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Dollar Review - Blood and Bacon

Dollar Review - Blood and Bacon

In what could be PETA’s greatest nightmare, Blood and Bacon showers itself with the blood of swine and never lets up. By no means is it a good game, but it’s so deliciously bad and generic that it’s fun.

Blood and Swine is a horde mode game where the player is stuck on one map for what appears to be fifty rounds (I’m on thirty one) and the only objective is to wipe out farm pigs with an assortment of your standard FPS weapons at the behest of the Farmer, a man pinned to the barn wall by his own pitchfork. The Farmer’s primary role is to initiate each round and spout unfunny nonsense, complimented by terrible voice acting, but plays no factor in the gameplay.

Blood and Swine is a broken first person shooter, but it’s broken in ways that feel intentional. The character models look like carnival caricatures, you can reload an infinite number of times without ever losing bullets, the secondary weapon has infinite ammo, invisible walls are everywhere, and the enemies will run through objects to kill you. The enemies in this case are your standard farm pigs albeit with an appetite for flesh. There are several different types of pigs:  the smaller, more torpedo-like pigs that attack you from out of nowhere, bullet sponge pigs that you have to attack from behind, pigs that vomit acid, and skeletal pigs. There’s really no challenge to it as the weapons you acquire can easily tear through the pigs as long as you’re paying attention and most headshots reward you with an explosion of gore. Surprisingly, the boss battles are pretty fun, and really display the tongue-in-cheek nature of the game.

There is a 4-player co-op option so you and a bunch of friends can slaughter together but I didn’t get to try it out.

For a buck, this game is adequate enough to be fun for a couple hours but don’t expect any longevity as it does get a little long in the tooth pretty quick by yourself.

Blood and Bacon is currently available on PC/Steam for only $.99

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