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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 Windows Climbing up
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man shoots an Ork. The enemies get far freakier than this.
Shadow Man Windows 1-perspective view allows you to look up and down, with 360 degree freedom
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Shadow Man braces himself to jump backward from a ledge.

Promo Images

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Shadow Man Concept Art

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 94 out of 100 94
IGN Nintendo 64 Aug 24, 1999 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Joker Windows Sep, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited Windows Aug, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Aug 31, 1999 81 out of 100 81
Spel för Alla Windows Nov, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Consoles Plus PlayStation Oct, 1999 70 out of 100 70
FiringSquad Windows Aug 27, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Spel för Alla Nintendo 64 Nov, 1999 5 out of 10 50
Game Revolution Nintendo 64 Oct 01, 1999 C 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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