Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critic Reviews

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  1. Positive: 23 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
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  1. May 28, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game surprised me in every single way. It was more than I expected. The attention to detail in the characters, enemies, and environments. The Knowby cabin is outstanding and nearly a 1 for 1 replica. The finishers are beautiful, the environments eerie and creepy, the gameplay loop addictive, but most importantly it is fun.
  2. May 20, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game has quickly become our favourite 4v1 horror title, and we can’t wait to see how it grows and develops. There are two distinct experiences to be had playing as either a demon or a survivor, but both are huge amounts of gory fun. And thanks to the fantastic atmosphere generated by the game’s visuals and map design, you’re genuinely kept on the edge of your seat as you play. We’re so glad that some 40 years after the release of The Evil Dead, the series remains relevant. And on the back of Evil Dead: The Game we think it’s got much more life in it yet. Come get some.
  3. 90
    Evil Dead: The Game is a fun, varied horror experience with plenty of challenges and depth, even if you choose not to play as any of the 4 Ash variants.
  4. May 20, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game is a tribute to the franchise that is very good in many ways. It is visually stunning, the audio is excellent, the gameplay is addictive and the whole thing is worked out to perfection. However, the balance could be better and despite the size of the game, the two maps feel a little sparse. Furthermore, the game has some minor flaws, but nothing big to worry about. Recommended.
  5. May 24, 2022
    Saber Interactive has created a surprisingly balanced and entertaining asymmetrical multiplayer title that throws enough systems in so matches don’t get stale. Finding favorite survivors and demons to play as is a joy and fingers crossed the annoying bugs and issues are ironed out soon to detract less from the quality presented here. Thankfully, Evil Dead: The Game is a groovy blast and not a bloody bust.
  6. PLAY
    Jun 29, 2022
    Understanding the joy of the movies, Evil Dead delivers slick matches and buckets of fun, whether you’re a human or something sinister. Groovy. [Issue#16, p.155]
  7. Jun 7, 2022
    An essential purchase for fans of Ash Williams and the unique blend of gore and comedy that the Evil Dead series has created, this asymmetrical horror game builds on the foundation that games like Dead by Daylight have laid. It might not innovate but there’s a surprising amount of content and replayability in Evil Dead: The Game that raids 40 years of film and television for ideas and puts them to excellent use.
  8. May 22, 2022
    Despite its jagged, toothy edges, Evil Dead: The Game remains one of the more pleasant surprises of this year so far. Gripes are pushed to the background when you possess a survivor and use them against their team or rend a Deadite to bits with a chainsaw and even with some movement hang-ups on both teams, every match plays out relatively smoothly. If Saber Interactive keeps up with community feedback and delivers more DLC down the line, Evil Dead: The Game could solidify itself as one of the truly great asymmetrical horror experiences.
  9. May 22, 2022
    The best game of its kind that we've had the pleasure to play, Evil Dead: The Game is equivalent to its source material in being way more fun than you could reasonably expect it to be, and it's faithful as hell to the movies and TV show in a way that'll thrill fans. Post-launch support is a total roll of the dice — if the content ain't there, nor is the audience, and if the audience isn't there, there's no game, because the single player content sure isn't picking up the slack. Evil Dead, though, is more fun than having a chainsaw for an arm, delivering a pleasant bloody surprise at each turn. Shall we say it together? Groovy.
  10. May 19, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game is an experience that oozes with an appreciation of the source material from every pore, whilst also providing a gameplay experience that delivers fun and frights in spades. For players looking to dig deep into character progression and team compositions, there’s an absolute wealth of content available to progress through and experiment with. Whilst the teething issues when it comes to balance cannot be ignored, even these struggle to prevent me from hopping back in given how much fun can still be had, despite the need for Saber Interactive to create a more even playing field. If you love asymmetrical multiplayer or the Evil Dead, then grab those boomsticks, you won’t be disappointed.
