Playing with Ash: A look at every official Evil Dead video game

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via THQ

Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (PS2, Xbox)

Three years after Hail to the King, a follow-up was released in 2003. Continuing the story set by the previous game, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick jumps ahead three more years (and eleven years after Army of Darkness). We learn in the beginning that Jenny has since been killed in a bus crash (?), but things are about to get even worse for Ash.

When a journalist goes onto TV to debunk Ash’s stories about the Necronomicon, she plays the infamous tape from the cabin. Doing so on live TV, Ash is unable to stop her, and Deadite forces are unleashed into the town of Dearborn. Ash then takes to the streets to start cleaning up his hometown, going so far as to time travel through different time periods to somehow fix this giant mess.

This game improves upon the flaws of Hail to the King, while also giving players the ability to spew a one-liner at any time they wanted with the push of a button. For many, it’s considered the greatest of all the Evil Dead games.