Latest Evil Dead Game Reanimates Series

Posted on November 17, 2005

THQ made a game in 2002 called Evil Dead: A Fistfull of Broomstick that about killed off the hopes for developing more games based on the popular Evil Dead cult films. However, the latest Evil Dead game, Evil Dead Regeneration, is having the opposite effect. It is breathing life back into the series. The game features audio from amazing actor Bruce Campbell. It was released with a modest $20 price tag which is probably contributing to its success.

Evil Dead Regeneration follows Ash, who is the lone survivor of a camp discovering the Necronomicon. Ash is arrested on suspicion of murdering his fellow campers, convicted and sentenced to Sunny Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane. Ash's own psychiatrist is determined to harness the Necronomicon's powers for himself and he unleashes the book's evil on the world.

Yahoo Yahoo Games says "the cult classic film franchise finally gets a worthy video game. Maybe it's the disposable dwarf sidekick?"

Diginews gave the game an 8.3 and said it is a "worth every penny of its $20 price tag." Not all the reviews were great -- Worth Playing only gave it a 6.5 out of 10 and G4TV a3 out of 5. Overall, most reviewers noted improvements over Fistfull of Broomstick. The reviews are definitely good enough to allow THQ to make another sequel. Evil Dead Generation was developed by THQ's Cranky Pants Games studio.

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