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  • Summary: He is coming, stalking criminals in the spirit world and the real world. A possessed man is coming, a voodoo mask in his chest and lines of power in his back. Shadow Man is coming, trailing evil from Liveside to Deadside. To stop an apocalypse. To save your soul.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. May 12, 2021
    90
    Shadow Man Remastered is a great game and I hope those with fond memories enjoy it as much I do. I hope those unfamiliar will give this a shot as well because while this is a game from the 90s it feels very modern in the controls. A simple walkthrough will help stop any unnecessary wandering and backtracking is necessary for completion so I say use that walkthrough guilt free. For $20 there’s a lot of game here, so skip the basic port Nightdive previously put out and do not buy the old console versions because they cost close to $20 and they don’t run as well. This is the definitive version of Shadow Man and I hope that maybe… just maybe… Nightdive figures out how to remaster Shadow Man: 2econd Coming (and fix its horrible title).
  2. Apr 21, 2021
    75
    Shadow Man Remastered is a great improvement to the game. Nightdive Studios crammed in a bunch of cut content from the original. This includes three huge new levels, enemies, some voice dialog and more. The soundtrack is remastered for better sound quality, and all textures were redone in higher definition. You can also play using the original low-res textures if you want. Nightdive Studios is listening to the community as it fix things for the first major update, including a few things that weren't ready for launch day, like the Seraph Queen boss. Overall, this is a great remaster for a cheap price.
  3. Apr 25, 2021
    75
    What it comes down to is that Shadow Man Remastered is an excellent title that I enjoyed thoroughly. However, it is an excellent twenty-something-year-old title, and some people just can’t go back to that era. I get it. But for the rest of us, this is definitely a title worth pulling back from Deadside.
  4. Apr 21, 2021
    60
    The archaic action-adventure feels a bit outdated. Nonetheless, little changes as well as the unique atmosphere make sure there is enough fascination and exploring ambition left.
  5. Apr 29, 2021
    60
    It's interesting to get a look into the past that's as well cared for and presented as Shadow Man Remastered. Maybe I didn't find a new favorite, but there's no reason why you might not end up loving this. If you're okay with having a walkthrough ready and are willing to traipse through the same few corridors numerous times, Shadow Man is certainly a good way to kill some time between big releases.
  6. Apr 19, 2021
    55
    To truly do this game justice, mechanics needed to be updated to make the overall experience more enjoyable. Faster pace and more fluid gun gameplay could bring new audiences. The game should be played by anyone who has never experienced the series and are interested enough to visit the Darkside themselves. I’m sure longtime fans will feel that nostalgic love, playing this occult hit exactly as it was published two decades ago but personally, I feel it could have been left on the shelf.
  7. Apr 26, 2021
    40
    This hellish remaster is stretched to raw, fibrous sinews. There is far too little variety in the weapons and enemies to make the many hour stretches of blind backtracking and incomprehensible connected-world layout anything more than a slightly dressed up chimera’s corpse. Place this in video game museums with its cult mantle and a sign above its polished noggin that reads ‘look, don’t touch’.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jul 25, 2021
    10
    Ждал ремастер с момента релиза. Господи, как же круто! Спасибо. Разработчики не просто текстуры подтянули, но и управление исправили, новыеЖдал ремастер с момента релиза. Господи, как же круто! Спасибо. Разработчики не просто текстуры подтянули, но и управление исправили, новые локации и музыка, уф уф просто Expand
  2. Apr 21, 2021
    10
    This is an amazing remaster, it includes new levels, better soundtrack, awesome lighting and shadow effects, cut content that wasn't on theThis is an amazing remaster, it includes new levels, better soundtrack, awesome lighting and shadow effects, cut content that wasn't on the original. I absolutely love this remaster a 10/10 for me. Cheers to Night Dive Studios for bringin this gem to the present, hopefully we can see a new Shadow Man game soon again Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2021
    10
    I played this game back in 1999 and it totally excited me. Especially music and atmosphere. Absolutely delicious. With concern, I startedI played this game back in 1999 and it totally excited me. Especially music and atmosphere. Absolutely delicious. With concern, I started playing the 2021 version and again it hit me.. I'm excited about the new locations and I'm really enjoying it. I understand that young players will not say much, the gritty graphics can not be compared to today's hits, but Shadowman'21 crushes the current novelties with its gameplay. Expand
  4. Jun 17, 2021
    8
    Shadow Man: Remastered es un retro que ha regresado de entre los muertos para darnos esa nostalgia anual; que nos lleva al pasado donde unShadow Man: Remastered es un retro que ha regresado de entre los muertos para darnos esa nostalgia anual; que nos lleva al pasado donde un juego con habilidad; y con una historia cautivadora, harán todo el trabajo, sin recurrir a un apartado gráfico brutal.

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  5. Sep 25, 2021
    8
    Great game, I've been waiting for this remaster for a long time. And finally. Night Dive did a great job just like they did with Turok. ThanksGreat game, I've been waiting for this remaster for a long time. And finally. Night Dive did a great job just like they did with Turok. Thanks for bringing this back to live. I still have the original on PC witch plays great by the way. Hope this comes to consoles soon. Expand
  6. Jul 26, 2021
    8
    I remember playing Shadow Man back in the day on the N64, but I don’t think I got past the first level because I was immediately lost. FastI remember playing Shadow Man back in the day on the N64, but I don’t think I got past the first level because I was immediately lost. Fast forward some twenty years later, and here I am, giving the Remaster a fair shake. What’s to say? It’s a great game, and I absolutely love its horror atmosphere. It’s brutal. What surprised me the most are its Metroidvania qualities. You’re thrown into this huge, connected, and labyrinthine world where you need to find items in order to progress further. There is no hand-holding, no hint of where to go….you just need to explore. But, that’s my biggest flaw with this game. You don’t have an in-game map, so you will be lost and turned around constantly. I had a blast exploring and taking in the atmosphere, but damn, it’s pretty frustrating losing track of where I am.

    Shadow Man Remastered is just plain ol’ fun, and kudos to Nightdive Studios for binging this title up to snuff. Give it a shot, I think you’ll enjoy this one.
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  7. Jul 7, 2021
    1
    A classic reborn, a 1999 game with minority character at a time where it's existence and themes weren't here to pit people against each otherA classic reborn, a 1999 game with minority character at a time where it's existence and themes weren't here to pit people against each other for hate clicks and pageviews, a good enjoyable classic made by an industry that was always inclusive. Expand

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