Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
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 The chainsaw is one of the most useful weapons.
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 As the game progresses Ash is assigned tasks to complete. This is his 'To Do' list at the very start of the game
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick PlayStation 2 Zombie strippers feature very early on in the game.

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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

GamePro (US) Xbox Jun 18, 2003 4 out of 5 80
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 17, 2003 70 out of 100 70
IGN Xbox Jun 17, 2003 6.4 out of 10 64
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jun 23, 2003 5.3 out of 10 53
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Jul 22, 2003 10 out of 20 50
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Aug 07, 2003 10 out of 20 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Jul 22, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Super Play Xbox Jul, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 2003 3.7 out of 10 37
The Video Game Critic Xbox Dec 09, 2003 D 25

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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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