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Mostly Positive (145 reviews) - 77% of the 145 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 31, 2011

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About This Game

Prepare yourself for the ultimate sci-fi adventure by entering the hilarious and sizzling world of The Baconing created by Hothead Games.

You are DeathSpank, a hero and the ultimate Dispenser of Justice. You must defeat the Anti-Spank and his army of Cyborques, before they cast an evil shadow over Spanktopia.

Discover exciting new worlds and battle hordes of enemies as you search to unlock the secret within the Fires of Bacon.

Key Features

  • Explore unique locations such as The Forbidden Zone, Rainbow’s End and Hell’s Half Acre in a pop-up book style adventure.
  • Over 100 quests, challenging boss fights and mind bending puzzles to complete
  • Unleash devastating attacks on the enemy with the all-powerful Weapons of Justice
  • Control the battlefield with tactical precision by using your Shield Bash, Perfect Reflect and Charged Attacks
  • Play local co-op with a friend and choose from one of four amazing sidekicks

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (or equivalent) running at 1.7 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 1 GB or greater
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1900 GT 256MB and the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-E cards (Shader Model 2.0 and 24bit depth buffer support required)
    • DirectX®: DirectX June 2010
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB of free space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows Vista SP2
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (or equivalent) running at 1.7 GHz or greater
    • Memory: 1.5 GB or greater
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1900 GT 256MB and the Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI-E cards (Shader Model 2.0 and 24bit depth buffer support required)
    • DirectX®: DirectX June 2010
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB of free space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel 1.8 GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon x1900 or better / NVIDIA 8600M or better with 128 MB or higher Video Memory (VRAM)
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB free disk space

    NOTES: For the best results, make sure you have the latest drivers for your video and audio cards.

    Laptop or mobile versions of the above supported video cards have not had extensive testing and may have driver or other performance issues. As such, they are not officially supported in The Baconing.

    Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in The Baconing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
If you want to screw the story, crank up the hilarity, and spank the death out of your enemies on a planet-sized log, THIS.

Deathspank 3: The Baconing takes place in a world conquered by Deathspank, who managed to screw things up and created an unnecessarily evil archnemesis by simply wearing six pairs of underwear. To fix his mistake, he has to finish the legendary quest that he refused to complete in the last game, causing death and mayhem across various continents FOR JUSTICE!

And yes, it gets weird. Er.

I miss Squidi's dialogue script and unique missions, but this story manages to paint Deathspank in various hero patterns as the smarter yet gullible hero that hacks his way through every problem (except structural engineering, long story). Fun stuff, fun weapons, pretty challenging actually.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Pretty much the end for the sadly underrated DeathSpank series. While I don't feel that this game is quite as strong as the second, Thongs of Virtue, it still has plenty of entertainment to be experienced in this game.

The third game in the DeathSpank series tasks our hero DeathSpank to save the world from another one of his mistakes. Throughout the game you go through many varied and nicely detailed areas, fighting many types of enemies and gaining new loot to play with and show off.

The Baconing fixes some issues that the earlier games had, such as giving you the ability to grind gear into money with one button instead of dragging it through your inventory.

Like the earlier games, every weapon, item, and set of armor has some entertaining dialogue waiting to be read once found. Just spending the time to read the description of everything you find easily adds extra minutes to the entertainment. Every weapon and armor set is fully rendered too, changing how DeathSpank looks with every new piece of gear.

If you like Diablo-esque games, especially if they are set in a very Psychonauts-esque universe, then you will probably have a lot of fun with this game. The sound track is great as well, and really fits the whimsical world it's set in. The two earlier DeathSpank games are also worth picking up, but it's a shame you can't get them bundled, and they never go on sale anymore.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2014
Ahhh, DeathSpank! The final game in the trilogy. Like some action RPG's? Like Diablo games? This game is for you. Absolutely fantastic dialog. Funny stuff. I've completed all 3 games and still wanting more. Very fast paced and can be unforgiving at times with it's long range enemy projectiles, but damn worth it. Come.. stay awhile.. and enjoy THE BACONING!
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Being a fan of the first two deathspank games, I've always had an urge to purchase The Baconing when it came out on the xbox 360. After seeing many negative reviews on the game, i decided to hold off. Playing the game now on pc, i don't see what the whole fuss was about. This is the same tried and true deathspank formula packaged in a new adventure. The only concern was the difficulty of the game. I died many MANY more times in this game then i did in the first two combined. This game is a little bit more linear when it comes to paths to take, but this may be a positive or a negative to some. Game length was fair, seeing how this was a 15 dollar arcade game. I believe i beat the game in about 8 or 9 hours, and this is attempting every quest and collecting everything possible. If your a deathspank fan i would recommend this game to you in a heartbeat. Do not let the negative reviews sway you.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
A very fun and sattire saturated game. This is basically a mix between a hack&slash and adventure game (not point&click, rather Rayman type).

The main point of this game is an absurd storyline that is too wacky to describe here. Go and play it, you won't be disappointed if you like Monty Python like humor.

- very nice gameplay, I just wanted to complete this game to see how it ends
- parodies many tropes, movies and games
- graphics are cartoony which supports the overall tone of the game

- it gets too easy to early - basically you have loads of bombs, medkits or other support items that you can use anytime
- some riddles are just too wacky
- later in the game there is one stage with lots of backtracking - fortunately it's not too long

I really recommend this game, it's fast, it's fun and you can have a good laugh when playing it.

