Shadow Man

Critic Score User Score
Nintendo 64
81
3.7
PlayStation
65
3.4
Windows
79
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 Nintendo 64 Shadow Man shoots an Ork. The enemies get far freakier than this.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man shoots a zombie with his Shadow Gun
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man opens a level-two coffin gate.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 From the opening movie: There's word I bet you never thought you'd see on a Nintendo system.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 94 out of 100 94
Power Unlimited PlayStation Nov, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Nov, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Super Play Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Aug 24, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Critics PlayStation Sep 23, 1999 6.5 out of 10 65
FiringSquad Windows Aug 27, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Game Revolution Nintendo 64 Oct 01, 1999 C 50
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 02, 1999 4.4 out of 10 44

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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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