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  • Summary: Fully "armed" with his chainsaw, trusty boomstick, and trademark quips, Ash must once again save Dearborn from the unspeakable horrors spawned from The Book of the Dead. After a vortex to the undead is unwittingly opened, deadites swarm through Dearborn, turning humans into zombies. Now, with Dearborn in chaos and citizens begging for help, Ash must hack and slash his way through the streets and figure out how to close the vortex. Ash soon learns that all is not what it seems--those he trusts may be plotting against him, and the history of Dearborn might be irrevocably changed. Expand
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. 80
    The repetitive combat won’t wow hardcore action fans, but committed zombie-hunters might enjoy the challenge and the attitude. Hail to the king, baby.
  3. The extra video with Bruce talking about the game and his experience over the years is worth the price alone.
  4. Specifically for Evil Dead fans. Aside from Ash, the game doesn’t have a lot to offer hardcore gamers.
  5. Whether or not you'll take to A Fistful of Boomstick will hinge primarily on your appreciation of Bruce Campbell's speaking voice and your love of cheesy one-liners.
  6. Those who love Evil Dead will enjoy the game and the one-liners. The ending alone is worth playing through the game for.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. JJJHJiji
    May 28, 2003
    10
    Its good.
  2. StephenM.
    Feb 16, 2004
    10
    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. Expand
  3. Jan 16, 2013
    10
    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 Collapse
  4. Stitch
    Aug 20, 2003
    9
    This game is great! Especially if your like me and hate games that take forever and a day to get into and after a week tire you...don't even mention splinter cell..yawn! Nope I like games like this one, hacking, slaughtering, quick and easy. Ok so the graphics arn't the best, especially considering what the xbox can do, but the entire esscence of the evil dead triolgy is captured! Thumbs up from me! Expand
  5. Gus
    Jun 20, 2003
    8
    I hate to say it....but I am starting to feel sorry for hardcore gamers. This game is FUN. Pure and simple. Its not the next splinter cell....the graphics arent created to be next gen or so real that its not fun anymore....its about killing zombies with a chainsaw...SORRY ITS NOT MORE REALISTIC. If you liked the movies....or even if you just like a break from most modern games and just want a no brainer killing spree....this is your game. Bruce Campbell is as entertaining as ever....although....sometimes the cheese is a little over the top. But hey. What does he care...its just a video game...not the next movie, right? but. Yeah. its a solid romp. simple controls. some nice additions...(spells....gatling gun....) and MILLIONS OF DEADITES. Story is average....so is most of the voice acting. But. Like it said. ITS FUN! I dont know why!!! But swinging around a chainsaw and a doule barrel is just fun! Sue me! For $20 brand new....this game is worth every penny. Expand
  6. JamesS.
    Jun 1, 2003
    8
    Good game.....if you love the movies, a must play.
  7. JodyM.
    Nov 10, 2005
    3
    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!!! Expand

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