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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 PlayStation Close up on Mike... not looking to good on the PS version.
Shadow Man PlayStation Voodoo priestess Nettie controls Mike's power.
Shadow Man PlayStation Nettie's case file details each of the brutal serial killers.
Shadow Man PlayStation Mike in human form, in the real world.

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Shadow Man Screenshot
Shadow Man Magazine Advertisement
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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Nov, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Absolute Playstation Sep, 1999 77 out of 100 77
Mega Fun Oct, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Video Games Oct, 1999 74 out of 100 74
Consoles Plus Oct, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Game Critics Sep 23, 1999 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Dec 02, 1999 4.4 out of 10 44
IGN Sep 10, 1999 4 out of 10 40


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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 schnittberichte.com (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 (622) added Shadow Man (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Cavalary (11250), robotriot (9068) and Grant McLellan (622)
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