DeathSpank

Developer: Hothead Games Inc.

Current Version: 1.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1 GB - Download

Description:

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Check out our other great games include:
Braid
Deathapank: Thongs of Virtue
Deathspank: The Baconing
Penny Arcade 1 & 2

DeathSpank got selected as Apple's Mac Store Best Games of 2011 award.

REVIEWS
"9/10 DeathSpank does nothing but please" Wired

"9/10 If you like action RPGs and things that are funny, buy this game. You'll be glad you did" RPG Fan

"85/100 Editor's Choice award. 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” IGN

"8.5/10 DeathSpank really shines...It's also one of the better-looking and most polished titles in the digital space" Destructoid

THE GAME
For uncounted years, DeathSpank has been a Dispenser of Justice, a Vanquisher of Evil, and a Hero to the Downtrodden. DeathSpank has long searched for a powerful artifact called...The Artifact.

Forged by unknown hands for unknown purposes some unknown time in the past, The Artifact is now within DeathSpank’s reach. But what is The Artifact and what evil tyrant seeks to steal it and how are he and DeathSpank related?

(DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, the second installment of DeathSpank's hilarious adventure is also available on the Mac App Store)

KEY FEATURES:

★ The Epic Humor of Ron Gilbert – Ron Gilbert brings his hilarious brand of witty humor and ridiculous dialog to a whole new genre in one of the most epic stories ever told involving a hero and his quest to find The Artifact.
★ Two-Player Local “Sidekick” Co-op – Recruit a friend to fight by your side as your heroic sidekick and work your way together through hellacious dungeons and a mysterious land. Local co-op requires a controller for the second player.
★ Explore a Massive World – The world of DeathSpank is massive and full of tons of unique and hilarious characters, dangerous foes, diverse landscapes, and chickens...lots of chickens.
★ Find and Collect Hundreds of Weapons, Unique Items, and Armor Pieces – Collect hundreds of weapons, armor pieces, and unique items (have you ever collected unicorn poop, or used a chicken launcher?) during your heroic journey and use them to customize your character’s abilities and inventory.

***Player reported issues:

If you are having problems interacting with objects to use them, please ensure you have turned on right-mouse clicking in system mouse preferences. Example: "I keep clicking the bowl and nothing happens. The same goes for the Spooky Fountain and the bucket." In such cases, you need to be able to right-click on the object.

Minimum Requirements

OS: Mac OS X v10.6 or greater
Processor: Intel
CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free disk space
Video Card: ATI Radeon x1900 or better / NVIDIA 8600M or better
Video Memory (VRAM): 128 MB or higher

* To play with a controller, the controller must be active before you start the game. This is even necessary if your save file
was originally created with a controller.

* Third party drivers are required to play this game using Xbox 360 controllers.

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Release Notes:

Minor bug fixes.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by mikebenda

Excellent, superb, and disappointing - I've completed all three games in the series and here's what I found. The first two, Deathspank and Thongs of Virtue, are fantastic games. I loved playing them. There are a lot weapons, armor, and potions choices; a huge map to explore; and a lot of side quests. The graphics are outstanding, and the design and the voice acting are of the highest professional quality. The storyline and the writing are also superb. It's obvious that Hothead spent a lot of time and money producing these games. I spent hours with these games and stayed up late at night working on solving "just one more quest". Of the first two, I'd say that Deathspank was my favorite as the quests in Thongs of Virtue started to feel a bit monotonous. I'd suggest buying both and playing them one after the other, then maybe stopping there. The Baconing is disappointing. It feels like a cheap rip-off, as if quality didn't matter since the first two games were successful and it would sell regardless of the quality. The graphics and locations aren't as interesting or polished. The world feels smaller and confined. The quests are dumb and many are ridiculously easy. The map system is different, not as nice and difficult to read. The new parts of the music and soundtrack sound really cheap. I had to turn off the sound in order to play. The writing feels unprofessional and the character of Deathspank has become cheap and cheesy. But worse of all they changed the Deathspank voice actor, and the new voice isn't good at all. Hothead should have either stopped after the second game, or spent more of the money they earned on the first two to make this a worthwhile sucessor.

