Evil Dead The Game Review (Epic Games Store)
Join our Evil Dead The Game Review as we step into the shoes of Ash Williams or his friends from the iconic Evil Dead franchise and work together in a game loaded with over-the-top co-op and PVP multiplayer action! Play as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, managing your fear, and finding key items to seal the breach between worlds in a game inspired by all three original Evil Dead films as well as the STARZ original Ash vs Evil Dead television series.
Evil Dead The Game Review Pros:
- Decent graphics.
- 10.28GB download size.
- PvP and PvE gameplay.
- Full controller support.
- Controller settings – Invert axis and sensitivity sliders for both first and third-person perspectives.
- Graphics settings – Gamma slider, resolution scale, view distance, v-sync, shadows, textures, effects, tessellation, shading, and post-processing. Screen resolution can be changed when in windowed mode.
- Tutorial play mode for each type so survivor and Kandarian Demon.
- Four survivor roles – leader, warrior, hunter, and support.
- Has a humor element to it.
- Takes characters, Items, and locations from all the films and TV shows.
- Nine characters – Annie Knowby, Ash Williams, Scotty, Henry the Red, Kelly Maxwell, Ed Getley, Cheryl Williams, and two other versions of Ash.
- Weapon rarity levels – common, rare, epic, and legendary.
- The game does go for shock value and jump scares.
- Powerful soundtrack.
- Fully Voiced characters.
- Amulets work like a shield giving you extra protection against attacks.
- Combat is very hack and slash with heavy and light attacks, finishers, and dodge.
- Mark items in the world for other players to see.
- Shortcuts for health and items.
- Well thought out the tutorial.
- As a survivor, you need to find the pieces of the map so you can find the lost pages of the Necronomicon and the Kandarian dagger.
- Supply crates (loot chests in-game) come in rarity aswel and are the same as the weapons.
- Pink F can be collected and used to upgrade stats for the rest of the game.
- You use the pages to find the dagger then use your dagger to fight the Dark ones that then have you defending the Necronomicon until victory.
- Fear plays a big part and you have a bar that fills up, and lights fires to decrease fear.
- Three types of demons – Warlord, Puppeteers, and Necromancer.
- Nine demons to choose from, three in each type.
- When in spirit form (demon) you are invisible and can move quickly.
- Your job as a demon is to stop the players from getting the pages of the Necronomicon.
- Infernal energy is needed for Demon attacks and you build this up by finding orbs around the location.
- Possession of Deadites or survivors is possible of you have enough Infernal energy. You can at any time drop the possession and return to spirit form.
- Portals can be placed by Demons and act as a spawn point, the unit’s and unit’s effectiveness is determined by upgrades/buffs applied.
- Four types of portals can be cast – basic, proximity basic, elite, and proximity elite.
- Vehicles can be driven by survivors but also possessed by a demon!
- Possess an evil tree and lay down traps.
- Booby trap supply crates – Ash’s hand trap will scare (fear) and damage you whilst mini Ashes trap will scare (fear) and steal items from you.
- Proximity portals are traps that once triggered will spawn enemies.
- Demons can gain upgrade points to make them deadlier and this is done via scaring survivors and raising your threat level.
- Daemonic dash into a survivor to raise their fear significantly.
- Demons can summon and become the boss to which you then must destroy the final Necronomicon sequence.
- Overall player rank with unlock rewards.
- Five ways to play the game –
- Play as a survivor. (online)
- Play as a demon. (online)
- Play as a survivor. (Vs Ai)
- Play solo. (vs Ai)
- Private match.
- The collection menu lets you see each survivor’s skill tree and outfits.
- Deadites are Ai enemies unless possessed.
- Can rebind controls for the keyboard.
- Crossplay support.
- Handy mute button in-game for individual players.
- A very intense experience.
Evil Dead The Game Review Cons:
- No matter what the game is dark.
- Doesn’t have Epic Games Store achievements.
- Cannot rebind controls for the controller.
- When in spirit form the motions are really floaty like you are on a boat in a storm with a drunk captain at the wheel.
- You have to hold down the button to pick up and interact with things.
- Mark system isn’t like pinging, it’s a hard lick on and stays marked until you mark a new thing.
- The first few games will constantly bang-up text and icons trying to help.
- Fear builds up really fast.
- Vehicles handy badly.
- The camera is all over the place.
- Just feels like you go from one wave-based encounter to the next with some light looting in between.
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Evil Dead The Game:
Developer: Saber Interactive
Publisher: Saber Interactive
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
Gotta be honest, I thought this was going to be another horror franchise game that does a Friday the 13th and Dead by Daylight. It’s far more involved than at least Friday The 13th for you have multiple tasks that need to be done as the human player, from killing Ai adds to finding maps and pages, it all culminates in using the book to erase the evil. As a demon you can and will possess and take over the enemies in the level so you are constantly mixing it up, you can even possess a human player if you build their fear bar high enough! Even when just a simple demon fart gas thing you can still do things like pass through humans or mess with them. Eventually, when the end game happens you will spawn as a big ass boss (your choice), and an epic last fight takes place. What I love as someone who has never watched any of the films or TV shows is just how serious and unserious the game is in equal measures. On one hand, I will be haunting humans as an undead skeleton and on the next, I have possessed a fricking car and I’m driving people over! It’s that mix of horror and humor combined with solid controls that make this a really good bit of fun, even playing solo is fun despite the god-awful ping/marking system that is not that intuitive or fun to use. I personally had issues when playing as the fart demon as the camera is very washy and splashy meaning it made me feel quite sick, no options to fix it so it was a case of either squinting or taking over people immediately if possible. Either way, you look at it, The Evil Dead game is great fun, little rough in places but it does cater to every type of gamer.