  11. 80
    It’s not the biggest multiplayer experience you could find right now, but Evil Dead: The Game makes use of its streamlined nature to deliver a darkly joyous romp that taps into everything Evil Dead with great success. Saber Interactive follows up its solid World War Z game with another well put together multiplayer horror title.
  12. May 19, 2022
    It's not perfect, but Evil Dead: The Game is the most approachable asymmetrical horror out there and breathes new life into a genre with badass survivors, wonderfully ruthless demons, and a palpable love for an 80s horror icon.
  13. May 18, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game is undoubtedly the best Evil Dead game yet. There’s a lot here that fans of the franchise will appreciate with Easter Eggs and the overall atmosphere. The game is a lot of fun to play thanks to the strategy, upgrades and combat, but playing as the Kandarian Demon offers a deeper experience and removes the need to worry about communicating with teammates. While there’s DLC coming if you go with the Deluxe Edition, there really is only this mode and while upgrading the different units adds longevity, it’s a bit of a cop out going this direction with adding length to the game. It also only costs $39.99 on all platforms for the standard version, and the price is well worth the fun. If the player base stays with combining platforms, this should help out with the experience down the road.
  14. May 18, 2022
    Even so, there’s just no denying the charm of Evil Dead: The Game. It’s a brilliant encapsulation of what made the movies so iconic and beloved, and it just oozes humor and delicious campiness at every turn. It’s still fairly rare for games attached to some sort of entertainment IP to do well, but I’d say Evil Dead’s already off to a groovy start.
  15. May 17, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game is a good time, albeit demanding (it appears single-player missions have everyone struggling), but it truly lets itself down by not having basic accessibility settings available to players. The game itself is certainly impressive in terms of its fresh gameplay and remarkable graphics, and there’s good fun to be had for fans of Evil Dead and Sam Raimi. However, horror fans without an affinity towards the series will likely find more fun in alternative multiplayer horror games, and they’ll probably find more accessibility-friendly games, too.
  16. May 17, 2022
    Evil Dead The Game is an action-packed treat for fans of the franchise’s camp brand of horror and players looking for an asymmetrical multiplayer game that’s easy to pick up and tough to master. Drawing on gameplay features from a variety of genres, this game is a unique offering in a space that desperately needs innovation.
  17. May 16, 2022
    Evil Dead The Game is one of the best and biggest surprises of 2022 so far. It’s a fantastic multiplayer experience that has enough quirks and unique features to stand out against other asymmetrical titles like Dead By Daylight. A field-of-view slider and jump button would have been appreciated, and the new Castle Kandar map can’t come soon enough. Players are also right to worry about its online-only infrastructure as the game is wholly dependent on an internet connection even though it has content that should be playable offline. However, despite its few drawbacks, it’s a near-perfect tribute to Sam Raimi’s creation as the game is groovy fun whether you play as a survivor or a demon. It has a great foundation so here’s hoping Saber Interactive keeps us coming back with plenty of post-launch updates.
  18. May 14, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game is a horror title that surprises us by offering us two aspects, being survivors or evil incarnate. We have several characters with different abilities and we must know how to cooperate to close the gates of hell. We can play it in co-op mode or enjoy customizable local matches.
  19. May 19, 2022
    Whether you’re playing with your friends or alone, Evil Dead: The Game will give you a short but entertaining action-survival experience. Carrying some friends along is a good idea – Ash is still one of the best characters in the horror universe but he can't do everything on his own! As always with multiplayer games, playerbase retention and developer support are going to be crucial aspects in the coming weeks and months.
  20. May 30, 2022
    If you’re happy to ignore its single-player mode, Evil Dead: The Game is a well-balanced and fun asymmetric horror title that stands above all other games in this growing sub-genre.
  21. May 25, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game is mostly everything I hoped it would be. It’s a fun, logical next step in the asymmetrical multiplayer horror genre. Sure, it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it did enough to reinvigorate my passion for this type of experience. I’ll be keeping a close eye on Evil Dead: The Game over the next few years. It’s a few maps and some solid single-content away from being truly great.