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
1/5
Version 1.1
Review by d_arrington

Fantastic game with one crippling bug... - Seriously, this game is super entertaining and really fun, but I've run into a HUGE, frustrating problem: For some reason, if I change the screen resolution at all (which I really want to do to take advantage of my Retina display), the next time I run the game I can only see the bottom left corner of the window, zoomed in super close. This means I can't see the menu at all to fix the resolution, and as a result I've had to uninstall and reinstall the game every time I want to play it, losing my save data and having to start over every time. I've played through the beginning several times, but this one issue is seriously terribly crippling for a game this great. I don't think I've ever played a game this genuinely funny, but I've also never been so annoyed and disappointed with a game in my life. If any developers are reading this, please go in and fix this issue. I know I'm not the only one that has this problem (it's documented on various forums), yet no patches or fixes have been released. It'd be a great game if it was playable, but until it is, I feel like I just threw away my money.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 1.1
Review by mikebenda

Excellent, superb, and disappointing - I've completed all three games in the series and here's what I found. The first two, Deathspank and Thongs of Virtue, are fantastic games. I loved playing them. There are a lot weapons, armor, and potions choices; a huge map to explore; and a lot of side quests. The graphics are outstanding, and the design and the voice acting are of the highest professional quality. The storyline and the writing are also superb. It's obvious that Hothead spent a lot of time and money producing these games. I spent hours with these games and stayed up late at night working on solving "just one more quest". Of the first two, I'd say that Deathspank was my favorite as the quests in Thongs of Virtue started to feel a bit monotonous. I'd suggest buying both and playing them one after the other, then maybe stopping there. The Baconing is disappointing. It feels like a cheap rip-off, as if quality didn't matter since the first two games were successful and it would sell regardless of the quality. The graphics and locations aren't as interesting or polished. The world feels smaller and confined. The quests are dumb and many are ridiculously easy. The map system is different, not as nice and difficult to read. The new parts of the music and soundtrack sound really cheap. I had to turn off the sound in order to play. The writing feels unprofessional and the character of Deathspank has become cheap and cheesy. But worse of all they changed the Deathspank voice actor, and the new voice isn't good at all. Hothead should have either stopped after the second game, or spent more of the money they earned on the first two to make this a worthwhile sucessor.

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Satiated

Great game and looking forward to playing the others - I'm 100% of the way through the game now and its been a blast. I have no issues with the mouse/keyboard combo and it's just like any other hack and slash control wise. Click to attack and you can easily switch between two sets of weapons with a quick click of the tab key. The story has been entertaining and fun from start to finish, the graphics are done in a great style and looks great on my big screen all the while being as colorful as could be. Each area is distinct and the difficulty level has been smooth as the game progresses. You're powerful enough and don't really notice how strong you have gotten until you go back to an old area and just wipe it clean with no problem. Well balanced and just overall fun to play - and on sale! Couldn't ask for much more than that. My only complain on the layout would be the Enchanted Forest, everything at the entrance is level 20 (the max level in the game) but the baddies get much lower afterwards. I ended up not thinking I was high enough (not knowing level 20 was the max) and saved that for the end of the game whereas one should really play that area a little sooner than that. 5 stars all the way though - the quests were fun, story was enjoyable (and I chuckled plenty of times), and the loot balance was great as well. Highly recommend.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by Sean from GA

Best money I've spent! I'd give it 6 stars if I could. - This game rocks! It's just a ton of fun. I really enjoyed the sarcasm and humor. I found myself laughing, and that rarely happens with a game. The graphics are awesome and the storyline is good enough to keep you moving along. A great balance between leveling, fighting, and RPG - it never felt like a grind. I'm looking forward to playing the next one! No bugs, smooth gameplay. At $10 and under, its a no-brainer. You can't go wrong with this one if you like this style of game.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
1/5
Version 1.1
Review by SamuelRD

Game won't launch - I was really excited to get this game after reading all of the great reviews, and it was on sale too! After I spent five dollars on the game, it wouldn't launch. Every time I open it, it says "Failed to create OpenGl window. error: missing OpenGL extension ARB_draw_buffers." I am really dissapointed and would like some support from Hothead. I checked the system requirements beforehand, and it all seemed to check out, so I don't think the problem is on my end. If I can get some help with the game, I will change my rating!

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 1.1
Review by sc1996

I'm Forever Entertained! - I was a little skeptical about buying this, and I only bought it because it was on sale. Now that I've been playing it for a while, I don't see why anyone wouldn't want this game! DeathSpank is extremely fun and has beautiful graphics. I love the conversations between all the characters; they're so random and hilarious. Some quests can get kinda tedious, but for the most part they're really fun and entertaining. Some parts in the game took me a while to figure out how to do them, but other than that, I highly recommend this game!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
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