Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Play UK
    Nov 27, 2011
    Default difficulty provides mindless fun, tougher difficulty the hardcore challenge. [Issue#210, p.98]
  2. Sep 4, 2011
    The Baconing is a competent, fun, and mostly diverse title with plenty of kooky humor. It's a decent option for those who never played DeathSpank, and if you did play the first game, you'll probably like the similarities found in the sequel.
  3. Sep 20, 2011
    You can invest your money in The Baconing if you're a person, who has enjoyed previous installments of the series. But I can easily recommend it to people who are new to Deathspank. The only condition - you have to be ok with monotonous bashing of hundreds of enemies and crave some absurd humor.
  4. Sep 13, 2011
    The Baconing is undoubtedly a solid, entertaining addition to the series, but over-saturation has made this once brash and energetic adventure feel slightly predictable.
  5. Sep 6, 2011
    The Baconing is a good game, but a lack of innovation or worthwhile improvements stop it from being a much better one.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 5, 2011
    If you're into a bit of hardcore Spanking, you'll love this. [Oct 2011, p.104]
  7. Sep 5, 2011
    The Baconing exposes DeathSpank's diminishing returns. It remains a solid, well built game, but Hothead Games doesn't seem to notice (or care) that they've essentially made the same game three times.
  8. Sep 23, 2011
    You should ask yourself if you are satisfied with more of the same. Were the two adventures of DeathSpank enough for you? The small changes can't cover up the signs of weariness that's creeping in this series.
  9. Sep 20, 2011
    The Baconing sags limply in a puddle of its own stale grease when it should sizzle: reheated leftovers from the previous two games, liberally seasoned with humour to mask the aging ingredients, in danger of becoming inedible.
  10. Sep 26, 2011
    A lack of invention when compared to the previous game and an overdose of chaos make for a disappointing entry in the series. Deathspank: The Baconing is fun for a while, but you won't remember it for long.
  11. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Oct 4, 2011
    A repetitive approach kills lasting fun. [Nov 2011, p.107]
  12. Sep 20, 2011
    Deathspank: The Baconing is a fun game with first class humour that gets dragged down by repetitive combat. Brilliant in small doses, though.
  13. Sep 6, 2011
    The Baconing, while funny and entertaining, is not the strongest game of the trilogy. However the loot and combat combined with the price can make this a worthy purchase for many action-RPG fans.
  14. Sep 6, 2011
    A fiercely likeable time-waster. But with console download services delivering increasingly brilliant games these days, DeathSpank has yet to make the transition from an entertaining diversion to something that's truly essential.
  15. Sep 1, 2011
    If all you want to do is play more DeathSpank, then this will certainly do the trick. For me, once was apparently enough.
  16. 54
    It doesn't live up to previous DeathSpank games.
  17. Oct 31, 2011
    Whilst the controls ruin the combat in The Baconing, this isn't actually all there is to the game.
  18. Sep 29, 2011
    If you've played the previous two Death Spank titles and enjoyed them beyond all measure, I'm sure you will delighted with The Baconing. For the rest of you, you're better off spending your time and money elsewhere.
  19. Sep 2, 2011
    Its gameplay gets repetitive soon, and doesn't improve upon the original game, and the story is not as good, but it can still be enjoyable by fans of the original.

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