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  • Summary: DON'T PLAY ALONE - From the developers of Until Dawn...Enter the world of The Dark Pictures - A series of standalone cinematic horror games. Players will be challenged to explore and uncover each story with the knowledge that all their choices have consequences and all playable charactersDON'T PLAY ALONE - From the developers of Until Dawn...Enter the world of The Dark Pictures - A series of standalone cinematic horror games. Players will be challenged to explore and uncover each story with the knowledge that all their choices have consequences and all playable characters can live, any and all can die... Man of Medan is the first game in The Dark Pictures anthology, bringing supernatural horror to the South Pacific. Five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip with a rumored WWII wreck to find. As the day unfolds and a storm rolls in, their trip soon changes into something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die? It's down to you. Can you save them all?

    Features:

    A NEW TERRIFYING EXPERIENCE
    Supermassive Games delivers a new, horrific narrative journey where you will have to confront your deepest fears.

    CAN YOU SAVE THEM ALL?
    All payable characters can live and all can die. The choices you make will decide their fate. Death could be just around the corner...

    WHAT WILL YOU DO TO SURVIVE?
    Each choice you make has a consequence which can mean life or death for your character. Will you keep your head whilst struggling to survive? What decisions will you make?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Aug 28, 2019
    95
    When played the way the developers intended, Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is a one-of-a-kind triumph, and a shared horror experience unlike anything ever produced. It’s extremely presumptuous to ask players to buy two copies to get the full effect, but I can’t deny that it’s absolutely worth the time and expense for those who do. Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is a true evolution of the interactive movie genre, and horror fans owe it to themselves to climb aboard.
  2. Aug 28, 2019
    90
    Supermassive’s back in full swing. In spite of a predictable plot and setting, I eventually grew somewhat tired of, I loved every aspect of Man of Medan. It’s a killer debut to a series I’m now eagerly anticipating. It has the spooks, fun cast, and unforgiving consequences I grew to love in Until Dawn. Horror fans rejoice, as Man of Medan’s a phenomenal introduction to a promising new interactive anthology series.
  3. Aug 28, 2019
    82
    For this first episode in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Supermassive Games has fulfilled its mission — to provide us with a game that effectively reproduces horror movie tropes. The quality of the graphics and sound is undeniable, even it sometimes looks more like an interactive film than a game, and it gives little freedom. It achieves its goals by effectively and intelligently managing to frighten us — it's just a shame that the QTEs sometimes make us angry.
  4. Aug 30, 2019
    80
    Man of Medan is a promising start to the Dark Pictures Anthology. I'd be happy to play more of these b-horror movie simulators, full of pretty people desperately trying to survive.
  5. Aug 28, 2019
    77
    The great horror atmosphere has created constant tension with me.
  6. Aug 28, 2019
    75
    Man of Medan is a worthy follow-up to Until Dawn. It hits a lot of the same notes, and it's clear the developers understood the group appeal of watching-slash-playing a cheesy horror film with friends. There are still some weak points, but Man of Medan shows a willingness to learn from the previous game's mistakes and leaves us curious to see the next part of the anthology.
  7. Aug 29, 2019
    45
    Man of Medan is quickly overtaken by a very average writing quality and an abominable technical level synonymous with jerks and other constant freezes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 59
  2. Negative: 15 out of 59
  1. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    A great game that you definitely need to play in a cooperative in order to get positive emotions and have a good evening. I had no problemsA great game that you definitely need to play in a cooperative in order to get positive emotions and have a good evening. I had no problems with optimization, with the exception of rare FPS drawdowns, but this is when playing at high graphics settings. The plot is quite suitable for fun in the company of a friend. I liked the game, and I will gladly buy a sequel. Thanks to the authors for a great interactive movie on PC)
    P.S. For the cooperative to work, you must have nicknames in Steam in English.
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  2. Sep 11, 2019
    10
    اللعبه قدمة تجربة رعب متميزه على أسلوب الأفلام ولكن تختلف تجربة الطور الفردى عن الثنائى عن الفئه تضم ت حجم ربة خمسة اشخاص تضيف تجربه متميزاللعبه قدمة تجربة رعب متميزه على أسلوب الأفلام ولكن تختلف تجربة الطور الفردى عن الثنائى عن الفئه تضم ت حجم ربة خمسة اشخاص تضيف تجربه متميز
  3. Jan 20, 2020
    9
    The first impression lasts a lifetime. I´m glad, that i tried it anyway (after a couple of months).
    The technical hick ups are out of my way
    The first impression lasts a lifetime. I´m glad, that i tried it anyway (after a couple of months).
    The technical hick ups are out of my way and now I can finally enjoy the game and I enjoyed it a lot.
    I love the atmosphere, the ghostship setting, the audio is great and the graphics are too.
    Looking foreward to the next ghost story.
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  4. Sep 1, 2019
    7
    TL:DR People are being too harsh on this game.
    Ok, a lot of people are giving it a 0, 1, 2 for unjustified reasons
    First of all, comparing
    TL:DR People are being too harsh on this game.
    Ok, a lot of people are giving it a 0, 1, 2 for unjustified reasons
    First of all, comparing this to Heavy Rain, Until Dawn or Detroit: Become Human is pointless because they are charging you 30 USD.
    Second, a lot of people are complaining about the duration of the game, well this is a choice-based game. It is designed so you play it at least two times (A lot of people don't, I don't and i still enjoyed it).So if you like playing these games more than once, dont worry about the duration. After a first play-trough you'll feel like you could have done things better , and that might make you want to go for a second play
    And if you only play these games one time, maybe wait for a sale but i dont think it is a bad spent money.
    Third, The acting is totally fine, maybe some lines are a bit weird and some are even cringe but its not that bad, there are a few bugs to fix but nothing that will ruin your play session.
    If you enjoy these types of games, dont let the reviews of people that might like more action driven games private you from playing this game, youll enjoy it.
    Again, its not perfect but its not ''completely trash'' as some other users suggest
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  5. Apr 14, 2020
    6
    story is trash
    but overal its fun to play co op with friends for just 5 hour
  6. Jul 24, 2020
    5
    ITALIAN:
    Bella idea ma realizzata malissimo, e soprattutto mi aspettavo molto di più da un gioco che pesa 70 Gb.
    AUDIO E GRAGICA: Tutto
    ITALIAN:
    Bella idea ma realizzata malissimo, e soprattutto mi aspettavo molto di più da un gioco che pesa 70 Gb.