  22. 75
    Evil Dead: The Game has a ton of appeal to fans of the horror franchise, while also offering up a good deal of gameplay for players who may not be so familiar with it. The resource management aspect to playing as a demon is intriguing, and for those who aren’t so good at strategizing, playing against AI is always an option to hone your skills. Occasional glitches take some of the shine off, and no checkpoints in the single player missions is a baffling decision. Can such a game grow long enough legs with the ever-popular games as a service model? Only time will tell. But for an asking price of $39.99, there is enough content at launch to appease most fans.
  23. May 22, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game can be very entertaining as long as you play it with a bunch of friends or you are huge Ash Williams fan, or even better, both.
  24. May 19, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game brings a lot to the table within the realm of asymmetrical multiplayer horror experiences, with its cast of iconic characters, locations, and dialogue. It is an absolute blast to play as Ash Williams - voiced by Bruce Campbell himself - against the Forces of Darkness. There's even a solo mission mode that pays homage to famous scenes from the movies and tv series. Unfortunately, there's a slight lack of content due to repetitive objectives, and many quality of life concerns that the developers need to address if they want to prolong the longevity of their passion project.
  25. May 28, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game feels like a love letter to the fans. Saber Interactive brings the right amount of nostalgia and a lot of nods to the classic Sam Raimi work. The game design is pretty good and the multiplayer gameplay is a lot of fun. In an era of TV Shows about videogames, this one goes the opposite way and it’s a must buy to everyone that loves Evil Dead.
  26. May 31, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game is an authentic and passionate recreation of a chaotic, violent, and wildly slapstick classic. Though plaudits are deserved for the title’s atmosphere and fan-pleasing references, a litany of technical hiccups, unstable mechanics, and odd design choices frequently hinder this promising release. In time, Evil Dead can become something very special. But as it stands, it still delivers a fistful of fun for its ravenous fanbase. Shop Smart.
  27. May 23, 2022
    While there isn’t anything to make Evil Dead: The Game stand out among the other asymmetrical survival horror games, what the game does, it does really well. However, that sameness will get old fairly fast.
  28. May 23, 2022
    For all the fans of the Sam Raimi Franchise, Evil Dead: The Game is quite a blessing and a good asymmetrical game overall. Melee combats are great except in tight places, in this case, it can be really difficult to understand what's going on screen. We hope that Saber Interactive will continue to expand its game with new content.
  29. May 20, 2022
    If the fact of constantly replaying the same type of online games in order to progress your characters does not scare you, then Evil Dead The Game will not disappoint you. The gameplay is solid, the references to the films of the saga are numerous, the graphics have nothing to be ashamed of, the demonic creatures and the soundtrack are very creepy, and the knockouts bring a good dose of gore.
  30. May 19, 2022
    Although Evil Dead shines with fan service, it still has some crucial quirks, at least in the release version.
  31. May 19, 2022
    Magnificent tribute to the saga that inspired it, Evil Dead: The Game is an asymmetrical multiplayer game that surprises with its constant dynamism and frenetic action very well staged. Unfortunately, the software quickly turns in circles. Despite the multitude of playable characters and the two gameplays offered (survivor or demon), Saber Interactive's game does not manage to diversify its approaches. A production that primarily targets fans of the genre and the cinematographic creations of Sam Raimi.
  32. May 19, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game works as an asymmetrical multiplayer and as a great tribute to the franchise. By polishing some details, we could be looking at a new benchmark of the genre.
  33. May 18, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game surprises by offering pretty solid action mechanics, a functional co-op model and amazing visuals, even if it needs to fix some rough edges here and there. However, it lacks the charisma so present in the franchise on which it is inspired and will depend a lot on community support and extra content to stay alive.
  34. May 20, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game does a solid job of carving out its own bloody, aggressive take on the asymmetric multiplayer formula, but some nagging gameplay issues, frustrating single-player content, and a failure to fully capture the series’ groovy attitude hold the game back. Hardcore Evil Dead fans should find plenty to like here, but with competitors like Dead by Daylight around, this game hasn’t really earned its “hail to the king” moment.
