Evil Dead: Hail to the King PlayStation

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2000
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
Buy On
  1. For the true believer, it's all worthwhile when Ash cranks up his trusty chainsaw and lets loose with a hearty, "Yo, tree bitch. Let's go."
  2. Isn't worthy of "Resident Evil" comparisons.
  3. 45
    It's an awful lot of story.
  4. Had the battle sequences not been so maddeningly frustrating and frequent, Evil Dead: Hail to the King would at least weigh in as a decent Resident Evil clone, but they work to make the game almost unplayable.
  5. 60
    It's a mystery (and a shame) why with solid survival horror games like "Nightmare Creatures" or the "Resident Evil" series out there as examples, a "can't-miss" movie license like Evil Dead couldn't have faired better.
  6. CNET Gamecenter
    40
    This "Resident Evil" wanna-be falls flat on its undead face.
  7. Antagonist
    64
    The game is, at it's best, not fun; at it's worst, it is a frustrating example of why licensed games suck.
  8. Daily Radar
    50
    A waste of an excellent license and a great opportunity.

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 2000
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. ClayburnK.
    Sep 4, 2006
    4
    There is nothing like being able to use a chainsaw as a hand and a Bommstick as another! So let's just say i'm a BIG fan of There is nothing like being able to use a chainsaw as a hand and a Bommstick as another! So let's just say i'm a BIG fan of "Regeneration" &"Fistful of Boomstick" but not so much for hail to the king. They could have made this game a better one and saved it for last! I think Bruce is King! Full Review »
  2. DrewF.
    Sep 25, 2005
    4
    I'm a huge Evil Dead fan, but it's not enough to allow me see past this game's flaw. Truly is as unplayable as the reviewers I'm a huge Evil Dead fan, but it's not enough to allow me see past this game's flaw. Truly is as unplayable as the reviewers say. Aim for "Regeneration" or "Fistful of Boomstick" for a more enjoyable experience. Full Review »
  3. JustinL.
    Apr 30, 2002
    10
    Nothing can be better than ripping your chainsaw to life, impaling a Deadite on the end, and sawing a snappy one-liner before you hack him to Nothing can be better than ripping your chainsaw to life, impaling a Deadite on the end, and sawing a snappy one-liner before you hack him to pieces! Viva la Evil Dead! Full Review »