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A simple, yet fun action game coupled with light puzzles and a sharp sense of humour. Windows Nick Drew (412)
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83
The Evil Dead License hasn’t had much luck in the videogame world, seeing the release of Evil Dead: Hail to the King, a terrible survival horror game, and Evil Dead: Fist Full of Boomstick, a disappointing State of Emergency-esque title. After two games like those, I’d argue there’s enough reason for anyone to throw in the towel and move on, but THQ and Cranky Pants Games are seemingly a bit more patient than I am, as they’ve had one more go at the license in Evil Dead: Regeneration. I’m glad they did too, because it seems the third time is the charm, and this is the game series fans have been waiting for all this time.
80
XboxYahoo! Games (Sep 14, 2005)
Bruce Campbell may be a B-movie star, but up until now, all the games he's starred in have been D-list. With a budget price and little sign of innovation, one could easily write off Evil Dead Regeneration as more of the same. In actuality, it's a great little game -- chock full of humor, gameplay twists, and top-notch voice work that's closer to what film fans love Bruce Campbell for: It's not grade A, but it makes up for it in personality.
80
PlayStation 2Gaming Target (Apr 20, 2006)
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick was a pleasant surprise at a pleasant price. Twenty bucks got me the now-defunct Vis Entertainment’s video game rendition of the newest chapter of the greatest horror series ever and I was more than happy. That small investment proved to be a good one as I am rarely more impressed with a licensed game than I was with Fistful of Boomstick.
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PlayStation 2VicioJuegos.com (Aug 22, 2008)
Juego recomendable para quien le gusta las películas de terror (especialmente la saga de Evil Dead), los juegos de acción contra monstruos, y demás juegos que están fuera de la moda y de los booms del año. Diversión, acción, sangre, humor, dificultad en ocasiones es lo que espera al usuario. Adelante, Ash está esperando.
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XboxGame Over Online (Oct 27, 2005)
Back in the day, when we were all much younger, an Evil Dead video game sounded like a natural move for the franchise. Ash was practically a video game hero already, with his infinite supply of shotgun shells, constant supply of bad one-liners, and ability to brush off attacks that should have, by rights, crippled him. Even better, he fought zombies, which are in the top ten all-time video game antagonists.
76
XboxAdventure Lantern (Apr, 2006)
Evil Dead Regeneration delivers a solid action gaming experience that will easily appeal to the fans of the movies. The game very effectively captures and recreates the essence of the movies. Evil Dead Regeneration is full of excellent Bruce Campbell one-liners that will make the fans smile. The interaction between Ash and Sam throughout the game is very amusing and the voice work is excellent. Even gamers who have never seen the movies might appreciate over-the-top action. The graphics may not be the most fabulous you have seen, but they do get the job done. However, considerable technical problems take away from the experience. And even though the game is short, some of the repetitive elements might make you happy when it is finally over. If you are looking for an opportunity to slaughter a horde of zombies and like the Evil Dead setting, consider giving Evil Dead Regeneration a try. Just make sure you go in expecting to run into some issues.
76
PlayStation 2Adventure Lantern (Apr, 2006)
Evil Dead Regeneration delivers a solid action gaming experience that will easily appeal to the fans of the movies. The game very effectively captures and recreates the essence of the movies. Evil Dead Regeneration is full of excellent Bruce Campbell one-liners that will make the fans smile. The interaction between Ash and Sam throughout the game is very amusing and the voice work is excellent. Even gamers who have never seen the movies might appreciate over-the-top action. The graphics may not be the most fabulous you have seen, but they do get the job done. However, considerable technical problems take away from the experience. And even though the game is short, some of the repetitive elements might make you happy when it is finally over. If you are looking for an opportunity to slaughter a horde of zombies and like the Evil Dead setting, consider giving Evil Dead Regeneration a try. Just make sure you go in expecting to run into some issues.
