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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 Dreamcast Dreamcast version features transparent water effects
Shadow Man Dreamcast Hold down the left trigger to lock on and strafe.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 From the opening movie: Shadow Man lives in an apartment above a bar.
Shadow Man PlayStation Mike in human form, in the real world.

Promo Images

Shadow Man Screenshot
Shadow Man Screenshot
Shadow Man Screenshot
Shadow Man Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Jeuxvideo.com Windows Aug 17, 1999 19 out of 20 95
Power Play Windows Sep, 1999 91 out of 100 91
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Apr, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
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
Video Games PlayStation Oct, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Jan, 2000 68 out of 100 68
Gamezilla Windows Aug 23, 1999 63 out of 100 63
FiringSquad Windows Aug 27, 1999 60 out of 100 60
GameSpot Windows Aug 24, 1999 5 out of 10 50

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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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