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Shadow Man (Nintendo 64)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (19 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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Beau, passionnant, gigantesque, terrifiant, le dernier bijou d'Iguana profite d'une réalisation soignée et d'une durée de vie à toute épreuve.
This game not only made me want to see the as yet unmade movie, but I totally got into the comic book line as well. It's rare that a videogame sparks interest in a film and comic book, but Shadow Man's got it where it counts. Well executed game elements drawn from a fantastic storyline. Maybe it's idea of an extremely adult game on the N64 that's turning me on, but Shadow Man fills more than one void in the console's library. A nice smooth Hi Rez game with some of the biggest environments you've seen since some of the outdoor levels of Goldeneye. And it's also a dark third person shoot-em-up that could be described as an older, disillusioned uncle to the upcoming Jet Force Gemini. Bright and cheery this game is not, but it doesn't need the sun behind it to cast a big shadow on the N64.
Shadow Man est donc un jeu qui vous tiendra en haleine de nombreuses nuits blanches grâce à son ambiance malsaine et à ses niveaux labyrinthiques. A ce propos, Acclaim fournit une carte du jeu dans la boîte qui vous permettra de vous repérer et de connaître l'emplacement des différentes armes de Shadow Man. Les gars de chez Acclaim s'en tirent vraiment bien avec Shadow Man en conservant quasiment tous les atouts de la version PC.
Gaming Target
Overall, ShadowMan is an immensely satisfying game. Even though it may bring out phobias you never knew you had, the rush you get from it can only be compared to that of Zelda 64. While it may start to collect dust once you've finished, the journey to get there is long and powerful. The game has been dubbed "The most mature game for the N64," and is rightfully.
Super Play
I sin helhet så förblir Shadowman ett hypat spel som inte håller vad det lovar. Det är inte originellt eller beroendeframkallande. Det är bara stort. Fruktansvärt stort. Och det har gott om bonusföremål och annat matnyttigt. Men det räcker inte hela vägen.
Podsumowując gra jest delikatnie chora, ale także zakręcona i wciągająca. Posiada swoją oryginalność rozgrywki. Przy fabule miękną takie tytuły jak Resident Evil czy Silent Hill. Pragnę również zauważyć, że jest to jedna z niewielu gier na Nintendo 64 wymagająca jednak co jak co ale dorosłego gracza. Nieźle odbija się ona na psychice, nie tak jak np. seria Turok. Warto dla niej otworzyć sakiewkę. Tu jednak należy uważać na ocenzurowaną niemieckojęzyczną wersje, klimat w takowej jest o 180 stopni inny. Shadow Man został wydany również na PlayStation, Dreamcast oraz PC i doczekał się kontynuacji na konsole PlayStation 2.
Thanks to the sprawling levels, this game delivers plenty of multiple endings and opportunity for exploration, which is a huge plus in terms of value: Don't expect to beat this game in a night or two. Shadow Man embodies the spirit of solid-gold game design: a worthwhile, captivating storyline; gameplay that lets you choose your own path; and tons of hidden areas to discover. Although the adult themes and occasional swear words may make it unsuitable for younger players, for most other players it's definitely worth looking into.
Spel för Alla
Shadowman är ett magiskt spel fyllt av kusliga miljöer och onda varelser. Handlingen är mycket spännande men det finns en del att klaga på: Grafiken till att börja med är rent ut sagt usel. Jag har sett spelet på PC och det är då spelet kommer till sin rätt. Konverteringen till cartridge har inte gått bra här, hela spelet är suddigt så till den milda grad att jag nästan tappar lusten. Shadowman skall spelas på en PC med bra grafikkort, punkt slut.
Game Revolution
Shadowman's gothic, artsy flavor is refreshing, but underneath all the English Lit and references, is an exploration game that could have used some more port-specific tuning. Even, if I hadn't played the PC version first, I'd still be disappointed with the N64 edition. If you want to go to Deadside, the N64 isn't the voodoo portal to get you there.