Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick

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Ash returns for another round of killing, slashing and destroying the undead.

On this occasion, with a brand new story based on the world created in the Evil Dead films, Ash can teleport to 4 distinct eras of Dearborn, to not only see how the invasion of the dead took place all those years ago, but to watch in horror as they multiply and control the world they now live in.

As Ash, you must use his chainsaw for a hand, as well as the trusty shotgun and pistol, new magic abilities (call down a rain of fire or possess the enemy to do the dirty work for you), plus a host of other weapons (grenades, shovels, etc.) to destroy the dead.

Once you complete a level in story mode, you can go back into that level in arcade mode and attempt to complete a range of challenges (for example, taking down a certain amount of evil in a set amount of time).


Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick PlayStation 2 The game's inventory
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick PlayStation 2 Zombie strippers feature very early on in the game.
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick PlayStation 2 The game's main menu follows the company logos and an optional rolling demo.
The Arcade game has to be unlocked by making progress in the main game
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick PlayStation 2 Important items are collected automatically and are placed in the game's inventory for use when needed.

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User Reviews

Decent action adventure game based on a great license, which fans should get an extra kick out of. Shame it’s a lame PS-2 port, mind. Xbox Nick Drew (370)
Mediocre, but not unplayable. PlayStation 2 Ola Sverre Bauge (235)

Critic Reviews

Next Level Gaming Xbox Jul 01, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Jun 25, 2003 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Xbox Jul 16, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameZone Xbox Jun 26, 2003 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Xbox Jun 23, 2003 5.3 out of 10 53
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jun 23, 2003 5.3 out of 10 53
Just Adventure PlayStation 2 Oct 25, 2004 C 50
Game Revolution Xbox Jul, 2003 C- 42
GameCell UK Xbox 2003 4 out of 10 40
Gamereactor (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Jul 13, 2003 2 out of 10 20


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Bruce Campbell, who played Ash in the original Evil Dead movies, lends his voice to his character for the game, as well as helping THQ and Vis in the development of the story during the game.


The game uses a modified State Of Emergency engine.

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