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  • Summary: Inspired by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell's cult horror trilogy -- "Evil Dead," "Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn," and "Army of Darkness," the PC version of the game again requires the player to bring back torn pages from the Necronomicon to rid the world of those pesky roaming monsters.
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  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. Only "Evil Dead" diehards need apply. If you're looking for "Resident Evil," buy the original. [July 2001, p.64]
  2. If you haven't seen the game, prepare to witness some of the weakest graphics this side of the millenium. The 3D characters are nothing but big blocks of pixel.
  3. Many of "Evil Dead" worshipers will want to try this game; I wouldn't recommend it however, simply because it might make you hate the Evil Dead trilogy for the rest of your life.
  4. 38
    The suckage wasn't just saved for the visual and auditory portion of Hail to the King, though...no, no. Gameplay is equally as tedious.
  5. "Evil Dead: Hail to the King" unfortunately offers little of the appeal of its source material, as everything about the game is derivative, boring, or just plain bad.
  6. The graphics are poor, the gameplay boring, and even Bruce Campbell can’t save the game. It’s not even worth it in the bargain-bin.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. JayZ.
    Jul 4, 2001
    10
    Don't let the other reviews fool you! This game rocks, especially for the fans of the Evil Dead movies. I suspect the reason that some Don't let the other reviews fool you! This game rocks, especially for the fans of the Evil Dead movies. I suspect the reason that some might hate this game is because it's too hard for them. Boo Hoo! A real game that presents a real challenge for a change. If you have been spoiled by the schlock that has come down the pipe in the video game market for the last ten years, this game isn't for you. Its difficulty might damage your fragile self-image. Hail to the King, baby! Collapse
  2. ColeG.
    Jul 22, 2001
    9
    I only have one problem with this game: the endless assault of respawning deadites. This game stays true to the trilogy and is a must for any I only have one problem with this game: the endless assault of respawning deadites. This game stays true to the trilogy and is a must for any fan. Even though the respawning enemies are anoying, they are part of the Evil Dead universe. You never get much of a break between fights, but neither did Ash in the movie. If you are a fan of the trilogy, or just like survival horror, this is your game. This game gives the SURVIVAL in survival horror all new meaning. Expand
  3. king
    Jul 12, 2006
    9
    This game is for evil dead diehards and yes its not the easyest game ever but thats the great thing and if your a true fan of the evil dead This game is for evil dead diehards and yes its not the easyest game ever but thats the great thing and if your a true fan of the evil dead you would jump into this game with both feet yelling "Hail to the KING" and thats just what i did. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2013
    2
    This game is only for Evil Dead biggest fans, fanboys and diehards. Meanwhile it's total crap for everyone else including me. Had some fun forThis game is only for Evil Dead biggest fans, fanboys and diehards. Meanwhile it's total crap for everyone else including me. Had some fun for 5 minutes before quiting. Expand

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