Charming. Intelligent. Enigmatic. These are just a few words you won’t be using to describe DeathSpank. He doesn’t stab first and ask questions later. He doesn’t realize there are questions. Created by Ron Gilbert, the legendary mind behind Monkey Island, DeathSpank is the rarest of the rare: an honestly funny, fun video game.

Described by top scientists (and most reviewers, some of them scientists) as Monkey Island meets Diablo, DeathSpank is an exciting hack and slash action RPG set on a massive, dangerous, curvy world. In between hacking and slashing, DeathSpank solves puzzles and explores an epic story. DeathSpank will vanquish evil and be a hero to the downtrodden; he will collect loot, level up, collect loot, acquire new abilities and collect loot.

As you probably just guessed, DeathSpank is filled to bursting with hundreds of weapons, armor sets, witty dialog, improbable scenarios, unexpected villains, and challenging bosses. The action is easily accessible for short bursts of unsupervised fun, but the story is revealed over ten to fifteen hours of gameplay. And there’s more! DeathSpank does not fight alone but with the mighty wizard Sparkles, letting your real-life flesh friends play alongside you in two-player local co-op as DeathSpank quests for the mysterious Artifact called…the Artifact! DeathSpank is the high quality, low priced romp for XBLA/PSN your parents hoped you would grow up and marry one day.

Holy Crap! Bullet Points!

  • Massive seamless world!
  • Hundreds of pieces of armor!
  • Hundreds of weapons!
  • A real story…not a lousy video game story!
  • Mind numbing -yet completely fair -adventure game puzzles!
  • A mysterious thing called The Artifact!
  • A beautifully hand crafted Quest Log that tracks important and unimportant things to do!
  • Stuff that blows up!
  • Stuff that doesn’t blow up!
  • The most interesting and eccentric cast you’ll ever see!

Some Key DeathSpank Characters

DeathSpank – Charming, intelligent, enigmatic: These are just a few words that nobody ever uses when describing DeathSpank. He is a force of nature. A man of action. He is likely to shoot before he even knows there’s a question to ask.
Sparkles - a wizard, fire enthusiast and part time adventurer who is always ready to help DeathSpank out of a fight, even if DeathSpank started it. From healing spells to self-cloning Sparkles makes amazing battles even better.
Sandy - Mysterious red haired woman who follows DeathSpank with great interest. Her obsession with DeathSpank retrieving the Artifact borders on psychopathic while their relationship remains platonic. Sandy is the only one who knows what’s really going on. She just can’t say due to NDAs.
Eubrick – It’s easy to feel sorry for poor old Eubrick. Don’t. He retired after a career adventuring way back when level three was a big deal.
Ms. Heybenstance – An old demon witch that lives down the road. She’s a master of black magic, demonic incantations, evil spells of sorcery, makes a mean apple pie.
Lord Von Prong – Evil Lord of the land and suspiciously sole survivor of the powerful Von Prong family. Wants DeathSpank dead and his Thong alive. Lord Von Prong is hiding a secret and it’s not his Aunt May’s cranberry pie recipe, if you know what I mean.
Sergeant Orque – Lord Von Prong’s right-hand Orque. He even went to college. True, he burned it down, but he could really feel the culture soaking in as he basked in the warmth of the Philosophy wing.
Freen Hamplestammer - Freen has a mission in life to sell, promote and perpetually extoll the virtues of felt. You haven’t got felt until you get felt by Freen. Other people sell felt, but do you know what’s in it? Poison. Deadly, deadly poison.
Tina the Taco Vendor – Even medieval larper College is expensive. Working the taco stand is great way to earn some extra book money. Tina cares nothing for your petty non-taco related problems.
Mayor - Spineless, yet well loved politician. Wants to make everyone happy, never likes delivering bad news.
Pedro - South American guide that leads DeathSpank to the doorstep of Ms. Heybenstance at the beginning of the game. For the right price, Pedro will take you anywhere, just don’t expect him to take you back. A major character of incredible importance.