Evil Dead: Hail to the King

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
45
2.8
PlayStation
51
2.5
Windows
46
2.3
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Description

Ash, the square-jawed, insult-spewing, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed hero from the cult classic Evil Dead trilogy is back. Picking up eight years after the last installment of the Evil Dead films, Ash is drawn back to the infamous cabin in the woods only to again face evil forces that have crossed over to our world. Our hero finds himself slicing and dicing carnivorous Kandarian demons, vicious deadites, and other unspeakable atrocities spawned by the notorious Book of the Dead. And in true Evil Dead fashion, Ash must once again attempt to save the world from an appalling and horrific end. Evil Dead: Hail to the King is a survival horror game with over-the-top bloodlust and signature Ash humor--all within the confines of the Evil Dead universe.

Screenshots

Evil Dead: Hail to the King PlayStation Redneck zombie
Evil Dead: Hail to the King PlayStation Fighting the first demon.
Evil Dead: Hail to the King PlayStation Notes
Evil Dead: Hail to the King Windows Ash disembowels a deadite in the cabin's cellar movie room. Notice that Ash fails to cast a shadow on the screen.

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User Reviews

A perfect example of a brilliant idea going horribly wrong. Windows Sycada (175)
Evil Dead: Hail to the king rules Dreamcast Ryan Cerny (3)

Critic Reviews

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Apr 07, 2001 65 out of 100 65
Gameswelt PlayStation Aug 02, 2001 64 out of 100 64
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul, 2001 61 out of 100 61
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 12, 2001 10 out of 20 50
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 11, 2000 4.2 out of 10 42
ActionTrip Windows Apr 13, 2001 40 out of 100 40
GameSpot Windows Apr 30, 2001 3.4 out of 10 34
Gamekult Dreamcast Jan 03, 2001 3 out of 10 30
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 2001 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
PC Jeux Windows Jul, 2001 10 out of 100 10

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Trivia

Ending (Army of Darkness spoiler!)

The ending to the game is obviously a homage to the original ending of Army of Darkness, in which Ash ends up stranded and alone in a post-apocalyptic world. As this was considered too dark for domestic audiences, the American version of the film was given a happier, save-the-day-get-the-girl ending that the more hardcore of the film's fans found dissatisfying.

Extras

A trailer for the game comes on the DVD for Evil Dead 2.

Sounds

Much of the short "jump" music that plays when a monster pops out in front of you can also be heard in the PC game Nocturne by Terminal Reality.

Soundtrack

Like the game's soundtrack, but don't want to spend additional money on the soundtrack CD THQ is advertising? Don't worry, the game's entire soundtrack is available in the program folder in Evildead/Evildead/Data/ unencrypted in WAV format. Just listen to it in Winamp. This only applies to the PC version, however.

Information also contributed by Alan Chan

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