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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 When enemies die, they explode like this and leave behind health pick-ups.
Shadow Man PlayStation Voodoo priestess Nettie controls Mike's power.
Shadow Man Windows Outside the church
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 From the opening movie: Shadow Man lives in an apartment above a bar.

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Shadow Man Concept Art
Shadow Man Screenshot
Shadow Man Screenshot
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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
Computer Games Magazine Windows Aug 23, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 Dreamcast Jan 20, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Game Over Online Windows Aug 07, 1999 81 out of 100 81
IGN Windows Aug 27, 1999 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Jan, 2000 68 out of 100 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
FiringSquad Windows Aug 27, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Just Adventure Windows Mar 29, 2003 C- 42


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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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