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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 5 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 Speaking to your buddy in the Land of the Dead
Shadow Man Windows Dogs, dogs, dogs...
Shadow Man Windows Shadow Man's other usual activity: shooting zombies
Shadow Man Windows Intro. The music playing is Beethoven's Piano Sonata op. 27 no. 2, also known as "Moonlight". No kidding!

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Power Unlimited Aug, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Game Over Online Aug 07, 1999 81 out of 100 81
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 1999 81 out of 100 81
IGN Aug 27, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Just Games Retro Aug 26, 2006 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
FiringSquad Aug 27, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Just Adventure Mar 29, 2003 C- 42

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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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robotriot (8641) added Shadow Man (Windows) on Nov 05, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Grant McLellan (545)