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Release Date: Aug 31, 2011
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About the 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

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    • 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.
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
328 products in account
9 reviews
17.6 hrs on record
The Baconing is a simple and short action RPG with a humorous setting and plot. The settings are mostly interesting and they change at a decent pace. Humour is derived from decently written dialoque as well as absurd enviroments, items and creatures. Main gameplay revolves around killing numerous amounts of baddies.

Though the visual aesthetic is generally appealing, the simple gameplay gets really repetitive quick. Unfortunately, same goes for the humour. RPG's are really good targets for parody, but it seems like the Baconing misses the point on occasion and when it hits the target, it doesn't quite have the right delivery. The voice acting of the main character gets really grating by the end, even though the game isn't that long.

On top of that, the Baconing was clearly made for a controller in mind. Though playing with mouse and keyboard is serviceable, it is occasionally clunky and can get annoying in big group fights.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
209 products in account
32 reviews
21.3 hrs on record
Picking up after one of the endings from the previous game, this sequel cut out most of the annoying crap from the second game whilst upgrading the combat mechanics. It plays quite differently, but much better than the previous two. This one is also much more linear with less side quests (I liked the sidequests) but the story remains funny as you fight against the anti-Spank. Sadly while lots of space is left around the end game area for upcoming DLCs, the company that made it is no longer making PC games.
Posted: October 31st, 2013
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5 of 12 people (42%) found this review helpful
101 products in account
31 reviews
11.4 hrs on record
Bacon is awesome, like this game.
Posted: December 16th, 2013
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
190 products in account
10 reviews
12.0 hrs on record
I'm dying a lot more often in this one. Other than that: If you liked the previous two, go ahead and pick it up.
Posted: October 22nd, 2013
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
157 products in account
24 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
ten joke writers and zero design specialists
Posted: January 4th, 2014
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