  35. May 26, 2022
    Like similar games, future updates will likely go a long way in improving Evil Dead: The Game. Besides some muddy graphics, the game is polished and runs remarkably well for a freshly-launched online-only multiplayer game, and it can be a genuine blast for a few hours with the right group of friends. However, in its current state, Evil Dead: The Game lacks enough content to keep anyone that's not already a massive fan of the franchise engaged for the long-term.
  36. May 26, 2022
    Like Ash’s “improvised surgery” with a chainsaw, the multiplayer is surprisingly deep. Unlocking new powers and abilities for Survivors and the three varieties of Demon continually opens up fresh horror possibilities, and the player community is already making the most of the nefariousness on offer. It’s fittingly rough around the edges, but Evil Dead: The Game is a surprisingly worthwhile cabin retreat.
  37. May 20, 2022
    Evil Dead The Game captures the essence of the franchise perfectly. It's funny, it's bloody and sometimes even a bit scary. Unfortunately the gameplay is very repetitive and doesn't motivate longer than for a few sessions in a row.
  38. May 20, 2022
    Evil Dead: The Game is a must-play for Raimi-heads, but is more difficult to recommend for others. Its Survivor modes are chaotic, with a steep learning curve. Playing as the Demon is the highlight here, and if you can get a group of pals together, this horror 4v1 is a hell of a lot of fun.
  39. May 17, 2022
    A loving homage to the Evil Dead franchise, but it’s a series that doesn’t particularly suit the 4 vs. 1 concept, with shallow combat and too little variety.
  40. May 16, 2022
    Evil Dead fans will love the amount of fan service on offer here, from the painstaking recreation of movie locations to Bruce Campbell’s goofy one-liners. However, when it comes to raw entertainment value, there’s an imbalance between the forces of good and evil. Playing as the survivors can be fun with friends but lacks the fun or variety of being an evildoer.
  41. Edge Magazine
    Jun 16, 2022
    We'd suggest it might be time to lay the "Dead by Daylight" formula to rest, but you know how these things go in horror movies: it'd only rise again as soon as our backs were turned. [Issue#373, p.112]
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  1. May 22, 2022
    Will I be playing it two weeks from now? Hard to say. There’s only a handful of (big) maps, and there may, in fact, be a limit to how many times I can chuckle evilly as an enemy team falls into fear and despair. (God or Evil God or whoever save us from a solved multiplayer meta.) But I’m having a damn groovy time with it right now.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 122 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 122
  2. Negative: 26 out of 122
  1. May 15, 2022
    This game is so clearly unbalanced, repitious, and flat-out boring, yet these fanboys still think it constitutes a near-perfect score. ItThis game is so clearly unbalanced, repitious, and flat-out boring, yet these fanboys still think it constitutes a near-perfect score. It needs a lot of patches and updates before it even comes close to receiving a score in the green. Full Review »
  2. May 14, 2022
    Addictive gameplay
    Groovy one-liners Stable connectivity in my experience Quick loading times Cool weapon variety Long online
    Addictive gameplay
    Groovy one-liners
    Stable connectivity in my experience
    Quick loading times
    Cool weapon variety
    Long online matches
    Good sound quality
    Good graphic quality
    Single player content as well
    Leveling upgrade system
    Multiple skins
    The dead is evil

    No dualsense support at launch?
    Lighting is too dark even for a horror game
    Field of view needs to be adjustable
    Difficulty on single player missions needs more balancing or checkpoints
    Some characters are locked behind very hard single player missions
    Minor visual bugs sometimes that can be jank

    Cons could be wiped out with one or two good patches. If that happens then the game will be amazing. This should be a popular multiplayer game for years to come.
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  3. May 14, 2022
    Fantastic gameplay stays true to the lore plenty of fan service here as well, runs super smooth no problems here on a stick PS4.