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Shadow Man

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
78
3.6
Dreamcast
77
3.7
PlayStation
63
3.3
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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 Windows Dogs, dogs, dogs...
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Milto Pike, probably the first killer you'll face.
Shadow Man Dreamcast The Shadow Gun rips apart enemies with blue energy.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man found a dark soul.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

GamesFirst! Windows Oct 11, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Video Games Dreamcast Jan, 2000 95 out of 100 95
Power Unlimited Windows Aug, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Aug 28, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Windows Aug 27, 1999 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 1999 78 out of 100 78
NowGamer Dreamcast Nov 30, 1999 7.2 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Game Critics PlayStation Sep 23, 1999 6.5 out of 10 65
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Feb 24, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65

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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.

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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