Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. This is only a $20 game, so I’m perfectly happy seeing a game that’s got repetitive gameplay and slightly off visuals, especially when the game designers went out of their way to make Evil Dead fans happy. ‘Nuf said, play on.
  2. A good way to describe it would be to call it Gauntlet with a chainsaw and shotgun, as you're constantly swarmed by enemies who need a good killing, all while looking for keys. There's some repetition to be found in key-hunting, but there's just so much fun to be had in the meantime it's easy to accept.
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 »