One hint - don't buy DLC if you just play singleplayer, because it's just a different character for the second player and that's all it is in this Roesha DLC.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Dispenser of Justice, Vanquisher of Evil, and Hero to the Downtrodden, DeathSpank returns in this classic adventure to fight his sworn enemy, the Anti-Spank! The game embodies a variety of classic RPG elements, tons of loot and the same comedic touch as it predecesors. Tied together by the Hack'n'Slash approach, The Baconing is a must play for all RPG enthusiasts and DeathSpank followers.

+ Funny storyline
+ Funny take on protagonist
+ Classic RPG elements
+ Tons of loot and a multitude of equipment combos/sets
+ Touches a variety of topics like corruption, gambling, nuclear sex
+ Easy Achievements
+ Local Co-Op
- No Trading Cards (Emotes/Backgrounds)

Personal Ranking: 7.5
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
I can hardly explain how much i enjoyd this game!

It's silly, sometimes "stupid", and it has it's dreary walk from this (god damn amazing) npc to the next (god damn amazing) npc.

Hothead Games has a gem here (i have not played the earlier Deathspank games, but i'm probably going to *adding to wishlist*) the writing is amazing, somewhat nice, but amazing!

Btw, if you did not notice, i'm quite pumped up about the game, and the reason is that i just finished it after 10,5 hours spread over two days.

Okey, serious time... The writing is fantastic, the voiceacting is fantastic, this game is fantastic!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2014
I enjoyed this game. The voice acting was superb and funny. Gameplay is your typical hack and slash with some rpg like elements. Highly entertaining. About 8-10 hours long.

Voice Acting
Gameplay is decent enough. Will die a lot, but still enjoyable
Graphics a re unique and very interesting stylewise

Die a lot...if you suck...which i did :D
Could've used more variety with the music
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
A surprisingly fun and addictive game. The humor and voice acting are all on point and, while the combat gets a little repetitve, the wide variety of settings keeps the game fresh and well paced. This game doesn't overstay its welcome and is great fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14, 2015
I have nearly 500 games in my Steam account, and the vast majority of them are still unplayed. So now I'm dedicating an hour to each of these games and writing a series of One Hour Reviews. An hour isn't very long to judge a game on, so think of this as more of a first impression, and take this review in the spirit in which it's given. Be sure to read other reviews from players who have spent more time in the game.

One Hour Reviews - Game 20
The Baconing
Purchase Date: 10/17/2014

I picked up The Baconing as part of a Humble Bundle. I didn't realize until after I had played that this is actually the 3rd of a series of games featuring DeathSpank. Looking back I could see where the game was making reference to prior games, but at the same time it isn't strictly necessary to have played the other 2.

Gameplay reminded me of Diablo II, but simpler in nature. Actually I think Torchlight would be the better comparison here. There is a huge emphasis on combat, and you will be frequently swarmed with enemies. Expect to die a lot. I started playing on Normal difficulty, and even at that level I was dying really often. In some ways it was kind of annoying because enemies would shoot ranged weapons at me from off the screen, while I'm also getting attacked at close quarters. Fortunately dying has very little consequence in this game; it just zaps you back to your last checkpoint minus some cash.

I really liked the art style of the game. Everything is cell shaded, which reminds me somewhat of Borderlands, but things are also drawn in this psuedo 2d style, like everything is a cardboard cutout. When you look at things from the front they are drawn in, but as you get close and see from above everything looks like a cardboard cutout. I'm not really doing it justice in the way I describe it, but it looks neat as you are running around.

I mentioned the gameplay being compared to Diablo II, not only because of the constant combat, but also the emphasis on loot. As you win fights you are constantly picking up loot. Rather than having to sell loot you can just use your 'grinder' to grind the items down for instant cash. Also there is an option to auto-equip armor that is of higher level. It definitely keeps you from having to spend too much time on inventory management.

Another interesting aspect is you'll come across fortune cookies which you can use in your quest log to get hints if you are stuck. That said, the quests were really simple in the hour that I played. Perhaps the game adds more puzzles in later, but I get the feeling they are keeping things intentionally simple.

I say this because DeathSpank is an idiot. Playing DeathSpank reminded me of watching Inspector Gadget as a kid. But that's really the whole point of the game, and it's what will make or break the game for you. The game is full of humor all centered around what a complete doofus DeathSpank is. DeathSpank is also voice acted, and I think they did a really good job here. But if you like your games a little more serious or don't get into the "bumbling idiot who still manages to win the day" kind of humor, then you won't really enjoy The Baconing.

One small complaint I have is the game did crash on me at one point after I clicked inside of my second monitor which caused the game to minimize. When I tried to restore the game window it crashed. I only had it happen the one time, but it makes me think this game may be not very alt-tab friendly. Also, I played the game with mouse and keyboard, but it's pretty apparent that you are better off playing with a controller.

My main concern about the game is how (or if) the gameplay evolves as you progress through the story. I had fun for the time I played, but I can see where it would get old if all you do is grind your way through the game. While the story has it's humor and charm, it's also very simple, and the quests I played were basic fetch quests. I hope the game offers a little more variety or puzzle solving as it moves forward.

Even with my concerns, I still liked the game enough to recommend it.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: September 10
bad game
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15.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
I had fun with the silliness of the game, quite humorous and balanced. I got killed, but then I got better. Definitely enjoy the series, and the improvements made in this one, like shield bash.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
More of exactly the same. Still excellent dialogue & voiceover but doesn't add anything new. Harder than the first two. Combat is still the weakpoint; not being able to block multiple attacks, but being attacked from all sides..
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16.4 hrs
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Funny game
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Loved all 3 of these games, simple, yet fun and addicting. Dumb humor, hits my dumb humor bone :-D
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Posted: March 19
It sizzles, 10/10.
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Twin stick shooter, mildly crude humor. Not bad.

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