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Games Like 'Evil Dead' to Play Next

Whether you're looking for a PvPvE adventure or an undead romp through a post-apocalyptic world, there's no shortage of great games on the market.

Jon Bitner
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Evil Dead

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Evil Dead: The Game is the latest video game to share its name with the iconic film series. The survival horror title sees you and three friends attempting to survive a zombie onslaught — looting gear, weapons, and other resources as you trek across its dark, unforgiving world.

Plenty of familiar faces will pop up during your time with the survival game, including Ash, Scotty, Kelly Maxwell, and more. If you ever grow tired of roaming around as one of the survivors, you can step into the shoes of the Kandarian Demon to terrorize other players.

This adds a challenging new layer to multiplayer matches, as Ash and his crew aren't just contending with NPC zombies — they'll also have to deal with another player that's in control of the demon, turning matches into a PvPvE nightmare. That means constant communication is a must, as fending off hundreds of zombies along with the Kandarian Demon isn't an easy feat.

Beyond just staying alive, you'll also need to manage your fear, which is a measurable stat in Evil Dead: The Game. Certain events will cause this to skyrocket (such as being alone in a dark room or activating a trap), and if it gets too high you'll become possessed and begin attacking teammates. It's a unique mechanic, and one that you won't find in many other games.

That being said, there are dozens of titles that occupy a similar niche as Evil Dead: The Game. Whether you're looking for a PvPvE adventure or an undead romp through a post-apocalyptic world, there's no shortage of great games on the market.

Here are 10 games like Evil Dead: The Game to play next, listed by Metascore.


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Left 4 Dead 2

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Left 4 Dead 2 (XB360)

Metascore: 89
Best for: Fans looking for an iconic zombie FPS
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Also available on: PC

Left 4 Dead 2 might be one of the best zombie games ever created. Offering diverse array of melee and ranged weapons, you and three other players will set off in search of the next safe room — with just a few hundred zombies standing between you and your objective. Careful coordination is the key to victory, although it doesn't hurt to have an itchy trigger finger and a few health packs in your inventory. If you ever get tired of slaying zombies, you can step into their shoes with an innovative, asymmetrical multiplayer mode that gives you the chance to play as a handful of different Special Infected.

"[Left 4 Dead 2] delivers multiple improvements over its predecessor, and I get to keep all my fingers and toes." — 1UP


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Destiny 2

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Destiny 2 (PS4)

Metascore: 85
Best for: Fans of highly competitive multiplayer and cooperative dungeons
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Also available on: PC, PS5, XB1, XBX

It's a bit light on the undead, but Destiny 2 makes up for it with a suite of incredible competitive and cooperative game modes. There's even a unique combination of both, with the Gambit game mode letting you face off against other players while simultaneously dealing with groups of NPC enemies that are closing in on your location. Engaging gunplay and constant updates have kept the game alive over the years, and with big plans for the future, Destiny 2 looks like a game that's just getting started — despite launching in 2017.

"An epic: a story with an ever expanding scale made greater by the heroes of whom the story is told with tragedy, struggle, and redemption." — GameSpace


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Hunt: Showdown

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Hunt: Showdown (PS4)

Metascore: 81
Best for: Fans of innovative PvPvE gameplay
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Also available on: PC, XB1

Hunt: Showdown manages to stand out in the crowded battle royale marketplace with a unique hook: Instead of just fending off other players, you'll need to contend with a litany of deadly monsters on your way to victory. The action takes place in 1895, with players roaming around a fantastical version of the Louisiana Bayou. You'll need to carefully hunt down your target by gathering clues and various weapons scattered about the map. If the thought of roaming a haunted swamp solo seems daunting, you can team up with a few other players to help make the task a bit less challenging.

"A thrilling and original take on the battle royale genre. Hunt and be hunted for the best rewards whilst walking through the lands of 19th century Louisiana." — XGN


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Payday 2

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Payday 2 (PC)

Metascore: 79
Best for: Bank robbers
Where to buy: Steam
Also available on: PS3, PS4, Switch, XB360, XB1

Although its stealth mechanics leave a bit to be desired, Payday 2 offers an incredible bank robbing experience that few other games come close to emulating. You and your crew will first enter the bank (or another high-profile location) as civilians, scoping out the cameras, exits, and other security features, before donning your masks and attempting to rob it blind. Arcade-style, FPS action lets you shoot yourself out of any corner, although the best crews won't need to unload their clips to make off with millions. It's not an easy game, but Payday 2 shines thanks to its unique premise, excellent execution, and myriad of unique maps.

