TEST Evil Dead: The Game, to wake the dead is never a good idea

That franchise evil death is cool among horror movie loverswith in 1981 a first low-budget film directed by Sam Raimi, who did it again with a remake /restart six years later, in a much more comical and even more bloody tone. Two cult films that were treated to a very nice sequel, Evil Dead: Army of Darknesshas a restart in 2013 (without Sam Raimi) and even a TV series on Starz in 2015, Ash vs. evil death. So much to saythere were many fans waiting for Evil Dead: The Gamebut Boss Team game and Saber Interactive fails to pay homage to the license by offering an item gameplay

The Survivor gameplay struggles to be fun.

Evil Dead: The Game is a multiplayer game gameplay asymmetric, in line with Death by daylight Where Friday the 13thth: The game. Four players incarnate survivoras opposed to a fifth player controlling Kandar Demon and his henchmen. As explained in a long and comprehensive tutorial, the first one should find the pages in Necromoniconseize a dagger and missing pages, banish creatures and finally protect Book of the Deadwhile Demon must kill survivor or destroy Necronomicon at the end of the game. Two opposing goals, for one gameplay very different every time.

The games take place on a single card, which at least has the advantage of being large, with areas inspired by the franchise (except restart, excluded from the game). A large open area to be explored as a team, on foot and even by car, to complete the objectives as Survivor and above all to dig out exchange, the characters start the game without anything in their pocket. And it’s a bit of a race to find the best melee and range weapons at the start of the fight, the resources are not many and it is also necessary to control the ammunition, the cans of soda that provide PV, the matches to create light zones and the amulets that offer a small shield. Rare coffins are also present, making it possible to have exchange more or less rare and especially vials to improve the statistics of his character during the game, which quickly becomes necessary to survive against minions from Kandar Demon. If you are lucky enough to find players who listened during the tutorial, the game goes relatively well, however if the team is dispersed, it is the sure deathespecially when there is an indicator of fear, climbing at full speed, when a character is alone or activating traps, blessed bread to Kandar Demon who just has to choose survivor one by one.

In general, that gameplay of Survivor struggling to be funny, to blame for some rigidity in the controls, bugs that cause objects to bounce around in chests (preventing them from being grabbed or seeing their stats), and a really awful camera in the interior. What remains are the really enjoyable fights, especially in hand-to-hand fights, with bloody executions in the pure spirit of the franchise, though the whole thing is often quite messy, making the action unreadable. Team play is important, with grade classes oriented towards melee, distance herring or support, not to mention the presence of a particular ability attached to the grade class. Although it’s important to play with friends in survivor to Evil Dead: The Gamewell, small differences between classes fail to vary gameplay, the characters find the same weapons and have the same attacks. Another point that does not help to make the action readable and the parts varied is the reuse of the characters. Yes, the franchise has had the same heroes and heroines for years, but ended up with four Ash different in a house, with its emblematic blue shirt and brown pants more or less modified, good luck finding out who is who and who does what.

On the side of Kandar Demon, it’s a different story. The player who embodies the being fled Necronomicon choose at the beginning of the game a class between the Necromancerthat Puppet master and war commandereach time with different characteristics and monsters, even in absolute numbers, not much changes, except for the summons of the boss, of course, from the movies.

A beautiful tribute to the license, the references are numerous and significant.

Evil Dead The Game 08 02 22 (4)Here the player must collect energy balls from the card to increase their power, level up and unlock abilities such as owning a minion, car or Survivor scared, open portals to summon creatures, set traps, or embody a boss. In addition to property, the action takes place here in the first person with a fast camera at ground level, a hallmark of Sam Raimi. It’s pretty fun at first, the flashing is fun, but the camera quickly gets moody, with fast movements that require you to take twice to position yourself correctly in front of a trap to activate it. And indoors (because yes, it Kandar Demon does not stop at the landing), it is even worse, difficult to move around the houses without tension, it is better to open a gate at the entrance and let the henchmen do their thing. Here again, despite three different character classes, the gameplay overall remains the sameand if it’s fun to chase it survivorattack them by opening portals under their noses, catching coffins with Hand or some Ask minis or even scare other players by running into them (triggers one screaming on their screens), after a few games, the feeling of having already played the game is present …

However, Evil Dead: The Game trying things to vary the pleasures, with especially a skill tree specific to each character, survivor Where demons. At the end of each game, the experience is unlocked, which raises the character’s level and therefore allows for the improvement of passive skills to be more resilient or powerful, and some active powers are gained even after a pack of levels gained. Unfortunately, this still does not vary gameplay, lacks depth to character traits to make them more unique as the levels go. We also find solo missions, inspired by scenes from the movies and the series, very short, very flat and with a high degree of difficulty, which is annoying, especially without the presence of checkpoints. A beautiful tribute to the license, the references are numerous and valuable, but it is pure filler with no real interest. And let’s not forget the various technical problems … We had already talked about objects jumping in place, but we must also expect that ongoing games will be canceled due to server problems, the inability to reassign certain keys on the keyboard (forces us to play with the controller) or the need to be connected, even to play solo missions or against AI: not very convenient when the game says you have no internet connection, forces you to leave it and then restart until the problem disappears without explanation. Fortunately, it is there cross games integral to find games online fast.

Finally, let’s talk a little about graphics and sound. Evil Dead: The Game is pretty good for a multiplayer game. We are far from the graphic slap, the modeling of the characters is correct, with care for very recognizable faces anyway. Also note the generally beautiful textures, with beautiful light and shadow effects, which greatly contribute to the game’s awful atmosphere, which can sometimes be really stressful at times. On the audio side, we find the film’s music, which remains discreet, but it’s for the better to hear the characters’ voices, and there, the developers had the good idea to call on the actors and actresses in the films and series, including Bruce Campbell embodies the different versions ofAsh Williamswhich means you will hear it very often in the game, but at this point no one will complain.

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Evil Dead: The Game will have disappointed us, just as much as it will have frustrated us. That is clear Boss Team game had ideas for his multiplayer game at gameplay asymmetrical, which is more inspired by Friday the 13thth: The game it off Death by daylight. But here it is, although the references to the franchise created by Sam Raimi are numerous and fairly well integrated (with the emphasis on horror rather than humor), that gameplay is cluttered and repeated too quickly, which quickly gives the impression of going around in circles and doing the same things over and over with each game. The different classes of characters do not manage to vary the pleasures, the action is as chaotic as it is enjoyable, and it is absolutely necessary to play with friends like Survivor. continue Kandar Demonwhich leaves a slightly more positive feelingbut Evil Dead: The Game is typically the kind of game that can be played a short evening, once a month, between friends before being put aside, and which most likely ends up on the shelves of “chez Prixbas, where prices are low.

You can find Evil Dead: The Game to € 39.99 at Fnac, at Micromania, Cultura or on Amazon.


  • The many references to the franchise
  • The very bloody executions
  • The Demon of Kandar game, quite fun

The smaller ones

  • The game of Survivors, a real mess
  • Characters who are all alike
  • It gets too repetitive
  • Solo missions, filler

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