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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 Now, he can touch fire without being burned.
Shadow Man Windows 1-perspective view allows you to look up and down, with 360 degree freedom
Shadow Man PlayStation Close up on Mike... not looking to good on the PS version.
Shadow Man Nintendo 64 Climbing hand-over-hand along a line

Promo Images

Shadow Man Render
Shadow Man Screenshot
Shadow Man Render
Shadow Man Render


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 Dreamcast Jan 20, 2000 17 out of 20 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun PlayStation Oct, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Player One Dreamcast Jan, 2000 75 out of 100 75
NowGamer Dreamcast Nov 30, 1999 7.2 out of 10 72
Consoles Plus PlayStation Oct, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Jan, 2000 68 out of 100 68
Game Critics PlayStation Sep 23, 1999 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Windows Aug 24, 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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