Excerpt: The Evil Dead films weren’t a massive success as such, although they still found a cult audience. Comedy and horror mix very well indeed, and Evil Dead was as corny as it was gory. Evil Dead Regeneration is a brand new escapade for protagonist, Ash, who just happens to be accompanied by a half deadite midget, one which you will probably want to kill straight from the off, so it’s a good job that you can!
Excerpt: If Evil Dead: Regeneration was a film, it would definitely follow suit with the B-movie qualities of the franchise by the same name. I’m a huge fan of the series, but it hurts me to see poor texture quality, including very noticeably bad seams where the face meets the neck on both main characters. However, the audio of Regeneration takes center stage. Once again, Bruce Campbell lends his one-of-a-kind voice talent to bring his Ash character back to life.
Excerpt: The Evil Dead series just hasn’t had much luck in its crossover from everyone’s favorite B-movie to video games. Let’s face it, Hail to the King was abysmal and Fist Full of Boomstick was a tad better but that’s just as good as saying Paris Hilton has more talent than the Spice Girls. Is the third time a charm for the franchise? In essence, yes - but before you get your hopes up, Evil Dead: Regeneration isn’t a masterpiece by any means.
Excerpt: Evil Dead: Regeneration is the latest attempt at making an enjoyable game based on the cult B-movie horror classic staring Bruce Campbell. While the Evil Dead movies have never been applauded for their cinematic brilliance, they were fun entertainment at its best. The games have simply been rubbish, offering very little of the enjoyment that the movies deliver in spades.
Conclusion: Best Evil Dead game out there, hands down, but there's still a lot of room for the series to grow. Hopefully it's in good hands with Cranky Pants and we can finally see a little more gameplay variety with the sequel.
Conclusion: Another unique face of combat involves Ash's partner, Sam. Sam is a half-human, half-deadite dwarf who was used as a lab rat for Dr. Vingo's cruel experiments. Sam can die, but he comes back immediately, so you're free to abuse him as you wish. In fact, it's encouraged. You can kick Sam at enemies, and he'll often latch on and will either hold the enemy for you to finish it off or simply rip the enemy's head off and be done with it.
Pros: Fun, satisfying combat, Excellent voice work from Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi, The addition of Sam adds much-needed depth to the game, Simple, intuitive controls.
Cons: Ugly graphics, Bugs galore, Some of the levels get repetitive toward the end.
Conclusion: There's something quite appropriate about Evil Dead being a video game. With the three films taking the story from being an arguably serious attempt at a horror 'video nasty' through to a comedy horror cliché, the premise probably couldn't have survived another outing on celluloid. But that's no barrier to making a game while there are fans out there that might buy it, and so here we are, the third video game, and titled by some as 'Evil Dead 6'.
Pros: Great voice acting., Inanely entertaining., He eats evil for breakfast and danger for dinner – Ash is back.
Cons: Unoriginal., The combat is far too simple., Not very long.
Excerpt: That’s right, Bruce Campbell is back as Ash rides again right into the dark maw of THQ’s latest “survival horror” 3rd person shooter game Evil Dead : Regeneration. So get ready to grab your boomstick, your favorite chainsaw, and the desire to dish it out and tell the undead to come get some ‘cause the King has returned! Oh, and hopefully this time the game fares better than Fistful of Boomstick!