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 PlayStation Another zombie soul falls to Shadow Man.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 The opening movie for The Asylum.
Shadow Man Windows 1-perspective view allows you to look up and down, with 360 degree freedom
Shadow Man Dreamcast Title Screen

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
Video Games Dreamcast Jan, 2000 95 out of 100 95
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jun 22, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
Absolute Games ( Windows Aug 04, 1999 85 out of 100 85
IGN Dreamcast Dec 06, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Retroage Nintendo 64 Sep 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Feb 24, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65


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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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