We are ranking every Evil Dead game in the Evil Dead franchise! Sam Rami's 1981 The Evil Dead shook audiences around the world for its graphic horror and over-the-top nature. Naturally, video game developers have created a variety of games that capture the fun horrific excitement that made us love the Evil Dead series in the first place. Featuring every Evil Dead game ever made from the 1984 The Evil Dead to the 2022 Evil Dead: The Game, these are the top Evil Dead games in the entire series and some are even considered to be the scariest games of all time.
The best Evil Dead games brings their own unique take on the franchise and introduces story and gameplay that ties into the every expanding franchise. Every game on this list stands out due to their take on the cult classic horror franchise, and features some of the best characters in the Evil Dead universe. Games like Evil Dead: The Game introduces exciting fast-paced multiplayer modes that is sure to keep people on their toes, meanwhile titles like Army of Darkness Defense brings a more relaxed and casual approach to the series. Which Evil Dead game do you think is the best?
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Evil Dead: Regeneration deviates from the previous two games in the series, and plays as a “what if?” style of story that asks the question, what if Ash wasn't teleported to medieval times at the end of Evil Dead II? This action/hack and slash adventure follows Ash as he is locked in a mental institute for the criminally insane, however, he learns that Deadites have begun to take over the world. Once again, it is up to Ash to rid the world of Deadites. Regeneration puts much more of a focus on gameplay this time around, polishing everything for the series so far, and giving fans the ultimate Evil Dead experience.
Based on and featuring a myriad of characters from the iconic horror franchise The Evil Dead, Evil Dead: The Game is a survival-horror multiplayer extravaganza that allows players to play as both the iconic characters from the franchise, as well as the horrific Deadites in an attempt to hunt each other down and destroy one another. This cooperative horror experience is the ultimate battle for survival and sanity, as the game offers just as many frights as it does exceptionally fun times.
Following the events that transpired in Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick begins 3 years after Ash and his girlfriend Jenny defeated the Deadites. This action/hack and slash continuation of the Evil Dead story sees the world once again being taken over by Deadites, and it is up to Ash to defeat them once again. With less of a focus on survival horror, fans get the opportunity to live their best Evil Dead fantasies, as they are given countless chainsaws and weapons and all the action they can handle.
Spiritually a sequel to Army of Darkness, Evil Dead: Hail to the King is a survival horror experience akin to early Resident Evil entries that follows Ash Williams's story 8 years after we last see him return home from medieval times. Haunted and paranoid from his battles against the Deadites, Ash's girlfriend, Jenny, convinces him to return to Raymond Knowby's cabin to get closure. However, when they arrive, Evil Ash and the Deadites are there to rain hell on the couple. Kidnapping Jenny, Ash must now once again face off against the Deadites, with his trusty shotgun and chainsaw in hand.
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Army of Darkness Defense
Occurring during the exciting and pulse-pounding finale of Army of Darkness, Army of Darkness Defense is a tower-defense mobile game where players take control of Ash Williams as he defends the fortress against the Deadites as they attempt to capture the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. Over 50 waves, players will need to deploy Lord Arthur, Henry the Red, and a slew of other characters from the iconic 1992 horror/fantasy film in an attempt to hold the fortress and rid the Deadite plague from the world.
The Evil Dead is one of the first video games based on a movie to ever release and was widely praised during its time. The adaptation of the same name followed the same basic story as its predecessor. Ash Williams is trapped in the infamous cabin, and players must close the windows of the cabin to stop Deadites from coming in or kill them with a myriad of weapons once they do. Containing, what was the widely considered, excellent graphics and fun yet gory gameplay, the game is still remembered in high regard in the pantheon of video game classics.