1200 MS Points (or $15) is more bang for your buck than just about any other title out there. I find it very easy to recommend - a clear bargain and a great blow for gamer justice!
90
Xbox 360That Gaming Site
DeathSpank combines a hilarious script with decent gameplay to weave a short but pleasing action RPG.
90
PlayStation 3That Gaming Site
DeathSpank combines a hilarious script with decent gameplay to weave a short but pleasing action RPG.
89
WindowsGameFocus
I was already a huge fan of the DeathSpank when it launched last summer but was a little lukewarm over the quick release of the follow-up, Thongs of Virtue. Again, my love for the first game still exists with the PC version, although I do wish HotHead did a bundle and released both at a discount. While that isn’t the case, I still can’t fault this version and strongly recommend it to any PC owner looking for a fun hack-and-slash adventure.
89
Xbox 360Play.tm
There is only one way to really do justice to DeathSpank and that is to quote one of the game's characters. In the words of Annie the Orphan: "I love you Daddy DeathSpank."
86
Xbox 3603D Juegos
DeathSpank es una de las mayores sorpresas en cuanto a títulos descargables que nos ha dejado el 2010. Ron Gilbert y compañía demuestran su maestría no sólo en cuanto a sentido del humor, sino también al conseguir una experiencia jugable tremendamente adictiva. A pesar de no profundizar en ninguno de los géneros que toca, se trata de una oportunidad que ningún fan del rol, la acción o las aventuras debe dejar pasar.
85
PlayStation 3AusGamers
Instead of being a Diablo or 'insert action/RPG name here' clone, Deathspank stands as an awesome and humorous romp with plenty of great NPCs who all have a lot say. It offers all the weaponry, spells and items you would expect plus so much more, along with a great sense of exploration and wonder in a fully realised fantasy game-world. Sure the side-quests follow a similar formula to what we may have experienced before, but it's a small issue in an otherwise flawless gaming experience. As the Wise Cow would say ".............."
85
WindowsIGN
If you like sweet loot, hacking things to death, looking at beautiful landscapes and laughing at good writing, you might want to pick up DeathSpank. However, although the game shines in many areas, it does have its flaws. Questing can turn into a noticeable chore, and I would have gladly substituted some of the “go fetch” missions in favor of some more brainteasers. Still, DeathSpank is a fun adventure worth exploring.
85
Xbox 360Destructoid
As a single-player game, though, DeathSpank really shines. The addictive nature of leveling up and looting treasure chests and fallen enemies is here in spades, not to be missed by fans of the genre. It’s also one of the better-looking and most polished titles in the digital space, it’s also one of the meatiest -- there’s easily hours worth of play time here, more than many retail titles, all for $14.99. So what are you waiting for? Arm your “Demon Poop Hammer,” there’s feces that need collecting.
85
PlayStation 3Destructoid
As a single-player game, though, DeathSpank really shines. The addictive nature of leveling up and looting treasure chests and fallen enemies is here in spades, not to be missed by fans of the genre. It’s also one of the better-looking and most polished titles in the digital space, it’s also one of the meatiest -- there’s easily hours worth of play time here, more than many retail titles, all for $14.99. So what are you waiting for? Arm your “Demon Poop Hammer,” there’s feces that need collecting.
85
PlayStation 3IGN
If you like sweet loot, hacking things to death, looking at beautiful landscapes and laughing at good writing, you might want to pick up DeathSpank. However, although the game shines in many areas, it does have its flaws. Questing can turn into a noticeable chore, and I would have gladly substituted some of the “go fetch” missions in favor of some more brainteasers. Still, DeathSpank is a fun adventure worth exploring.
83
WindowsGame Revolution
So, like any proper hero does, it should take very little thinking on this one before you take action. If you didn’t play DeathSpank on a console, this is as good a time as any to laugh and cry your way through his first outing (just kidding about the crying). But there’s definitely not enough in this release to warrant getting it again, and I wouldn’t even go so far as to say this is the definitive version of the game. It’s a toss-up, really – for more intuitive controls the console version’s the way to go. For extra convenience in the game world, PC’s your ticket. Either way, DeathSpank would never even disappoint a filthy orphan, so he’s sure as hell not going to disappoint a paying customer.
