Shadow Man (Windows)

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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 Your girlfriend
Shadow Man Windows The tower of the evil
Shadow Man Windows This green spot is the only thing left from that zombie
Shadow Man Windows Speaking to your buddy in the Land of the Dead

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Aug, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Joker Sep, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Game Over Online Aug 07, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Game Over Online Aug 07, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 28, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Just Games Retro Aug 26, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot 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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robotriot (8631) added Shadow Man (Windows) on Nov 05, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Grant McLellan (544)