"Payday is simply put the improved, polished and closest experience you'll find to robbing an actual bank. It's just legal." — Impulsegamer


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GTFO

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GTFO (PC)

Metascore: 78
Best for: People who want to have nightmares
Where to buy: Steam
Also available on: N/A

GTFO is an apt title. The cooperative shooter sees you diving into a variety of nightmarish levels with the task of completing a variety of objectives and making it out alive. Part horror game and part FPS, you'll be exposed to no shortage of horrifying enemies and obstacles — and if you're lucky, you'll have the chance to fight back with some powerful weapons. The game is best played with a few close friends, as cooperation and effective communication is often the key to making it out alive. It's not an easy game, but those up for a challenge (and not afraid of a few scares) will find much to love about this unique FPS.

"GTFO stands out as a unique cooperative horror experience due to its gameplay design, one that I am fully relishing, even after countless deaths and failed runs." — DarkZero


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Remnant: From the Ashes

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Remnant: From the Ashes (PC)

Metascore: 78
Best for: Anyone seeking a new challenge
Where to buy: Steam
Also available on: PS4, PS5, XB1, XBX

Pulling aspects from such popular titles as Gears of War and Dark Souls, Remnant: From the Ashes offers a refreshing (and challenging) gameplay experience. The action takes place on a ravaged Earth that's fallen victim to an evil force known as the Root. You and a small party of other players will roam this land and try to put a stop to the Root using a variety of firearms and upgrading your gear with resources scavenged throughout your journey. Boss fights are incredibly difficult, and you'll need careful coordination and near-perfect execution to walk away unscathed.

"A surprisingly good combination of Gears of War-like third-person shooting with Souls-like difficulty." — CGMagazine


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Back 4 Blood

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Back 4 Blood (PC)

Metascore: 77
Best for: Fans of cooperative zombie slaying
Where to buy: Steam
Also available on: PS4, PS5, XB1, XBX

Designed by the same studio that created Left 4 Dead (Turtle Rock), Back 4 Blood shares much of the same DNA as its spiritual predecessor. Hordes of undead are yet again running amok, and you and three teammates will once again be out in search of the next safe checkpoint. However, a unique card-based upgrade system and gorgeous new-gen graphics make this stand out from past Turtle Rock creations. There's also an AI Director, which changes up the action so each match is slightly different from the last. It's best played with a few friends (some of the endgame missions are frustratingly difficult), but even solo players should have a blast running through its post-apocalyptic world and carving their way through legions of undead.

"Thanks to the AI Director, incredible atmosphere and great pacing, Back 4 Blood is a triumphant return for Turtle Rock." — God is a Geek


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Dying Light 2: Stay Human

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Dying Light 2: Stay Human (PS5)

Metascore: 76
Best for: Fans of open-world horror games
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Also available on: PC, PS4, XB1, XBX

Dying Light 2: Stay Human takes place more than two decades after the original. Much has changed in that time, although the plot will once again have you scampering up buildings, jumping around rooftops, and coming fact-to-face with an undead threat. Its giant map is a blast to explore solo, but you can head online to enjoy the company of three other players. While you won't find the same kind of tense multiplayer encounters as you will in Evil Dead: The Game, the sprawling map and brutal combat system make Dying Light 2 a great addition to your collection.

"With a beautiful open world, great narrative side missions, and enough tension to raise even the calmest player's blood pressure, Dying Light 2 wrings a mountain of slick fun out of the most dire of settings." — Gaming Nexus 


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Dead Island

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Dead Island (XB360)

Metascore: 71
Best for: Fans of survival horror and RPG mash-ups
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Also available on: PC, PS3

Dead Island is over a decade old, and some of its mechanics (and graphics) are starting to become outdated. What won't ever go out of style, however, is its lush, tropical resort setting — which has unfortunately been overrun with zombies. You'll need to scavenge the environment for items that can be crafted into makeshift weapons before using them in bloody melee combat that's just as intense as it was in 2011. Things only become more gruesome as you chug through the main quest. Firearms are eventually added to your arsenal, zombies become larger, and bosses require more than a few hits before going down.

"Its blend of genres ensures that it's not just another zombie game, and the excellent co-op support is the icing on the cake." — Gamereactor Denmark


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Dead by Daylight

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Dead By Daylight (PS4)

Metascore: 64
Best for: Fans of asymmetrical multiplayer
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Also available on: iOS, PC, PS5, Stadia, Switch, XB1, XBX

Dead By Daylight is the current king of asymmetrical multiplayer. Four players will explore a map as Survivors, attempting to escape from a single Killer that's stalking down their prey. Not only do both sides have unique objectives, but they play from an entirely different perspective: Survivors benefit from a third-person view that provides a better look at their surroundings, while the Killer hunts in first-person for an immersive, haunting experience. The game has seen no shortage of collaborations, with Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Pyramid Head, and more available as playable Killers.

"While Dead by Daylight is far from perfect, the game delivers a thrilling experience as both survivor and murderer. Playing with friends is mandatory, as it greatly enhances the overall experience." — XGN