Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. A weak game with some good features; namely, the combo system and the fact that it sells for only 20 bucks. Yep, 20 bucks. However, waves of meaningless enemies, stupid objectives and a very limited shelf life make it quite evil indeed.
  2. Under normal circumstances, this would be just tedious, but combined with endless deadite enemies and little in the way of ammunition and health packs, it's a sermon on frustration. [July 2003, p.79]
  3. If you are in the mood for a mindless action game that will provide you a short burst of fun, this title will fit the bill. It starts off fun and has enough of the Evil Dead feel to warrant its price tag.
  4. Players are ultimately better off with "Hunter: The Reckoning" for a similar style of game that at least features multiplayer support, different characters, and experience-based attributes.
  5. This is a fistful of something, all right. And it's not to be stepped in, taken internally, or flung at humans. [Aug 2003, p.81]
  6. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 16, 2013
    Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick
    The story begins 3 years after the events of the first game (Hail to the king) and 11 years after (Army of
    darkness) Ashley J Williams is telling a story to an asian man about how he fights the necronomicon and how he fought the demons that attacked him, he starts of by telling the man about the night before it all happened in Dearborn Michigan, Ashley (Ash) is sat in his favourite bar watching the T.V When a program turns on about the necronomicon and how Professor Knowby studied the book in a log cabin (This takes place in the first game Hail to the King) The T.V program claims that they have the last known tape of Knowby, the tape contains a speech of Knowby reading the words that awake the deadites (demons) from hell. The camera follows a spirit towards the bar where ash is talking to his favourite bartender, the spirit breaks through the door and flies into the bartender, suddenly the bartender stands up and has been taken over by the deadite and states to Ash Full Review »
  2. JodyM.
    Nov 10, 2005
    I'm a huge evil dead fan, but this game was just PANTS! a complete waste of time, I just sat there playing it and it was completed before I even knew I was past the first level, absolute SHITE!!! Full Review »
  3. StephenM.
    Feb 16, 2004
    i loved the game.... while it lasted...although i used Faqs i still bet it pretty quick. So now what am i supose to do. I think it was a rentable game. Full Review »