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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.


Shadow Man Dreamcast Hold down the left trigger to lock on and strafe.
Shadow Man Dreamcast Stronger lighting engine than present on the N64 or Playstation ports.
Shadow Man Dreamcast Mike and Nettie prepare to stop the Apocalypse.
Shadow Man Dreamcast Dreamcast version features transparent water effects

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Shadow Man Screenshot
Shadow Man Screenshot
Shadow Man Concept Art
Shadow Man Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Jan, 2000 95 out of 100 95
Mega Fun Dec, 1999 94 out of 100 94
Revista Oficial Dreamcast Jan, 2000 9 out of 10 90
IGN Dec 06, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85 Jan 20, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Power Unlimited Apr, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
NowGamer Nov 30, 1999 7.2 out of 10 72
Consoles Plus Jan, 2000 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Dec 13, 1999 6.7 out of 10 67
Planet Dreamcast Feb 24, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65


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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 (German).


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.


  • 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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Grant McLellan (623) added Shadow Man (Dreamcast) on Mar 29, 2001
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