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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 Voodoo sisters guard each temple
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man is an ordinary human in the day.  The game starts in the Louisiana bayou .
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man shimmies along a ledge in The Temple of Life.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man braces himself to jump backward from a ledge.

Alternate Titles

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

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64 Power / big.N / N Games Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Apr, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Over Online Windows Aug 07, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Spel för Alla Windows Nov, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Retroage Nintendo 64 Sep 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Windows Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Aug 24, 1999 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot Dreamcast Dec 13, 1999 6.7 out of 10 67
Game Critics PlayStation Sep 23, 1999 6.5 out of 10 65
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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