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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.8
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.5
Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.5

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GameFocus (Oct 28, 2010)
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.
IGN (Oct 27, 2010)
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.
Game Revolution (Dec 01, 2010)
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.
Brash Games (Nov 11, 2010)
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.
RPGFan (Jan 31, 2011)
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.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Nov 26, 2010)
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.
GameZone (Nov 11, 2010)
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.
ZTGameDomain (Jan 21, 2011)
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.
PC Games (Germany) (Dec, 2010)
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.
PC Gamer (Jan 23, 2011)
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.
GameStar (Germany) (Nov 10, 2010)
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.
Legendra (Nov 04, 2011)
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.
Game Over Online (Nov 22, 2010)
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.
Absolute Games ( (Oct 31, 2010)
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.
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.