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WindowsAdventure Lantern (Apr, 2006)
Evil Dead Regeneration delivers a solid action gaming experience that will easily appeal to the fans of the movies. The game very effectively captures and recreates the essence of the movies. Evil Dead Regeneration is full of excellent Bruce Campbell one-liners that will make the fans smile. The interaction between Ash and Sam throughout the game is very amusing and the voice work is excellent. Even gamers who have never seen the movies might appreciate over-the-top action. The graphics may not be the most fabulous you have seen, but they do get the job done. However, considerable technical problems take away from the experience. And even though the game is short, some of the repetitive elements might make you happy when it is finally over. If you are looking for an opportunity to slaughter a horde of zombies and like the Evil Dead setting, consider giving Evil Dead Regeneration a try. Just make sure you go in expecting to run into some issues.
75
XboxGame Chronicles (Oct 06, 2005)
For a $20 game, Evil Dead Regeneration is a pretty good buy. It’s a standard action/adventure game, but fans of the films and/or Bruce Campbell are the ones apt to get the most enjoyment out of it. For anyone else, I’d heartily recommend rental if you need a quick game to play and enjoy over a weekend. You can pretty much complete it 100% over the course of two days and I enjoyed myself blasting and sawing deadites into pieces. If you’re a real fan of the Evil Dead mythos I’d suggest you just go ahead and buy it. At $20, it’s just the cost of three rentals and the extras with Bruce and Ted are hilarious.
75
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles (Oct 12, 2005)
Evil Dead: Regeneration won’t win any awards. Hell, you probably won’t be able to find it at major electronics stores in a year. But it is a fun little game that should not be overlooked if one is looking for a cheap yet satisfying game.
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PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central (2005)
The dialog and voiceovers are the best features of the game. The developers acknowledge this by offering, as an unlockable, a behind-the-scenes documentary of Mr. Campbell performing his voiceovers for the game. At the very least you should rent this game for the laughs if nothing else. If you can think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of Halloween than you're probably dead already.
70
The dialog and voiceovers are the best features of the game. The developers acknowledge this by offering, as an unlockable, a behind-the-scenes documentary of Mr. Campbell performing his voiceovers for the game. At the very least you should rent this game for the laughs if nothing else. If you can think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of Halloween than you're probably dead already.
70
WindowsAceGamez (Nov 25, 2005)
Dead: Regeneration is an entertaining but short-lived game that's well worth a look for its excellent chainsaw-based combat and the usage of a regenerating sidekick who you have no choice but to kill in a number of horrible ways to progress! A strong sense of black humour is prominent in the gameplay, the excellent story and the in-game banter, which keeps your interest in what would have otherwise been a run-of-the-mill third person adventure. Fans of the genre should enjoy it, while fans of the films owe it to themselves to give this a play. So grab yourself a boomstick and fire up the chainsaw - it's time to stick it to some primitive screw-heads. Groovy!
70
WindowsGamer Within (Sep 26, 2005)
While it didn’t have much to contend against, Evil Dead: Regeneration is definitely the best game in the franchise. Any casual fan or gamer might want to rent this one first since they may be put off by the technical issues. On the other hand, any fan of the movies owes it to themselves to get a decent Evil Dead game; at $19.99 the price is right. Especially when you take into consideration that this could be the last Bruce Campbell adaptation of Ash with the impending Evil Dead remake coming out next year with Ashton Kutcher. Yeah, that will be fun.
70
WindowsGamePro (US) (Sep 20, 2005)
But what really counts here is the gameplay, and in that sense, Regeneration is a fitting tribute to the films. It's great, gory fun to hack limbs off your Deadite foes, and the targeting and combo system are up to the challenge...even if the camera angles suffer from time to time. Your freaky sidekick, the diminutive Sam, is another worthwhile addition. Whether grappling with enemies or riding huge beasts, Regeneration provides lots of opportunities for unconventional experiences.
70
XboxExtreme Gamer (Sep 22, 2005)
Evil Dead Regeneration is the best Evil Dead game to be released to date. For the low price they are asking any Evil Dead fan or action gamer needs to check this out. Ash is back with some Bubba Ho-Tep style. Hail to the king, baby!
