Evil Dead: The Game - Review Thread

Game Information Game Title: Evil Dead: The Game Platforms: Xbox Series X/S (May 13, 2022) PlayStation 5 (May 13, 2022) PC (May 13, 2022) Xbox One (May 13, 2022) PlayStation 4 (May 13, 2022) Trailers: Evil Dead: The Game Pre-Order Trailer Evil Dead: The Game - Gameplay Overview Trailer Evil Dead: The Game - Reveal Trailer Publisher: Nighthawk Review Aggregator: OpenCritic - 68 average - 62% recommended - 13 reviews Critic Reviews But Why Tho? - Kate Sanchez - 8 / 10 Evil Dead: The Game is a blast. It’s fun to play, difficult in spots, and something I can see myself returning to again and again just to keep exploring and learning, as well as unlocking new things as I’m sure they’ll become available over the games’ lifespan. Plus, for Deadites out there, it’s beyond a great buy with lore plugged into just about every design choice, line of dialogue, and piece of the landscape. So pick it up and all the king baby. ComingSoon.net - Michael Leri - 4 / 10 With such a lackluster suite of systems, samey objectives, awful single-player missions, and underwhelming demon gameplay, Evil Dead: The Game is unlikely to live long enough to get a vacation down to Jacksonville and more likely to be dead by daylight. Dexerto - Ava Thompson-Powell - 8 / 10 Evil Dead: The Game is a faithful and bloody horror that combines plenty of gameplay systems from across the multiplayer genre in tight, impactful gameplay. A variety of game modes and classes mean that there’s something for everyone, but it’s let down by quick-to-tire and repetitive finishing moves, limited accessibility features, and restrictions on earning experience. That being said, I’m incredibly excited to see what Saber Interactive has got in-store in the future, as with such a well-designed, lightning-in-a-bottle type formula, Evil Dead: The Game will either survive the test of time or be banished to the deep recesses of player’s minds depending upon the quality of the game’s future updates and how many it receives over time. DualShockers - Callum Smith - 8 / 10 However, despite its few drawbacks, it’s a near-perfect tribute to Sam Raimi’s creation as the game is groovy fun whether you play as a survivor or a demon. It has a great foundation so here’s hoping Saber Interactive keeps us coming back with plenty of post-launch updates. Flickering Myth - Shaun Munro - 7 / 10 If you can accept its unvarnished edges, Evil Dead: The Game is a fiendishly addictive asymmetric multiplayer game, crafted with a clear love for Sam Raimi’s iconic horror franchise. GameGrin - Erin McAllister - 7.5 / 10 Playing as the Kandarian Demon isn't as fun as it should be and the single-player experience is somewhat lacking, but if you want to team up with three friends and show a bunch'a deadites just how deadly a prosthetic chainsaw can be, this is the game for you. Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 6 / 10 A loving homage to the Evil Dead franchise, but it's a series that doesn't particularly suit the 4 vs. 1 concept, with shallow combat and too little variety. PSX Brasil - Paulo Roberto Montanaro - Portuguese - 70 / 100 Evil Dead: The Game surprises by offering pretty solid action mechanics, a functional co-op model and amazing visuals, even if it needs to fix some rough edges here and there. However, it lacks the charisma so present in the franchise on which it is inspired and will depend a lot on community support and extra content to stay alive. Stevivor - Steve Wright - 7 / 10 It’s sometimes a little rough around the edges, but there are some amazing selling points when it comes to Evil Dead. It has the look, feel and sound of proceedings down pat, even down to the movement of the evil presence as it stalks Ash and his friends in the cold, dark woods. The Outerhaven Productions - Karl Smart - 2 / 5 Evil Dead: The Game is a game that is great in concept, but makes the same mistake that other games looking to dethrone Dead by Daylight make: Focusing on one franchise and expecting it to carry the whole experience. Evil Dead: The Game has a solid foundation but stagnates very easily due to a lack of variety in gameplay objectives and maps. Not to mention it relies on people working together in order to win as one side, which doesn't work without a solid communication system that everyone actually uses or a community that actually wants to work together. TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 6 / 10 Evil Dead fans will love the amount of fan service on offer here, from the painstaking recreation of movie locations to Bruce Campbell's goofy one-liners. However, when it comes to raw entertainment value, there's an imbalance between the forces of good and evil. Playing as the survivors can be fun with friends but lacks the fun or variety of being an evildoer. Try Hard Guides - Erik Hodges - 9 / 10 Campy and full of action, Evil Dead: The Game still manages to throw in plenty of scares and tense moments as a human player, and playing the Demon offers a truly stra

Evil Dead: The Game - Review Thread

Game Information

Game Title: Evil Dead: The Game

Platforms:

  • Xbox Series X/S (May 13, 2022)
  • PlayStation 5 (May 13, 2022)
  • PC (May 13, 2022)
  • Xbox One (May 13, 2022)
  • PlayStation 4 (May 13, 2022)

Trailers:

Publisher: Nighthawk

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 68 average - 62% recommended - 13 reviews

Critic Reviews

But Why Tho? - Kate Sanchez - 8 / 10

Evil Dead: The Game is a blast. It’s fun to play, difficult in spots, and something I can see myself returning to again and again just to keep exploring and learning, as well as unlocking new things as I’m sure they’ll become available over the games’ lifespan. Plus, for Deadites out there, it’s beyond a great buy with lore plugged into just about every design choice, line of dialogue, and piece of the landscape. So pick it up and all the king baby.


