Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
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  1. Gameplay? Boring. Get Item A to access Area B, then talk to this guy to find out where to pick up Item C. You’re being led around by the nose the entire time, and enemies just spawn over and over again... A slap in the face of Evil Dead fans everywhere. Absolute drek.
  2. 40
    Bruce Campbell voices Ash's dialog, which should please fans of the movies, but his deadpan delivery might come across as bad acting to those not familiar with the distinct style of his character.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    27
    Playing Boomstick is more excruciating than having your sphincter sewn shut and being force-fed prunes. [Shawn, July 2003, p.118]
  4. netjak
    43
    The load times in Boomstick are really bad, taking almost up to 3 minutes to load the game up when I first started playing. It got a little bit faster after that, but not by much and still was about a 1 1/2 - 2 minute load time before getting to play.
  5. Seriously, you’d be hard-pressed to find a game with a more craptastic combination of graphics and gunplay.
  6. GameNow
    25
    A plodding, tiresome bore. [July 2003, p.59]
  7. It's just too little, too late. The formula in Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick remains virtually unchanged from "State of Emergency," and the new weapons and spells and license do little to disguise that the game is just a slightly improved version of its predecessor.

Awards & Rankings

#42 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 35
  3. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. JoeM.
    Apr 9, 2006
    10
    This game rocks. its a total thumbs up ive never senn that good blood and gore in all the games i play i might be almost done but this game This game rocks. its a total thumbs up ive never senn that good blood and gore in all the games i play i might be almost done but this game is addicting i like it. this is even BETTER Then Grand Thft Auto Vice City Full Review »
  2. ScottW.
    Jul 9, 2004
    10
    I agree with Dave B. - It may not have the best graphics or the tightest play ever, but that doesn't really effect the fun factor. As I agree with Dave B. - It may not have the best graphics or the tightest play ever, but that doesn't really effect the fun factor. As for the proffesional critics? I've had more fun playing Goonies II for NES than some of the crap they rave about. Full Review »
  3. RickC.
    Aug 18, 2003
    10
    I bet these critics are the same guys that gave the classic Evil Dead Trilogy of films the "I don't get it..." reviews. Take your I bet these critics are the same guys that gave the classic Evil Dead Trilogy of films the "I don't get it..." reviews. Take your pencils out of your asses and have some fun, jerks! For Evil Dead fans everywhere, "come get some!" Full Review »