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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.


Evil Dead: Hail to the King Windows Hail to the King's first boss battle, against poor old granny whose been mutated into a spider deadite
Evil Dead: Hail to the King Windows The Church Door puzzle in an in-jokey homage to the original Evil Dead
Evil Dead: Hail to the King PlayStation Pump
Evil Dead: Hail to the King PlayStation Empty desk

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Alternate Titles

  • "Evil Dead: Ashes 2 Ashes" -- working title

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User Reviews

A perfect example of a brilliant idea going horribly wrong. Windows Sycada (191)
Evil Dead: Hail to the king rules Dreamcast Ryan Cerny (3)

Critic Reviews

Absolute Games ( Windows Apr 07, 2001 65 out of 100 65
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jul 02, 2001 61 out of 100 61 Dreamcast Jul 30, 2001 10 out of 20 50
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation Feb, 2001 4.5 out of 10 45
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 11, 2000 4.2 out of 10 42
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Jun, 2001 40 out of 100 40
IGN Windows Apr 24, 2001 3.8 out of 10 38
GameSpot Windows Apr 30, 2001 3.4 out of 10 34
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2001 27 out of 100 27
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 2001 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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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.


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


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.


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.

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