Evil Dead: The Game Reviews

Evil Dead: The Game is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
May 22, 2022

The best game of its kind that we've had the pleasure to play, Evil Dead: The Game is equivalent to its source material in being way more fun than you could reasonably expect it to be, and it's faithful as hell to the movies and TV show in a way that'll thrill fans. Post-launch support is a total roll of the dice - if the content ain't there, nor is the audience, and if the audience isn't there, there's no game, because the single player content sure isn't picking up the slack. Evil Dead, though, is more fun than having a chainsaw for an arm, delivering a pleasant bloody surprise at each turn. Shall we say it together? Groovy.

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6.5 / 10.0
May 20, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game does a solid job of carving out its own bloody, aggressive take on the asymmetric multiplayer formula, but some nagging gameplay issues, frustrating single-player content, and a failure to fully capture the series' groovy attitude hold the game back. Hardcore Evil Dead fans should find plenty to like here, but with competitors like Dead by Daylight around, this game hasn't really earned its "hail to the king" moment.

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7 / 10.0
May 20, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game pays excellent tribute to most of the Evil Dead canon with great gusto. It looks fantastic, plays smoothly, and has a robust set of multiplayer options, that means the foundation is there for a game with great longevity. It remains to be seen whether Saber will support the game with more content, which will need a refresh in the future. But if they do, Evil Dead: The Game is poised to be one of the better horror adaptations and easily one of my favourites.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 20, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game pays an interesting homage to the saga, with an improvable and yet enjoyable assymetric gameplay that can be a good start for a game that surely needs long-time support from the developers, in order to find its place in this niche.

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BaziCenter
Farzan Mihan Zadeh
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
May 21, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game can be very entertaining as long as you play it with a bunch of friends or you are huge Ash Williams fan, or even better, both.

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7 / 10.0
May 21, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game blends the authentic movies' atmosphere and some fine mechanics with notable balance issues and a lack of content.

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9 / 10.0
May 20, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game has quickly become our favourite 4v1 horror title, and we can’t wait to see how it grows and develops. There are two distinct experiences to be had playing as either a demon or a survivor, but both are huge amounts of gory fun. And thanks to the fantastic atmosphere generated by the game’s visuals and map design, you’re genuinely kept on the edge of your seat as you play. We’re so glad that some 40 years after the release of The Evil Dead, the series remains relevant. And on the back of Evil Dead: The Game we think it’s got much more life in it yet. Come get some.

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8 / 10.0
May 21, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game captures the grit and grime of Sam Raimi's beloved horror franchise, beginning with a bright start for the months ahead.

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Olly Smith
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
May 20, 2022

Despite its faults, I think I’ll be coming back to Evil Dead: The Game quite often. It’s got a solid foundation for asymmetrical multiplayer that doesn’t tread on the toes of its competitors, while also remaining a fun and cohesive adaptation of the source material.

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WhatIfGaming
Rizwan Anwer
9 / 10.0
May 20, 2022

Evil dead is a solid game that is loyal to the original source material. It offers a lot of versatility and a good mix of content for newcomers and fans alike. Gamers will enjoy playing with friends as a breath of fresh air comes to the 4v1 genre. It's a game worth giving a shot if you're looking to add a new game to your mix with friends.

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Travis Northup
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 19, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game is an asymmetric multiplayer game of cat and mouse that's compelling and exhilarating, despite being rough around the edges - much like the horror/comedies that inspired it.

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May 19, 2022

It's not perfect, but Evil Dead: The Game is the most approachable asymmetrical horror out there and breathes new life into a genre with badass survivors, wonderfully ruthless demons, and a palpable love for an 80s horror icon.

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GameCentral
Top Critic
6 / 10
May 17, 2022

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.

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6 / 10
May 19, 2022

In a long line of Evil Dead video games, this latest effort may be the most faithful of all, but sometimes it's loyal to a fault.

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6 / 10
May 16, 2022

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.

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7 / 10.0
May 19, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game works as an asymmetrical multiplayer and as a great tribute to the franchise. By polishing some details, we could be looking at a new benchmark of the genre.

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VG247
Top Critic
May 17, 2022

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.

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May 19, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game expertly represents all the key pillars of a damned good asymmetrical horror multiplayer title. Gorgeous visuals, excellent gameplay, and a fascinating core loop make this a must-play for fans of the genre.

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8 / 10.0
May 19, 2022

It's not the biggest multiplayer experience you could find right now, but Evil Dead: The Game makes use of its streamlined nature to deliver a darkly joyous romp that taps into everything Evil Dead with great success. Saber Interactive follows up its solid World War Z game with another well put together multiplayer horror title.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 19, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game is just fun. Even when the game is invoking ‘jump scares’ (of which there are a ton) heck, even when losing I still had a ball and was excited to try and take down evil again. And with a promised new map based on Castle Kandar from ‘Army of Darkness and a noticeably absent Ruby from the Ash vs Evil Dead show; I think its safe to say that the team has Saber is going to keep us battling the Evil Dead for quite some time.

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