Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 28, 2010
    89
    Having already seen success on consoles, HotHead Games' DeathSpank finally makes his way onto your PC and it's still just as enjoyable.
  2. Oct 27, 2010
    85
    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.
  3. Dec 23, 2010
    83
    DeathSpank would never even disappoint a filthy orphan, so he's sure as hell not going to disappoint a paying customer.
  4. Jan 31, 2011
    80
    If you're looking for fun, lighthearted RPG-ing with some laughs along the way, DeathSpank won't do you wrong.
  5. 80
    Special sense of humor combined with smooth gameplay and charismatic hero makes an explosive blend of fun and fast paced RPG action which keeps you addicted for a long time. [Dec 2010]
  6. Dec 23, 2010
    75
    DeathSpank is a true love-it-or-hate-it game through and through. If you appreciated the jokes in Ron Gilbert's earlier games (such as Monkey Island), and share an equal appreciation for Diablo-style games, it is worth a look.
  7. Dec 23, 2010
    73
    The PC version does offer controller play, which is always nice for a console gamer such as me. It even maps all the buttons for the 360 controller right away with no need of mapping them yourself.
  8. Jan 31, 2011
    72
    A parody that's funny throughout. [Jan 2011, p.94]
  9. Jan 29, 2011
    71
    Terrific style... Not that funny. [Jan 2011, p.107]
  10. Dec 30, 2010
    70
    A quick, occasionally funny, RPG piss-take, and a welcome diversion for a few nights' gaming. [Jan 2010, p.69]
  11. Jan 15, 2011
    68
    DeathSpank has stylish "paper cut-outs" as characters and scenery (which are especially impressive at a full HD resolution on PC), sharp dialogue, and nice music – it only needs thought-out gameplay to succeed. The game is hardly worth a second playthrough, and that's a death warrant for any aspiring Diablo clone.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Oct 27, 2010
    10
    DeathSpank, Dispenser of Justice, Vanquisher of Evil, Hero to the Downtrodden. This game has everything you may want from an RPG: unstoppableDeathSpank, Dispenser of Justice, Vanquisher of Evil, Hero to the Downtrodden. This game has everything you may want from an RPG: unstoppable hero, mysterious red-headed beauty, the Artifact, powerful villain, terrible secret of the Purple Thongs, legendary blade and the ultimate horror - saber toothed donkey.

    It (successfully) makes laugh of almost every aspect of modern RPG. And yet it is an excellent RPG in all its epic awesomeness. Don't miss this one, but beware of chickens.
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  2. Oct 31, 2013
    7
    It's not a bad hack and slash RPG with a sense of humour. Not quite sure where all the 10/10s have come from, I've certainly played betterIt's not a bad hack and slash RPG with a sense of humour. Not quite sure where all the 10/10s have come from, I've certainly played better games but it is indeed quite fun. Full Review »
  3. Mar 3, 2012
    7
    A great return to form by Ron Gilbert - although a traditional point 'n' click adventure game which included the whole story would've beenA great return to form by Ron Gilbert - although a traditional point 'n' click adventure game which included the whole story would've been better in my opinion. Will it be enough to tempt me to purchase the sequel? I'd have to say, yes. Full Review »