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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 PlayStation "Legion" recruits Jack as the first of many serial killers to come.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 In Liveside, you can use various guns.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Loading screen
Shadow Man Dreamcast The Shadow Gun rips apart enemies with blue energy.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamesFirst! Windows Oct 11, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Video Games Dreamcast Jan, 2000 95 out of 100 95
Mega Fun Dreamcast Dec, 1999 94 out of 100 94
Power Play Windows Sep, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Power Unlimited Windows Aug, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Aug 04, 1999 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 1999 78 out of 100 78
NowGamer Dreamcast Nov 30, 1999 7.2 out of 10 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN PlayStation Sep 10, 1999 4 out of 10 40

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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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