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  • Summary: Ash is back, baby! Fully "armed" with his chainsaw, trusty boomstick, and trademark quips, Ash must once again save Dearborn from the unspeakable horrors spawned from The Book of the Dead. When ambitious journalist Trisha Pettywood and occult author Alex Eldrige team up to try to expose theAsh is back, baby! Fully "armed" with his chainsaw, trusty boomstick, and trademark quips, Ash must once again save Dearborn from the unspeakable horrors spawned from The Book of the Dead. When ambitious journalist Trisha Pettywood and occult author Alex Eldrige team up to try to expose the mystery of famed Professor Knowby's murder, they unwittingly open a Vortex to the undead. As the deadites swarm through Dearborn they turn humans into the undead and the town is quickly overrun. Now, with Dearborn in chaos and citizens begging for help, Ash must hack and slash his way through the streets and figure out how to close the Vortex. Ash is soon to learn that all is not what it seems?those he trusts may be plotting against him and the history of Dearborn might be irrevocably changed. [THQ] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. 100
    The game is supposed to be pure action and loads of fun, and Fistfull of Boomstick certainly delivers.
  2. PSM Magazine
    70
    Successfully capturing the spirit of the movie and its hero, Ash, it's one of the better budget titles we've played in quite a long time. [July 2003, p.28]
  3. A fun little romp with plenty of gratuitous violence, witty one-liners, and hilarious cutscenes.
  4. The gameplay is a mix of sloppy third-person action and even sloppier puzzles, putting the weight of the game squarely on Ash's tongue-in-cheek macho colloquialisms.
  5. There's an original story here, but it isn't very exciting, and it lacks the style and incessant comedy of its big screen brethren.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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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 Expand
  2. FDCharman
    Aug 7, 2003
    10
    It could only be better is Bruce Campbell was included in the Case.
  3. BrianC.
    Jun 2, 2003
    10
    This game rules! it follows the story line exactly to the triligy and Evil Dead Hial to the King! Fist full of boomstick gives you a way toThis game rules! it follows the story line exactly to the triligy and Evil Dead Hial to the King! Fist full of boomstick gives you a way to beat others in a fun and loving way. Expand
  4. CatieB.
    May 12, 2005
    10
    This game for sure gets a 10. its the best game ever!!
  5. JoelC.
    May 31, 2003
    9
    20 smacks!?! You cant go wrong. If your a fan of the movies pick it up, and if your not, 20 bucks! Pick it up! Its just fun to walk around 20 smacks!?! You cant go wrong. If your a fan of the movies pick it up, and if your not, 20 bucks! Pick it up! Its just fun to walk around with a chainsaw attached your arm because your hand went bad and use the reverse boomstick blow at the same time. A steal. Expand
  6. JordanH.
    May 17, 2005
    9
    I'll admit it was kind of repetitive but what the hell is wrong with these critics? evil dead kicks some serious ass and if you dont I'll admit it was kind of repetitive but what the hell is wrong with these critics? evil dead kicks some serious ass and if you dont like it....you can kiss my boomstick. Expand
  7. Jan 4, 2017
    4
    I initially gave this game a 5/10 calling it mediocore. That was when I was not really far into the game yet. Now iv'e finished the gameI initially gave this game a 5/10 calling it mediocore. That was when I was not really far into the game yet. Now iv'e finished the game and...it's a LOT worse. Once again there are the long as hell Load times and the bland looking eviroments and TOO MUCH SHADING. But now, I realized the gameplay is REALLY repetitive and boring. and I said the Music was only half bad? by that I meant the first three levels. I don't know why this has critical acclaim from usere, nor why a dude game this a zero because there wasn't enough blood (You can't make this sh*t up) but all I know is that critics are right to give this game "meh" review scores and if you disagree you can suck my boomstick Expand

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Awards & Rankings

#43 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#98 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003