81
Xbox 3604Players.de
Ach, du süß frohlockende Albernheit! Was die Mannschaft um Ron Gilbert hier an cleveren Sprüchen und liebvollen Verulkungen abfeuert, gibt's bis auf Querschläger aus der Telltale-Kanone heute einfach viel zu selten - DeathSpank ist ein köstliches Kasperletheater für Geeks! Dabei ist es gar nicht der behutsame Takt, in dem der pathetische Held zitiert und ironiert; es ist die Art und Weise, wie er aus jeder Pore ein Stück Spielegeschichte atmet. Und schreibt! Denn seine wie bunte Pappaufsteller angemalte Welt bietet einmalige Ansichten. Massig Missionen, vier frei wählbare Waffen, taktisches Kombokloppen, eine aktive Verteidigung, verschiedene Spezialattacken, ein witziger Kumpelkämpfer - es jubilieret das Diabloherz.
81
PlayStation 34Players.de
Ach, du süß frohlockende Albernheit! Was die Mannschaft um Ron Gilbert hier an cleveren Sprüchen und liebvollen Verulkungen abfeuert, gibt's bis auf Querschläger aus der Telltale-Kanone heute einfach viel zu selten - DeathSpank ist ein köstliches Kasperletheater für Geeks! Dabei ist es gar nicht der behutsame Takt, in dem der pathetische Held zitiert und ironiert; es ist die Art und Weise, wie er aus jeder Pore ein Stück Spielegeschichte atmet. Und schreibt! Denn seine wie bunte Pappaufsteller angemalte Welt bietet einmalige Ansichten. Massig Missionen, vier frei wählbare Waffen, taktisches Kombokloppen, eine aktive Verteidigung, verschiedene Spezialattacken, ein witziger Kumpelkämpfer - es jubilieret das Diabloherz.
80
Xbox 360Factornews
Surgi de nulle part, DeathSpank parvient à briller grâce à un gameplay classique mais maitrisé, mais surtout grâce à un énorme travail dans l'écriture des dialogues et la construction de ce petit univers bien barré. Une valeur sûre si vous aimez les hack & slash, mais surtout si vous aimez vous bidonner.
80
WindowsBrash Games
At £9.99 on Steam, Deathspank is perfectly suited for those looking for some light relief with some familiar gameplay and a great story. It’s also a guaranteed essential if it’s ever included in one of Steam’s legendary sales. If you’ve already played through it on console, however, there isn’t enough new material here to make it worth your while.
80
WindowsRPGFan
Overall, DeathSpank was ideally suited for the downloadable game format. It is quick, accessible, and hugely entertaining. I wasn't captivated by stat min/maxing or hunting for the most powerful weapons, but the flow of new rewards was good, and I was thoroughly engaged by the interactions and combat until the last moments of the game. The overall design is solidly executed, and the PC version makes welcome refinements to that foundation. If you're looking for fun, lighthearted RPG-ing with some laughs along the way, DeathSpank won't do you wrong.
80
Xbox 360Level
Men så hittar jag in i det, blir engagerad i världen och fångad av den fantastiska presentationen. Spelet öppnar sig och visar intelligens och humor, två saker som känns utrotningshotade 2010. Dialogen visar varför spelindustrin saknat Ron Gilbert. När det är som bäst uppfyller Deathspank sin produktbeskrivning. Och då förstår ni hur bra det är. Ögonblick när jag förstår att, ja, det är det här jag väntat på.
80
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Accessible, drôle, et généreux en termes de contenu, DeathSpank : Episode 1 : Orphans of Justice est une excellente surprise sur Playstation Network. Que l'on soit amateur de hack'n slash ou simplement à la recherche d'un défouloir rafraîchissant et coloré, ce titre jubilatoire est un véritable remède à la mauvaise humeur. Dommage qu'il n'ait pas été traduit en français.
80
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Accessible, drôle, et généreux en termes de contenu, DeathSpank : Episode 1 : Orphans of Justice est une excellente surprise sur Playstation Network. Que l'on soit amateur de hack'n slash ou simplement à la recherche d'un défouloir rafraîchissant et coloré, ce titre jubilatoire est un véritable remède à la mauvaise humeur. Dommage qu'il n'ait pas été traduit en français.
