There is plenty of talk of the Necronomicon in Evil Dead, the Game, but for those who are not familiar with the movie franchise or the TV show, players would be left confused about its use in the game. In this guide, we will see what the Necronomicon is and its purpose in Evil Dead, The Game.
What is the Necronomicon in Evil Dead, the Game?
The first movie of Evil Dead, released in 1981, is the origin story of the Necronomicon. The movie follows the storyline of Ash, Scott, Shelley, Cheryl, and Linda as they take a vacation in a cabin, and while there, possessed Cheryl happens to draw the Necronomicon. Ash and Scott also stumble across a tape and the book while exploring the cellar, and playing the tape that spewed incantations started the demonic onslaught.
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While inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon lore, the book itself is not fake. The Necronomicon pays homage to the Egyptian version of the Book of the Dead. But the purpose of the book is different from what is portrayed in the movies. The Necronomicon from the movies and games leans more towards the workings of H.P. Lovecraft than the actual book used during funerals by the Egyptians.
The movies follow Ash and his deadly adventures of trying to destroy the Necronomicon and closing the demonic portal, while in the TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead, which takes place 30 years in the future, Ash ends up being its caretaker. There is an in-depth outlook on the origins of the book throughout the series, and its dark lore is unveiled.
In the game, Survivors are tasked with finding the lost pages and recovering the Necronomicon to close the demonic portal, and if successful, they win the match. The book helps in solidifying demons and bringing them into the world, so keeping the Necronomicon at bay is your best bet.
That’s all there is to know about the Necronomicon and what it does in Evil Dead, The Game. If you like this guide you can check out our other guides as well.