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Shadow Man

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
79
3.8
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 Windows In the church
Shadow Man Windows Starting the game
Shadow Man Dreamcast In-game cut scene
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man fights a hook hog inside the asylum.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

X64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 93 out of 100 93
IGN Nintendo 64 Aug 24, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo 64 Sep 16, 1999 18 out of 20 90
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Nov, 1999 83 out of 100 83
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Game Critics PlayStation Sep 23, 1999 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamezilla Windows Aug 23, 1999 63 out of 100 63
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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