ComingSoon.net - Michael Leri - 4 / 10

With such a lackluster suite of systems, samey objectives, awful single-player missions, and underwhelming demon gameplay, Evil Dead: The Game is unlikely to live long enough to get a vacation down to Jacksonville and more likely to be dead by daylight.


Dexerto - Ava Thompson-Powell - 8 / 10

Evil Dead: The Game is a faithful and bloody horror that combines plenty of gameplay systems from across the multiplayer genre in tight, impactful gameplay. A variety of game modes and classes mean that there’s something for everyone, but it’s let down by quick-to-tire and repetitive finishing moves, limited accessibility features, and restrictions on earning experience.

That being said, I’m incredibly excited to see what Saber Interactive has got in-store in the future, as with such a well-designed, lightning-in-a-bottle type formula, Evil Dead: The Game will either survive the test of time or be banished to the deep recesses of player’s minds depending upon the quality of the game’s future updates and how many it receives over time.


DualShockers - Callum Smith - 8 / 10

However, despite its few drawbacks, it’s a near-perfect tribute to Sam Raimi’s creation as the game is groovy fun whether you play as a survivor or a demon. It has a great foundation so here’s hoping Saber Interactive keeps us coming back with plenty of post-launch updates.


Flickering Myth - Shaun Munro - 7 / 10

If you can accept its unvarnished edges, Evil Dead: The Game is a fiendishly addictive asymmetric multiplayer game, crafted with a clear love for Sam Raimi’s iconic horror franchise.


GameGrin - Erin McAllister - 7.5 / 10

Playing as the Kandarian Demon isn't as fun as it should be and the single-player experience is somewhat lacking, but if you want to team up with three friends and show a bunch'a deadites just how deadly a prosthetic chainsaw can be, this is the game for you.


Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 6 / 10

A loving homage to the Evil Dead franchise, but it's a series that doesn't particularly suit the 4 vs. 1 concept, with shallow combat and too little variety.


PSX Brasil - Paulo Roberto Montanaro - Portuguese - 70 / 100

Evil Dead: The Game surprises by offering pretty solid action mechanics, a functional co-op model and amazing visuals, even if it needs to fix some rough edges here and there. However, it lacks the charisma so present in the franchise on which it is inspired and will depend a lot on community support and extra content to stay alive.


Stevivor - Steve Wright - 7 / 10

It’s sometimes a little rough around the edges, but there are some amazing selling points when it comes to Evil Dead. It has the look, feel and sound of proceedings down pat, even down to the movement of the evil presence as it stalks Ash and his friends in the cold, dark woods.


The Outerhaven Productions - Karl Smart - 2 / 5

Evil Dead: The Game is a game that is great in concept, but makes the same mistake that other games looking to dethrone Dead by Daylight make: Focusing on one franchise and expecting it to carry the whole experience. Evil Dead: The Game has a solid foundation but stagnates very easily due to a lack of variety in gameplay objectives and maps. Not to mention it relies on people working together in order to win as one side, which doesn't work without a solid communication system that everyone actually uses or a community that actually wants to work together.


TheSixthAxis - Jim Hargreaves - 6 / 10

Evil Dead fans will love the amount of fan service on offer here, from the painstaking recreation of movie locations to Bruce Campbell's goofy one-liners. However, when it comes to raw entertainment value, there's an imbalance between the forces of good and evil. Playing as the survivors can be fun with friends but lacks the fun or variety of being an evildoer.


Try Hard Guides - Erik Hodges - 9 / 10

Campy and full of action, Evil Dead: The Game still manages to throw in plenty of scares and tense moments as a human player, and playing the Demon offers a truly strategic experience where you still feel challenged. Powerful you may feel, but never overwhelmingly so, as humanity’s defenders can easily overcome a cocky and careless demon.


Twinfinite - Zhiqing Wan - 4 / 5

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VG247 - Kelsey Raynor - 4 / 5

Evil Dead: The Game is a good time, albeit demanding (it appears single-player missions have everyone struggling), but it truly lets itself down by not having basic accessibility settings available to players. The game itself is certainly impressive in terms of its fresh gameplay and remarkable graphics, and there’s good fun to be had for fans of Evil Dead and Sam Raimi. However, horror fans without an affinity towards the series will likely find more fun in alternative multiplayer horror games, and they’ll probably find more accessibility-friendly games, too.


XboxEra - Jesse Norris - 7 / 10

Evil Dead: The Game is pretty damned fun. For how long I’m not sure, but at $39.99 retail at launch, I think it's well worth the price if you have anyone to play with. Even solo I love playing as the demon and terrorizing at least 2 and sometimes 4 versions of Bruce Campbell. Post-launch support will help this title sink or swim in the long run, but at launch, this Deadite by Daylight is a damned good time.


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