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 Dreamcast Hold down the left trigger to lock on and strafe.
Shadow Man Windows Intro. The music playing is Beethoven's Piano Sonata op. 27 no. 2, also known as "Moonlight". No kidding!
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Once you get two weapons, you can target two enemies separately.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man shimmies along a ledge in The Temple of Life.

Alternate Titles

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

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Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jun 22, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Over Online Windows Aug 07, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Absolute Games ( Windows Aug 04, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Aug 28, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Windows Aug 01, 1999 B 75 (UK) Windows Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Feb 24, 2000 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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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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