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. What is The Artifact?
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Very Positive (397 reviews) - 95% of the 397 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 25, 2010

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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. What is The Artifact?

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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 (or equivalent with SSE2 support) running at 1.7 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 1 GB of ram, 1.5 GB (Vista and Windows 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: at least 2 GB of free HD space
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon X1900 GT 256MB and the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB cards; Shader 2.0 and 24 bit depth buffer support required
    • DirectX®: DirectX9 Jun 2010
    • Local co-op requirements: A controller is required for the second player
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6+
    • 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 8600 or better
    • Video Memory (VRAM): 128 MB or higher
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
"Diablo 2 meets Monkey Island?"
Not so sure about that--but DeathSpank may just be Guybrush's heroic (albeit slightly slow) cousin, sword-spinning his way to defeating evil Lord von Prong. Plenty of bad guys, loot, and, uh, snacks await you on this epic quest.
Environments, items and enemies offer plenty of variety. In terms of replayability, there is not much to be had there--although the game may be worth revisiting after a year or two have passed. Multiplayer feels like an afterthought, but it is actually possible to have an (offline) friend assist you at all times.
For your money, you're looking at around 6 to 10 hours of gameplay (depending on how you play it and if you want to do all the side quests). You decide if it's worth it. While you're at it, you might want to buy the sequels (DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue and The Baconing) along with this game, or else the ending (or lack thereof) may disappoint you.
For me, the verdict is clear: It's great.

Works flawlessly in WINE, too.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
35.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Really fun game. Good for the casual gamer. My 10 year old, who also is an inexperienced gamer, also really liked it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I love the stupid humor in this game. I love the stupid quests and stupid story. And I love the stupid characters.

But the gameplay is weak. The combat system is clunky, repetitive, boring after a while. There will come a time when the fun from the humor will be defeated by the weak mechanics. After the that point, the game becomes bigger and bigger pain.

I would buy it on sale and enjoy it while the fun lasts.
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58 of 70 people (83%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Greetings gamer wench! Or should I just call you Tina? I am DEATHSPANK, vanquisher of evil, dispenser of justice and a hero to the downtrodden. Review this game you say? Who needs reviews when we can have disco night? I, DEATHSPANK slay my enemies with impeccable grace while also looking good in purple (no actual chickens were harmed in the duration of this game). My goal is to find THE ARTIFACT, which I need, because of reasons, while my source of power comes from a special thong as well as a finely maintained dental line. But the most important thing of all is that where DEATHSPANK is involved, justice is served just like my tea: with two sugars, a little lemon, and a splash of milk.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
This is the funniest game I've ever played. Not exaggerating. I read every line of dialogue I could find because I didn't want to miss a single joke.
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