• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2005
  • Also On: PC
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. AndrewKanyon
    Jan 17, 2008
    9
    Boring at the start, but wind-up to the last four levels. If you will pass thru 4 levels, you will get it. There so many ways to destroy - Sam, 3 type of guns that really works and have different action on enemies, grappling hook!!!! and evil powers, plus COMBINE it all!!! And don't forget about humor and pretty easy bosses, exept last ome. I give it 9, because it's unique black Boring at the start, but wind-up to the last four levels. If you will pass thru 4 levels, you will get it. There so many ways to destroy - Sam, 3 type of guns that really works and have different action on enemies, grappling hook!!!! and evil powers, plus COMBINE it all!!! And don't forget about humor and pretty easy bosses, exept last ome. I give it 9, because it's unique black humor thing with a huge shooting system. Graphics is good for ps2. Take away the humor and gunplay, it will be 2 0f 10. But it's not and this game is must buy for the guys and chicks who want real game with unique stuff, and not just another shooting thing. Collapse
  2. MarcoP.
    Oct 20, 2006
    8
    Hey I just picked this up at Circuit City for about 8 bucks. It's a pretty great game for that price, enough to waste a week or so on, plus there's a fair amount of replay value... As you collect pages of the Necromonicon you are able to unlock some pretty cool behind the scenes stuff. The controls take somegetting used to, and the camera can be a bit of a pain, but you know Hey I just picked this up at Circuit City for about 8 bucks. It's a pretty great game for that price, enough to waste a week or so on, plus there's a fair amount of replay value... As you collect pages of the Necromonicon you are able to unlock some pretty cool behind the scenes stuff. The controls take somegetting used to, and the camera can be a bit of a pain, but you know what I worked around them and found myself enjoying the game nonetheless. The voice acting by Bruce and Ted is funny and the music sdtrk is spot-on. For 8 bucks you could do a lot worse. Pick it up! Expand
  3. LouisH.
    Oct 27, 2005
    9
    ( 8.5 ) Of course, its the best Evil Dead game EVER, because they actually had the people from the movie involved with the game.
  4. DrewF.
    Sep 25, 2005
    7
    Of all of the Evil Dead games, this one captures the spirit of the movies the best. It was obviously made by true fans of the films. If you count yourself a fan, bump that score up to about an 8.5.
  5. NedL.
    Sep 20, 2005
    7
    The fighting is fun although at times can be repetitive. The variation in scenery and abilities from level to level keeps the game from bogging down. Witty banter between Ash and his budy is funny at times, but just like the action in the game, can get a little repetitive.
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 65
    An irresistible little charmer. It's short enough that it doesn't overstay its welcome, clever enough to be engaging, full of enough action to be consistently fun. Fans of the film series will, of course, want to grab it, but action gamers looking for a dose of sarcasm, zombie guts, and light puzzles will find themselves amused as well.
  2. 65
    The game's third-person combat is pretty much D.O.A.—target, shoot, repeat, etc.—but things pick up considerably once you acquire your chainsaw and boomstick (aka 12-gauge shotgun). And things pick up again after you partner up with a wise-cracking midget Deadite.
  3. 68
    Underlying some of the game's polish, however, is a flawed combo system, repetitive level design, stale storyline, and a jarringly short play length that should ward off casual action fans and attract only those who consider themselves fans of the Evil Dead series.