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Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (PlayStation 2)

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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).

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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 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
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 The game's inventory

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User Reviews

Mediocre, but not unplayable. Ola Sverre Bauge (235) 1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars

The Press Says

Next Level Gaming Jun 13, 2003 90 out of 100 90
Gaming Target Jun 13, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
Thunderbolt Games Jun 27, 2003 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Jul 17, 2003 70 out of 100 70
GameSpy Jun 19, 2003 65 out of 100 65
IGN May 22, 2003 6.4 out of 10 64
GameSpot Jun 23, 2003 5.3 out of 10 53
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 22, 2003 5 out of 10 50
Just Adventure Oct 25, 2004 C 50
Game Freaks 365 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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