Shadow Man

Critic Score User Score
Windows
79
3.7
PlayStation
66
3.4
Nintendo 64
82
3.7
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Description

You're the Shadow Man, a person who can switch between the world of the dead and of the living. In Shadow Man your mission is to prevent five serial killers from bringing the total Armageddon. In the world of the living, you're mortal and have conventional weapons. When you die, you are transported to the world of the dead and you become Shadow Man once again. Which means you're not really mortal. In the world of the dead you can't use normal weapons, your gun shoots ghosts which kill the zombies and the other ugly creatures which live there. You also have different voodoo powers and weapons. And you're carrying a large inventory around.

Screenshots

Shadow Man Dreamcast New cloth effects. Mike's shirt sways as he moves.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Loading screen
Shadow Man Windows Shadow Man's other usual activity: shooting zombies
Shadow Man PlayStation Enemies become overloaded with energy from the gun and explode.

Alternate Titles

  • "Тень" -- Russian spelling
  • "Shadow Man: Rette deine Seele" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Jan 20, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Spel för Alla Windows Nov, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Aug 28, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Player One Dreamcast Jan, 2000 75 out of 100 75
NowGamer Dreamcast Nov 30, 1999 7.2 out of 10 72
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Jan, 2000 68 out of 100 68
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Feb 24, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Spel för Alla Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

German version

There are a number of changes to the German version:
  • All blood was recoloured green
  • Dogs and dog-like enemies can't be killed.
  • In the prison level, the guards and inmates have guns.
  • Corpses and body parts which are part of the level design were removed or replaced with zombies.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Inspiration

Shadow Man is based on the Valiant/Acclaim comics title of the same name.

Spencer Fearon

The body double used for the game is Spencer 'The Spirit' Fearon, then a professional boxer but now more famous as a promoter, cornerman and pundit within the sport.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/2000 – Best Action-Adventure in 1999
    • Issue 02/2000 – Best Sound in 1999
  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Action-Adventure in 1999

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