Shadow Man

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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.


Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Climbing hand-over-hand along a line
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 A coffin gate.  The symbols around it show what level of Shadow Power you need to open it.  None of these are purple, so no Shadow Power is required.
Shadow Man PlayStation Absorbing the life energy of a defeated enemy.
Shadow Man Windows Intro. The music playing is Beethoven's Piano Sonata op. 27 no. 2, also known as "Moonlight". No kidding!

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
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jun 22, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
Power Unlimited Windows Aug, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
Spel för Alla Windows Nov, 1999 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Aug 24, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot Dreamcast Dec 13, 1999 6.7 out of 10 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Just Adventure Windows Mar 29, 2003 C- 42
IGN PlayStation Sep 10, 1999 4 out of 10 40


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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 (German).


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.


  • 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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