Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick Xbox

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. MichaelC.
    Sep 24, 2003
    5
    To be honest, the game was better than I expected it would be. I still can't say I enjoyed it. Crappy control, lame visuals, repetitive gameplay...everything you'd expect from a movie license game. If you're a fan of the movies, it may hold your attention, but if you're just looking for a good beat 'em up, go buy Hunter:The Reckoning.

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#73 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. To be fair, games aren't meant to replicate the dynamics of cinema. Especially ones like "State of Emergency," the anarchic kill-'em-all from which A Fistful of Boomstick derives its engine.
  2. GMR Magazine
    40
    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. Xbox Nation Magazine
    30
    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]