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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: 27 out of 65
  2. Negative: 3 out of 65
  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
    If you can forgive some of its cheesy narrative moments and glitches, Man of Medan shows promise for a future franchise. You just have to play with a friend to fully appreciate it.
  5. Aug 28, 2019
    70
    Man of Medan is in many ways similar to Until Dawn: based on narrative branches, dialogues and jump scares, but with less effectiveness.
  6. Aug 31, 2019
    60
    Even though the formula is similar to the one used in the beloved Until Dawn, Man of Medan suffers from a poor story combined with equally poorly written dialogue. The multiplayer modes are the highlight here, though, so if you plan on visiting the "Ghost Ship" you should call your friends.
  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: 23 out of 59
  2. Negative: 15 out of 59
  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. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    Foarte bun ,excelent bravo ,nu au dezamagit.Nici nu aveau cum ,ei au facut Until Dawn....
  3. Sep 1, 2019
    9
    Игра шикарная, играл с девушкой и оба остались под впечатлением. Не знаю за что ее так не взлюбили. Давно я такого удовольствия от игры неИгра шикарная, играл с девушкой и оба остались под впечатлением. Не знаю за что ее так не взлюбили. Давно я такого удовольствия от игры не получал. Атмосфера, звуки и картинка радуют на протяжении всей игры. Крайне рекомендую играть именно в компании с другом или подругой) Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2019
    7
    graphically, super playability is pretty good,
    story not much and jumpscare but other 7/10
  5. Sep 6, 2019
    6
    I was super excited about this game after playing a few playthroughs of Until Dawn and loving that game

    This is an enjoyable game but not
    I was super excited about this game after playing a few playthroughs of Until Dawn and loving that game

    This is an enjoyable game but not worth the full price as it is really short. I thought it was just about to get to the good part after playing for a few hours after work and next thing I knew, the credits were rolling. I knew it was going to be a shorter game but it still took me by surprise.

    Also there needs to be a casual mode as I constantly failed the heart beat sections. I switched the button mash option to hold button mode but got a character killed at the end because it wasn't obvious to me that it was a hold/mash button QTE so I just pressed the button once quickly and failed the QTE.

    I still can't understand why the other character made the choice they did which resulted in my character getting killed either so the whole outcome just seemed stupid and unnecessary story wise.

    Also the character that should have been devastated by my character dying seemed like they were just mildly upset and totally accepting of the unnecessary situation in which one character got the other character killed.

    The narrator was probably the best character in the game

    I'd say it's a short bit of fun but wait for it to go on sale (like I should have after reading reviews)
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  6. Sep 9, 2019
    5
    Short, interesting but ultimately flawed by its anemic approach to drama/horror/adventure/gameplay design... The controls are illogical whenShort, interesting but ultimately flawed by its anemic approach to drama/horror/adventure/gameplay design... The controls are illogical when compared to the better examples out there like a telltale or Quantic dream game. There are frustrating moments where I missed one button press that kills a character on more than one ocassion(played on standard settings). Playing through man of medan it disappointed me to realise that until dawn really was just a one hit wonder from supermassive games! Still for any fan of the genre, MOM is worth picking up second hand at a low price to amuse for the 4 hours or so of gameplay. Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2019
    0
    I didn't finished the game yet and I probably don't want to, because this game is pure garbage. I can't believe the dev team behind this gameI didn't finished the game yet and I probably don't want to, because this game is pure garbage. I can't believe the dev team behind this game was the one who made until dawn, compare to until dawn this game is sh*t. I regret that I buy this game. Expand

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