70
XboxGamePro (US) (Sep 20, 2005)
The Evil Dead movies were good almost in spite of themselves, but those creative talents sadly went on to bigger and better things, casting much doubt on the chances for any feature-length Evil Dead follow-ups. Luckily, THQ has seen fit to continue the series in video game form, to mixed results (A Fistful of Boomstick? No, thanks). The great news is that Evil Dead: Regeneration is easily the best Evil Dead game yet.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US) (Sep 20, 2005)
The Evil Dead movies were good almost in spite of themselves, but those creative talents sadly went on to bigger and better things, casting much doubt on the chances for any feature-length Evil Dead follow-ups. Luckily, THQ has seen fit to continue the series in video game form, to mixed results (A Fistful of Boomstick? No, thanks). The great news is that Evil Dead: Regeneration is easily the best Evil Dead game yet.
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XboxGameSpot (Sep 13, 2005)
In the end, Regeneration is easily the best Evil Dead game available. If you can look past some nasty bugs and the ugly presentation of the game, you'll find six or seven hours of fun here. There are also some great extras to unlock, including video clips of Bruce doing the voice work for the game. You can't help but feel a bit let down though, because if a little more time had been spent polishing the presentation and fixing the bugs, this game could have been a lot better than it ultimately is.
69
PlayStation 2GameSpot (Sep 13, 2005)
Bruce Campbell is back again...or is it Ash? At this point the two are indiscernible. Either way, the icon of B movies has returned, boomstick in hand, ready to rid the world of deadites once again. While the Evil Dead movies are bad in a spectacularly entertaining way, the Evil Dead games thus far have been just plain bad. Evil Dead: Regeneration is the latest game in the series, and it's a huge improvement over the last two games. Of course, that isn't saying much. Actually, Regeneration is a lot of fun to play, but it's marred by a host of bugs and an ugly presentation.
68
XboxIGN (Sep 13, 2005)
While the Evil Dead based games of the past have fizzled and flopped, Regeneration actually showed promise. After finishing the final copy of the game, we're happy to report improved framerates, polished cinematics, crisper sound effects, and superbly voiced characters. Underlying some of the game's polish, however, is a flawed combo system, repetitive level design, stale storyline, and a jarringly short play length that should ward off casual action fans and attract only those who consider themselves fans of the Evil Dead series.
68
PlayStation 2IGN (Sep 13, 2005)
While the Evil Dead based games of the past have fizzled and flopped, Regeneration actually showed promise. After finishing the final copy of the game, we're happy to report improved framerates, polished cinematics, crisper sound effects, and superbly voiced characters. Underlying some of the game's polish, however, is a flawed combo system, repetitive level design, stale storyline, and a jarringly short play length that should ward off casual action fans and attract only those who consider themselves fans of the Evil Dead series.
66
WindowsIGN (Oct 17, 2005)
While the Evil Dead based games of the past have fizzled and flopped, Regeneration actually showed promise. After finishing the final copy of the game, we're happy to report improved framerates, polished cinematics, crisper sound effects, and superbly voiced characters. Underlying some of the game's polish, however, is a flawed combo system, repetitive level design, stale storyline, and a short play length that should ward off casual action fans and attract only those who consider themselves fans of the Evil Dead series.
66
XboxGameZone (Oct 10, 2005)
This game has been kind of a bittersweet experience for me. On one hand, I really dig the whole Evil Dead universe and playing as Ash can really be a hoot with all that shotgunning and chainsawing. But on the other hand, the game suffers from silly finishing moves and phrases that are delivered poorly.
65
XboxGame Informer Magazine (Oct, 2005)
What is something that's offensively dull? It's a sitcom that never wavers from the "my husband is such an idiot" and "my wife never wants to get frisky" jokes, or an action game so by-the-numbers that you snort sarcastically when the "Loading....Sewer Level" screen pops-up. In case you hadn't figured it out, Evil Dead: Regeneration is that predictable action game that isn't broken, but instead is so lacking in intensity and creativity that dullness is its biggest problem.
65
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2005)
What is something that's offensively dull? It's a sitcom that never wavers from the "my husband is such an idiot" and "my wife never wants to get frisky" jokes, or an action game so by-the-numbers that you snort sarcastically when the "Loading....Sewer Level" screen pops-up. In case you hadn't figured it out, Evil Dead: Regeneration is that predictable action game that isn't broken, but instead is so lacking in intensity and creativity that dullness is its biggest problem.
