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Mostly Positive (143 reviews) - 76% of the 143 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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum
    • 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
    Recommended
    • 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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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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.

Pros:
- 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

Cons:
- 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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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.

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

Con:
Die a lot...if you suck...which i did :D
Could've used more variety with the music
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2013
I am all one for dry humor and breaking the 4th wall, and this game will deliver both and give you a swift kick in the rear if you get too side tracked... Which i tended to do alot

Enjoyable 7/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2012
The Baconing is a RPG-ish and hack'n'slash-y adventure game with hilariously stupid and funny dialogues, revolving around the justice-loving hero DeathSpank.

In typical RPG-manner you acquire main- and side-quests as you fight your way through the varying and - thanks to the graphical art style of the game -really good looking areas of Spanktopia.

During the course of the game you constantly find new equipment in the form of weapons, armor, potions and gadgets to assist you in fighting hordes of mad turtles, dinosaurs, aliens, roboters and other enemies. The levelling system (up to level 20) also awards you with more health, damage or other perks upon reaching a new level.

The game can be played both alone and in local co-op (one player with keyboard and mouse, the other with a controller) and has a playtime of around 8-9 for a complete playthrough, probably a little less when playing in co-op.

Either way, I highly recommend The Baconing as it is great fun and well worth its money!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2014
Meh.

I can't say it's a terrible game, because I've spent the 15-16 hours required to beat it, but it's certainly nothing special. I don't know who thought the idea of "mouse buttons move unless you click a target and then they attack" was a good idea, but every game I've played just shows it's awkward. It's only saved by the reflection system and the ability to abuse the hell out of the very basic game play mechanics (rewarding in its own way).

As to the actual scripting, the voice acting is good, and Deathspank himself is of course hammy, over-the-top and very entertaining. Good, silly dialogue.

You can really tell it was never meant for PC by the layout and style. Still, if you're looking for something funny but mindless you could do much worse.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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Mike
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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Ishvii
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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Darclin
16.4 hrs
Posted: July 12
Funny game
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Tedge734
9.0 hrs
Posted: April 28
Loved all 3 of these games, simple, yet fun and addicting. Dumb humor, hits my dumb humor bone :-D
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Ford Murawski-Brown
10.3 hrs
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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[RG]Bacon [/r/tf2trade]
0.6 hrs
Posted: March 19
It sizzles, 10/10.
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mur666
6.8 hrs
Posted: March 12
Twin stick shooter, mildly crude humor. Not bad.

6/10
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Pulled-Over{DuI}
15.0 hrs
Posted: March 11
WOW Last boss and the game crashes and now i'd have to start all the way over to finish? The ♥♥♥♥?

Error:

Calling method from NULL object

Call Stack:

Game:load(C[?I)V SaveGame:loadGame(C[)P SaveGame:loadGame(ODictionary;)P DeathSpank.loadGame(?I)V Ability_GoldWeapon3.onPickedup(OBaseActor;)V Thanks for wasting my time ♥♥♥♥ game.
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skullofthedeaddog
10.1 hrs
Posted: February 6
It's just a bit dull. Gameplay is repetitive and the humour is purile. The game crashed and my save wiped just before the final battle, and I couldn't be bothered to start all over again.
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