Available on: Mac, PC, PS3, Xbox 360; Publisher: Hothead Games; Developer: Hothead Games; Players: 1 – 2; Released: August 30, 2011; ESRB: Teen; Official Site
The Baconing is the third game in the Deathspank series, the superhero trilogy from Hothead games, and it returns with some more of the action-RPG gameplay, wacky characters, and writing that fans have come to love. Despite being the third game already, The Baconing doesn’t became stale and is still a joy to play, provided that players can stomach its sometimes trying humor.
Available on: PS3, Xbox 360; Publisher: UTV Ignition; Developer: Hothead Games; Players: 1; Released: March 22, 2011; ESRB: Teen; Official Website
Many games attempt to give players control over a large amount of units; just play any RTS and you’ll be simulating the stressful life of an army commander. For the most part, players have complete control, being able to command either a mass of units or a single infantry at any time. Swarm goes in the other direction and gives players control of up to 50 blue, mindless aliens, lovingly called swarmites, all at once. As you can imagine, this is the most hectic, frustrating, and (oddly) fun experiences you’ll find.