65
Xbox1UP (Sep 12, 2005)
The Evil Dead films seem like they should make the transition to video games seamlessly and almost without effort. Two dismal attempts in the past have, however, revealed this to be far from the case. While the majority of gamers out there may be jaded and past caring at this point, the irony is that THQ and Cranky Pants Games have finally got it right. Their latest foray into the license, Evil Dead Regeneration, marries the film series' personality and humor with competent gameplay resulting in actual, bona-fide, gory and hilarious fun.
65
PlayStation 21UP (Sep 13, 2005)
The Evil Dead films seem like they should make the transition to video games seamlessly and almost without effort. Two dismal attempts in the past have, however, revealed this to be far from the case. While the majority of gamers out there may be jaded and past caring at this point, the irony is that THQ and Cranky Pants Games have finally got it right. Their latest foray into the license, Evil Dead Regeneration, marries the film series' personality and humor with competent gameplay resulting in actual, bona-fide, gory and hilarious fun.
65
XboxOfficial XBox Magazine (Nov, 2005)
Here is a perfectly competent example of that same third-person action game you've played, like, 100 times now. It's got pretty good graphics (bonus points for the expressive Bruce Campbell likeness) and dumb-fun combo-y combat -- torch Deadites with the flamethrower on your right hand, blow 'em to Hell with the infinite, auto-targeting, double-penetration rocket launcher on your left.
60
XboxGameSpy (Sep 15, 2005)
Though it's nothing stellar, Regeneration does have some nice things going for it -- a great sense of humor, nice visuals, and it captures the feel of the movies faithfully. The folks over at Cranky Pants Games really show that they love the source material and want to do it justice. It may not be for everyone, but if you're a fan of the Evil Dead series, chances are you're going to totally dig it.
60
WindowsGamereactor (Sweden) (Nov 25, 2005)
Det är kanske värt att pröva innan man tömmer spargrisen, men detta är ljusår bättre än alla andra Evil Dead-spel tidigare tillsammans. Dock har ju det förflutna betstått av uteslutande dålig smuts. Älskar man humorstympning är detta ett spel att kika närmare på.
60
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos (Oct 13, 2005)
"Evil Dead: Regeneration" consegue, em parte, pagar uma dívida com seus fãs, pois os outros dois jogos foram extremamente fracos. Não se trata de nenhum título que tenha pretensão de se tornar um clássico, como a série de filmes que o originou, mas oferece diversão honesta, mesmo que por pouco tempo. Quem não é especialmente ligado no universo de "A Morte do Demônio" pode alugar o game, passar o fim-de-semana e nunca mais lembrar dele. Para os fãs, traz alguns momentos valorosos com Bruce e Ted falando de sua experiência na produção do game. Trata-se de 20 dólares muito bem aproveitados.
60
XboxGame Informer Magazine (Oct, 2005)
Overall, Regeneration isn't a truly bad game, just a fairly generic one tied to a revered license. As much as I love the movies, some franchises simply weren't meant to become games, and perhaps the Evil Dead series is among them.
60
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2005)
Overall, Regeneration isn’t a truly bad game, just a fairly generic one tied to a revered license. As much as I love the movies, some franchises simply weren’t meant to become games, and perhaps the Evil Dead series is among them.
60
WindowsUOL Jogos (Oct 13, 2005)
"Evil Dead: Regeneration" consegue, em parte, pagar uma dívida com seus fãs, pois os outros dois jogos foram extremamente fracos. Não se trata de nenhum título que tenha pretensão de se tornar um clássico, como a série de filmes que o originou, mas oferece diversão honesta, mesmo que por pouco tempo. Quem não é especialmente ligado no universo de "A Morte do Demônio" pode alugar o game, passar o fim-de-semana e nunca mais lembrar dele. Para os fãs, traz alguns momentos valorosos com Bruce e Ted falando de sua experiência na produção do game. Trata-se de 20 dólares muito bem aproveitados.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy (Sep 15, 2005)
The gaming gods haven't been kind to Bruce Campbell and his alter ego, Ash Williams, from the Evil Dead flicks. Until now, the most memorable Campbell performances in a game have been his stints as the narrator in the movie-based Spider-Man games. There's a good chance that's all about to change. Believe it or not, there's now an Evil Dead game that's actually worth playing.
