DeathSpank Xbox 360

User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 100
  2. Negative: 12 out of 100

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  1. Aug 28, 2010
    5
    DeathSpank is painfully average. The graphics are nice and the dialogue can be funny. However the gameplay is just way too monotonous. Even the story missions force you to grind. You'll always be changing weapons and most weapons have a special unique skill. This would be nice if you could choose to use these skills when you need to and not whenever you press the attack button. It'sDeathSpank is painfully average. The graphics are nice and the dialogue can be funny. However the gameplay is just way too monotonous. Even the story missions force you to grind. You'll always be changing weapons and most weapons have a special unique skill. This would be nice if you could choose to use these skills when you need to and not whenever you press the attack button. It's flawed, but it's opened the door for a hopefully better sequel. Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2011
    7
    DeathSpank may not be the best RPG out there but the hilarious story and characters will immediately pull you in, the graphics are beautiful, a true work of art, and the gameplay is pure enjoyable hack and slash, there are a lot of weapons and items to find and experiment with, the main problem with this game is that throughout it all you will be doing are fetch quests, which get tediousDeathSpank may not be the best RPG out there but the hilarious story and characters will immediately pull you in, the graphics are beautiful, a true work of art, and the gameplay is pure enjoyable hack and slash, there are a lot of weapons and items to find and experiment with, the main problem with this game is that throughout it all you will be doing are fetch quests, which get tedious after a while, but this is still a fun game I can recommend. Expand
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. Jan 15, 2011
    64
    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.
  2. Cable-TV executives may not have major networks to fear in the summer, but they should be terrified of deep, blissful time-sucks like DeathSpank.
  3. Clearly, DeathSpank's main strength is in its dialog and humor. As an Action RPG, it remains a little too simple to fulfill the needs of hardcore hack'n slash fans, and some game design flaws and ergonomics mistakes render its 10 or so gameplay hours a little bit tedious and less inspired than we'd hoped. It still is a visually charming, point'n click and silly ideas enriched adventure to dive in. Its shortcomings can easily be ignored by those who like games that don't take themselves too seriously, something DeathSpank achieves with flying colors.