80
Xbox 360Games Radar
If you’ve played any Diablo-style RPG and any Monkey Island-style adventure and enjoyed them, you know you’ll like DeathSpank. It’s a hilarious and seamless combination of the two genres more than worthy of your 15 bucks and a couple weekends of your time.
80
Xbox 360G4 TV: X-Play
There’s a twisted genius that lies behind the flaming g-string of justice. Deathspank doesn’t only presents a host of entertaining characters, but innovative mechanics that accommodate both new recruits and seasoned veterans in their quest to dispense justice and vanquish evil. While not every aspect may be perfect -- the quest structure can be a bit too easy and the game seems to trade humor for plot cohesion at times -- this reviewer hopes that this will be the start of a beautiful franchise.
80
Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Sometimes, it feels like the current generation of games has been oversaturated with titles that take themselves too seriously. That's why a quality title like DeathSpank is such a valuable commodity: Not only is it in on the joke, but it's willing to take the punchline-accompanying prat-fall and mandatory pie to the face.
78
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
DeathSpank is in dit eerste deel nog steeds bijzonder grappig, maar er zit toch iets minder variatie in het spel. De pc-beleving is een tikkeltje anders, maar minstens even goed als op console.
75
WindowsGameZone
DeathSpank is a true love-it-or-hate-it game through and through. If you appreciated the jokes in Ron Gilbert’s earlier games (such as Monkey Island), and share an equal appreciation for Diablo-style games, it is worth a look.
75
PlayStation 31UP
Which is a small example of something that speaks for DeathSpank overall. Despite my litany of annoyances earlier, I really like playing it simply because it's so refreshing. Purely as an action-RPG, it's a competent game with a few significant flaws in the name of simplicity/accessibility, but as an experience, it shines with humor and wit all over, and makes me hopeful for an improved sequel.
73
WindowsZTGameDomain
I think DeathSpank as a whole is still a rather enjoyable game. The combat works and works very well. The constant acquiring of new weapons and loot really keep the gamer playing. The only problem is the fact that all the quests boil down to gathering a bunch of items or killing a certain number of enemies. I think if you took your time with the game and try not to rush through it, you won’t get as burned out on the quests. Plus, with a play time of just under 8 hours, you’ll definitely get your $15 worth out of it.
72
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Angesichts all der aktuellen Fortsetzungen bekannter Marken weiß ich kleine Indje-Titel mit frischen Ideen wie Deathspank wirklich zu schätzen. Wer über das eintönige Spielprinzip hinwegsieht, bekommt ein nettes Spiel für zwischendurch geboten. Die grandiosen Dialoge und Sprecher sorgten bei mir für regelmäßiges Grinsen und die Anspielungen auf typische Rollenspiel-Elemente sind gut gelungen. Wer allerdings für den Murks von einem Heilungssystem verantwortlich ist, sollte sich für diese spielerische Zumutung schämen! Bitte, liebe Entwickler, bessert hier im dritten Teil unbedingt nach! Und wenn ihr schon dabei seid, könnt ihr auch gleich eine ordentliche Schippe Abwechslung draufpacken.
72
WindowsPC Gamer
So you’re left with something that’s funny, full of character both visually and verbally, and which has a mildly frustrating combo system piled on top. For the level of amusement I derived from Deathspank, I think I can live with that. There was something about thongs in there too. Thongs are pretty funny.
71
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Deathspank als Action-Rollenspiel zu bezeichnen? Gewagt! Dafür fehlt einfach zu viel von den Kerndisziplinen des Genres. Allein das so wichtige Charaktersystem ist ein schlechter Witz. Womit wir aber auch schon bei der großen Stärke des Spiels sind: Der Witz stimmt, er hebt Deathspank aus der Masse heraus. Ich freue mich jedenfalls schon auf die PC-Version des Nachfolgers Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue. Den gibt’s bisher nur für Xbox Live Arcade.
70
WindowsLegendra
DeathSpank: Orphans of Justice est assez brillant. Parce que sur une scène indie où le maitre mot pour s’en sortir est l’originalité (Limbo, Flower), il tire son épingle du jeu en restant résolument classique. Sa réussite réside dans le fait d’avoir grossi au maximum les traits du Hack’n’Slash pour en extraire l’essence même du fun et d’avoir ensuite enrobé ce plaisir instantané d’un délicieux humour et d’un univers haut en couleurs. DeathSpank a joué la carte de la caricature sur tous les plans, et malgré quelques imperfections, c’est une affaire rondement menée.