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XboxGame Revolution (Sep, 2005)
You have to credit Evil Dead: Regeneration for almost living up to its name by breathing some new life back into an abysmal video-game franchise. Still, this regeneration is a far-cry from a revolution and must be content with being familiar, satisfying, and diminutive. At any rate, Ash is again the champion of low-budget. All hail.
58
PlayStation 2Jolt (UK) (Nov 29, 2005)
THQ have tried and failed to produce a game that can adequately do the Evil Dead movies justice, previously with the abysmal Hail to the King and the disappointing A Fistful of Boomstick. Even though it’s ideal video game fodder, the Evil Dead series seems to be a tricky subject for developers to tackle. Whether it’s down to the pressure of the current gaming market, harsh development deadlines or just plain crap ideas, the games have improved, but each Evil Dead game seems to suffer from too many problems to be anything more than average, even if they’ve all had Bruce Campbell in them, acting like the B-movie God he is. Evil Dead Regeneration is still a crap video game, but for the first time there’s actually something experiencing here.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution (Sep 22, 2005)
You have to credit Evil Dead: Regeneration for almost living up to its name by breathing some new life back into an abysmal video-game franchise. Still, this regeneration is a far-cry from a revolution and must be content with being familiar, satisfying, and diminutive. At any rate, Ash is again the champion of low-budget. All hail.
50
PlayStation 2The Video Game Critic (Nov 10, 2006)
Regeneration's visuals are fair, but the camera is clumsy and the collision detection could be better. The cut-scenes are fairly elaborate, and many are rendered using the same distinct visual style as the films. The audio track is the highlight of the game, with Bruce Campbell once again lending his voice to supply Ash's clever wisecracks. Evil Dead Regeneration is pretty easy in terms of difficulty, thanks to a generous number of save points. The game doesn't really break new ground, but it's easily the best Evil Dead video game I've played.
50
PlayStation 2GamerDad (Oct 24, 2005)
"Well, it's not awful" - That's the thought that was running through my head for most of my time with Evil Dead: Regeneration. I have about the same opinion of the movies that this game is based (and extends) upon. If you're a die-hard fan you probably already bought it, along with all the previous Evil Dead games, no matter how poorly done they were, but for the rest of you, read on.
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PlayStation 2Pro-G (Nov 08, 2005)
Evil Dead: Regeneration is the latest attempt at making an enjoyable game based on the cult B-movie horror classic staring Bruce Campbell. While the Evil Dead movies have never been applauded for their cinematic brilliance, they were fun entertainment at its best. The games have simply been rubbish, offering very little of the enjoyment that the movies deliver in spades. Regeneration is along the right tracks but suffers from too many problems to win over anyone other than the most hardened Evil Dead fans.
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PlayStation 2HonestGamers (Dec 09, 2016)
So, what does Regeneration provide players? Unfulfilled potential, mainly; just like so many other licensed games I've played over the years. It's not hard for me to imagine a good Evil Dead-based game, but the one in my mind doesn't devolve into a horror-comedy take on mismatched buddy cop films, where players regularly listen to the two leads bicker and argue while traveling through linear stages and undergoing the same challenges over and over again with only minor differences such as Deadites that suddenly gain the ability to throw dynamite. Sure, The Evil Dead was a low-budget film series that became really popular in spite of the lack of funding. That's because "low-budget" and "amateurish" aren't necessarily synonyms. This game, though, is amateurish all the way.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com (Sep 09, 2005)
Encore une fois, c'est la déception pour les fans de Ash, qui voient leur héros déjanté évoluer dans un énième titre médiocre cumulant des défauts qui concourent tous au même résultat : l'ennui, total et absolu.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Sep 09, 2005)
Encore une fois, c'est la déception pour les fans de Ash, qui voient leur héros déjanté évoluer dans un énième titre médiocre cumulant des défauts qui concourent tous au même résultat : l'ennui, total et absolu.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Oct 05, 2005)
Encore une fois, c'est la déception pour les fans de Ash, qui voient leur héros déjanté évoluer dans un énième titre médiocre cumulant des défauts qui concourent tous au même résultat : l'ennui, total et absolu.