    AUDIO E GRAGICA:
    Tutto buono ma non degno di nota, le animazioni sono un po' macchinose e in generale risulta un po' anonimo.
    Il doppiaggio (io l'ho giocato in italiano) è buono anche se non eccezionale, ma soprattutto sono i dialoghi in sé ad essere osceni. Le frasi spesso sono del tutto irrealistiche (a volta le risposte non sono pertinenti con le domande), così come l'atteggiamento dei personaggi.

    GAMEPLAY:
    Quello che dovrebbe essere il punto di forza diventa l'aspetto peggiore del gioco.
    Io l'ho giocato con altri miei 4 amici, utilizzando la tastiera del mio PC, e l'idea di poter giocare a turni è molto interessante. Quello che invece è pessimo è il movimento dei personaggi (troppo lento, macchinoso e impreciso), così come le inquadrature delle scene (simile ai primi Resident Evil) che vogliono ricreare uno stile cinematografico ma finiscono per essere fastidiose.
    Inoltre i quick time events sono adatti allo stile di gioco, però a volte sono inadatti alla situazione e quindi difficilissimi da fare e prevedere.

    STORIA:
    Storia interessante ma andando avanti sembra che i personaggi non apprendano le cose che noi giocatori gli facciamo trovare nel livello, rimanendo molto tempo a cercare di capire di qualcosa che noi abbiamo già appreso (soprattutto leggendo lettere e quaderni sparsi per la mappa).
    Bella invece l'idea dei quadri sparsi per il gioco che rivelano delle possibili situazioni future.

    VOTO: 5/10
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  7. Sep 1, 2019
    0
    I can't even start the damn game... Game will freeze upon starting a new game and I have to kill the task via taskmanager. Maybe I will giveI can't even start the damn game... Game will freeze upon starting a new game and I have to kill the task via taskmanager. Maybe I will give it a few patches time and will try again Expand

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