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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 PlayStation Meanwhile in the present, Mike arrives at Nettie's hideout.
Shadow Man PlayStation The teddy bear is used to travel between worlds.
Shadow Man Dreamcast The Shadow Gun rips apart enemies with blue energy.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man swims through blood in the Wasteland.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Windows Aug, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania.de Windows 1999 85 out of 100 85
Player One Dreamcast Jan, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Sep 30, 1999 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Dreamcast Dec 13, 1999 6.7 out of 10 67
Gamezilla Windows Aug 23, 1999 63 out of 100 63
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
FiringSquad Windows Aug 27, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Game Revolution Nintendo 64 Oct 01, 1999 C 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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