Evil Dead: The Game offers deliciously gruesome violence and over-the-top moments that make for a lot of fun, but it’s not all screaming and no substance – there are many layers to the game and strategies to consider. Whether you’re playing as the heroic Ash Williams and his friends, or the vile and powerful Kandarian Demon, we’ve rounded up our top tips for making sure you get a (cut) helping hand.
Top tips for survivors:
It takes cunning strategy, synergistic teamwork, and constant vigilance for Survivors to win. You have to keep a cool head and eyes on the Necronomicon prize, all while your teammates are being possessed, Deadites are belching projectiles at you, trees are swaying at you, and much more. Here are some tips for success:
Play as a team: A team of four Survivors sticking together is much stronger than any one player going it alone. They can also share the loot they find among themselves. They are also less likely to be afraid, and that will help keep your fear levels down!
Don’t forget to use the ping system to mark objectives, items, and locations for your teammates! Whether you’re in voice chat or playing without it, communication via the ping system is key to success.
Choose your battles well: If they are together, they can take on Deadites and bosses and have a chance of defeating them. But if you’re alone and the team is separated, it might be better to run away and live to fight another day.
Stealth is your friend: The Kandarian Demon can see you when your fear levels are high, when you get into a car, and when you shoot. Avoiding the demon finding you quickly will allow you to progress early in the game without major problems.
- High fear levels allow the Daemon to see Survivors on the minimap. This means that he can get close to you and start the carnage.
- High levels of fear also allow the Daemon to possess Survivors, controlling them and turning them against each other.
- Find light sources, such as lamps or campfires, and turn them on to reduce your fear.
Tips from the Kandarian Demon
Playing as Kandarian Demon can be a lot of fun. You are an evil, disembodied entity, capable of spawning Deadites, scaring Survivors into possession, setting traps, and many other diabolical acts. But to consistently win as a Demon, it will take time and talent to master. Here are some key tips to put you on the path to demon domination:
Learn the map: Knowing the key points on the map makes it easier and faster to find the Survivors.
- The Cleaver County map is huge. Focus on the key points to search for Survivors. The center of the map, called the Dead End, is a great place to start.
Split the group: A single survivor is easily killed. Scare them and bring them closer to your traps.
- Evil trees are a great way to slow down one of the survivors and separate them from the group. Set traps or possess Survivors, timing attacks correctly to create distance between them.
Annoy them, scare them, kill them: The Kandarian Demon’s power increases more rapidly as it acts against Survivors. Trick Survivors into triggering your traps, attack them and possess them. All this will make you stronger and stronger.
- Warlord is a pretty balanced demon. Both possessing Deadites and setting traps will do the trick. He uses every resource at his disposal to keep the Survivors on their toes.
- Puppeteer is based on possession. Searching for the Survivors should be your #1 priority. Using the Deadites that are already on the map and going after the Survivors is the key to taking them down.
- Necromancer bases his strength on numbers. Placing traps in targeted areas will grant you an advantage in upcoming fights. Remember to place the piper correctly! In the ideal situation, it’s key to place him somewhere hidden or dark so he won’t be easily spotted and defeated by Survivors, but close enough for him to buff up your evil units.
We can’t wait to get your hands on Evil Dead: The Game when it launches on Friday, May 13 on PS5 and PS4. We are sure that the community will discover new strategies and goals, and we look forward to evolving the game together, including some big plans on the free DLC side. There’s only one thing left to do: as Ash Williams would say: “Come get something!”