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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 characters canDON'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: 29 out of 70
  2. Negative: 3 out of 70
  1. Aug 28, 2019
    90
    Man of Medan kicks off The Dark Pictures Anthology so elegantly and chillingly that you just can't get enough of that lovie-dovie stuff.
  2. 80
    Supermassive Game's high concept - an anthology of horror stories - is off to a great start with Man of Medan. We don't get nearly enough horror that aims to be thoughtful like this. The challenge will be to make sure that each game in the series is different enough to reflect a different approach to horror, but things are off to a good start.
  3. Aug 28, 2019
    80
    A good start for the Dark Pictures Anthology and another solid, entertaining horror experience for Supermassive Games.
  4. Aug 28, 2019
    70
    At its best, Man of Medan is every bit as gripping, beautiful, and giddily silly as Until Dawn, but technical issues, a rushed story, and a confusing approach to player choice betray the limited resources the game’s creators had to work with. Man of Medan is currently the best option for those desperate for more Until Dawn, but I'm hoping Supermassive Games can scare up something a little more substantial for future The Dark Pictures titles.
  5. Aug 29, 2019
    70
    Sadly, you can’t help but compare it to Until Dawn which quite frankly did everything better. Man of Medan is over far too quickly and doesn’t have the same impact of Supermassive’s previous entry. It is, however, a short but sweet enjoyable romp which is way better when played with friends.
  6. Sep 18, 2019
    60
    Personally, I’m genuinely excited for future Dark Pictures instalments. And I’m still playing Man of Medan, figuring out its hidden traps and machinations, despite my frustrations with it.
  7. Aug 28, 2019
    40
    Man of Medan has a couple of fun gimmicks, great faces and bunch of exciting moments spread throughout, but it's also filled with badly paced sequences, bland characters, annoying technical issues and cheap scares that are so frequent and so poorly executed that you can't help but feel offended and frustrated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 146
  2. Negative: 47 out of 146
  1. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    Great horror game! It’s like a choose your own adventure book on acid. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes horror/suspense.
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    9
    Tremenda ambientación. Extrañaba estos tipos de juegos desde la nostalgia que dejó detroit.
  3. Sep 1, 2019
    8
    One play-through won’t satisfy anyone, but there two or three times plus (playing with co-op and movie mode) fleshes the story out with vastOne play-through won’t satisfy anyone, but there two or three times plus (playing with co-op and movie mode) fleshes the story out with vast improvement, adding new scenes and more gore which only makes Man of Medan a strong entry the more you delve into its devilishly delightful story. Expand
  4. Jul 30, 2020
    6
    Short and predictable. Have some nice horror moments but did not deliver a great experience. The graphics could be better considering the sizeShort and predictable. Have some nice horror moments but did not deliver a great experience. The graphics could be better considering the size of the game. I will play the next chapter but won't buy full-priced. Expand
  5. Jun 9, 2020
    5
    This game is a massive step down from Until Dawn that it was surprising. Facial animation, dialog, voice acting was all far worse. All theThis game is a massive step down from Until Dawn that it was surprising. Facial animation, dialog, voice acting was all far worse. All the characters are unlikeable. Its sole saving grace is its co-op since the story has a few neat gimmicks that make the experience worth it with friends. Without that gimmick however, I honestly would've given this game a 3 to a 4. Its not very good. Expand
  6. Oct 13, 2020
    3
    Game feels a bit too uncanny valley and seems way to focused on multiplayer. Playing singleplayer was pretty confusing. Story was all over theGame feels a bit too uncanny valley and seems way to focused on multiplayer. Playing singleplayer was pretty confusing. Story was all over the place however still predictable and there was multiple technical problems. Characters were uniteresting and unlikeable but not in a funny campy way just boring. Game was also very short Expand
  7. Feb 12, 2021
    0
    actually shawn ashmore is a good actor but this game is not good for me this time this game is not good for anything ......... history is notactually shawn ashmore is a good actor but this game is not good for me this time this game is not good for anything ......... history is not linear and meaningless phrases that makes killing great characters for it Expand

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