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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 Nintendo 64 Climbing hand-over-hand along a line
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Press Start to play
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 And come back down with new tattoos.  Shadow Man gains new abilities with each tattoo he gets.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man shimmies along a ledge in The Temple of Life.

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Shadow Man Screenshot
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Shadow Man Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Sep, 1999 95 out of 100 95
Total! (Germany) Sep, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Mega Fun Sep, 1999 94 out of 100 94
X64 Sep, 1999 93 out of 100 93
IGN Aug 24, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91 Sep 16, 1999 18 out of 20 90
64 Power / big.N / N Games Sep, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Super Play (Sweden) Sep, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Retroage Sep 28, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Spel för Alla Nov, 1999 5 out of 10 50


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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 (Nintendo 64) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Cavalary (10315), robotriot (9071) and Grant McLellan (623)