70
WindowsGame Over Online
Overall, I didn't enjoy DeathSpank very much. If the game had been funnier, then the amusing dialogue and situations might have been enough to make up for the basic gameplay mechanics (which was the case for 2005's The Bard's Tale, and, to a lesser extent, the more recent Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes), but I didn't find that to be the case, and so completing the game's 10-15 hour campaign ended up feeling more like a chore than a fun time at the computer. But DeathSpank is priced reasonably, and, depending on your sense of humor, might have just enough going for it to be a worthwhile purchase.
70
Xbox 360GameCola.net
Sure, DeathSpank’s gameplay can get tedious, since sooooo much of it is fetch quests, and sooooo much of it is “kill X number of monster” quests (actually, that’s about 95% of the game), but the things I was doing were so silly and the accompanying text so amusingly bizarre that I wanted to keep tackling every absurdist quest they gave me to see what would happen next. I played this game for 10 hours (not bad, for a $15 downloadable game), completing every single quest, and I want more
70
Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
DeathSpank may rely on Diablo for its inspiration, but this new take on the stale genre builds on Torchlight’s colorful interpretation of an Action-RPG, while also finding its own unique voice through some entertaining dialogue trees. It’s hard to take DeathSpank too seriously. In many ways, it’s a success in showing how comedy can be used to make once-exciting game genres interesting again, but fails to come full circle as a finished product. With that said, it comes recommended for fans of the Penny Arcade Adventures episodes, as well as fans of classic point-and-click adventure games.
70
Xbox 360GamersGlobal
Wären da nicht die eintönigen Missionen, hätte Deathspank ein sehr gutes Spiel werden können. Der Humor und der Umfang retten den Titel dann doch noch vor dem Mittelmaß. Einen neuen Meilenstein hat Ron Gilbert zwar nicht gesetzt, schämen muss er sich aber auch nicht: Diese Diablo-Variante ist grafisch spritzig und wirklich lustig, sofern ihr mit dem Humor, der vor allem das Fantasy- und Rollenspiel-Genre auf die Schippe nimmt, etwas anfangen könnt.
70
PlayStation 3GamersGlobal
Wären da nicht die eintönigen Missionen, hätte Deathspank ein sehr gutes Spiel werden können. Der Humor und der Umfang retten den Titel dann doch noch vor dem Mittelmaß. Einen neuen Meilenstein hat Ron Gilbert zwar nicht gesetzt, schämen muss er sich aber auch nicht: Diese Diablo-Variante ist grafisch spritzig und wirklich lustig, sofern ihr mit dem Humor, der vor allem das Fantasy- und Rollenspiel-Genre auf die Schippe nimmt, etwas anfangen könnt.
70
Xbox 360videogamer.com
DeathSpank’s mishmash of genres is definitely entertaining at first, but it never manages to live up to its appealing concept. It’s trying to combine the best parts of two beloved genres, but in doing so it creates a product that’s not as good as either. Each of its component parts has been produced with a keen eye and a loving touch, but the overall product is lacking. The bumbling hero might have plenty of things to see and do, but you’ll probably have had your fill long before the game comes to any sort of conclusion.
68
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Если бы к стильному мультяшно-картонному видеоряду (особенно симпатичному в высоких разрешениях на РС), качественной озвучке и неплохой музыке DeathSpank добавить проработанный геймплей, цены бы ей не было. Но в нынешнем виде мало кто захочет пройти игру по второму кругу, а для любого Diablo-клона это — самое важное.
60
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
While certainly not a title that’s going to find its way onto any Best of lists for 2010, I had a lot of fun during my time with DeathSpank. It’s simple yet addictive gameplay had me in the “one more try” zone, and while not something I can see myself staying up all night to complete, it is definitely an adventure worth attempting.
60
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
When the curtain falls DeathSpank feels like something of a disappointment, but there's undoubtedly a market for the end product. If you like your loot-'em-ups, and you're looking for something humorous and a bit different, this is clearly the game for you. Just don't expect it to sparkle in the way which many, myself included, hoped that it would.