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Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
61
2.6
Xbox
60
3.7
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Description

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).

Screenshots

Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick PlayStation 2 Game Over!
Sometimes the number of baddies is just too much.
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 Walking up to characters and pressing triangle initiates a conversation
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick PlayStation 2 Pressing the R1 button brings up the weapon selection screen. The developers claim, in the 'making of' movie that almost all of the weapons are upgradeable

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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 (371)
Mediocre, but not unplayable. PlayStation 2 Ola Sverre Bauge (235)

The Press Says

Next Level Gaming Xbox Jul 01, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Jun 13, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
GamePro (US) Xbox Jun 18, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 2 Jun 27, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Jul 29, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
XBox-Zone Xbox Aug 02, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Xbox Jun 23, 2003 5.3 out of 10 53
Super Play Xbox Jul, 2003 4 out of 10 40
GameCell UK Xbox 2003 4 out of 10 40
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 2003 3.7 out of 10 37

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Trivia

Development

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.

Engine

The game uses a modified State Of Emergency engine.

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