Shadow Man: 2econd Coming PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: A large scale 3rd person multiple route horror adventure, featuring a combination of platform, combat, stealth and puzzle based gameplay. As Mike LeRoi, the Shadow Man, Walker Between Worlds, Lord of Deadside, you battle the Grigori, a group of sadistic demons that have been masquerading asA large scale 3rd person multiple route horror adventure, featuring a combination of platform, combat, stealth and puzzle based gameplay. As Mike LeRoi, the Shadow Man, Walker Between Worlds, Lord of Deadside, you battle the Grigori, a group of sadistic demons that have been masquerading as humans for the past 2000 years and now seek to return their monstrous leader, Asmodeus, from the Pit. [Acclaim] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. Play Magazine
    80
    Its look isn't uplifted by sophistication, but the overall effect of the visual presence is engrossing. [Apr 2002, p.52]
  2. There's plenty to be scared of in Shadow Man 2econd Coming, it's just a matter of whether or not you have the patience and commitment to raise the dead once again.
  3. Only improves on its ancestor title, and rewards the tenacious gamer with a big story, creepy locales, big weapons, and lots of frenetic grue.
  4. Don't let the wonky control, atrocious loading breaks and intended lack of direction keep you from renting one of the deepest, most rewarding and mature adventure games to come down the PS2 pike since Eidos' "Soul Reaver 2".
  5. Aside from the kinks related to combat and level layout, the game's control feels a little bit loose when you're simply running around...[but it] will likely manage to draw you in, especially if you can get into the creepy aesthetics and earnestly engaging story.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    60
    Cooler character and enemy designs alone would have helped immensely. [June 2002, p.114]
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    40
    The graphics here are subpar for PS2, the animation is choppy, the level design is awful, and the controls and interface are almost impressively awkward. [June 2002, p.99]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. Apr 1, 2013
    10
    I guess this game had so much influence on me like no other game before. I played the Shadow Man on N64 at 10 years xD. As Shadow Man 2econdI guess this game had so much influence on me like no other game before. I played the Shadow Man on N64 at 10 years xD. As Shadow Man 2econd Coming was released in Germany the only way to play it was to get the censored version with green blood etc. But that doesn't matter. From the beginning I knew this is a other game I played before. Every detail in this game made me getting more interested to the story. I really felt the whole atmosphere of this part. I enjoyed every second playing Mike as the dark Shadow Man. For me this is the best game I've ever played. At an Age of 23 now, I play every kind of games. Some as a pro others as casual. The Story is not too realistic and not too much fantasy. I liked the kind of method of the developers to make you nervous in some situations and after a short time even relaxed trying to find out how to get at the other end off the cliff. The enemies were not easy at all but you dont have to destroy your controller on the other side very balanced. I have a old PS3 from 2007 just to have the opinion to play Mike whenever i want Collapse
  2. DawnR.
    May 20, 2005
    9
    I Love This Game!
  3. ChrisK.
    Aug 4, 2002
    8
    Not the best graphics I've seen but not the worst. Slow to start but once your running you can't stop. Excellent horror adventure.
  4. Hades
    Mar 3, 2003
    6
    Interesting concept, poor execution. Shadow man is somewhat captivating, but horrid to play. From the controls to the graphics things are Interesting concept, poor execution. Shadow man is somewhat captivating, but horrid to play. From the controls to the graphics things are simply not up to par with the rest of PS2 titles. Even when not comparing this game to others it is lackluster. To its credit though the music and voice acting are quite well done. The graphics in cutscenes are good, yet during gameplay the framerate takes a nosedive and everything runs too choppy to truly be appreciated. Combat in the game also leaves much to be desired. If however you are totally interested in this game I'd rent it but definitely not worthy of a purchase. Expand