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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: 43 out of 168
  2. Negative: 52 out of 168
  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
    8
    Short, but fun. Not as thrilling as Until Dawn, but I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next installment!
  3. Sep 15, 2019
    8
    I'm a huge fan of Until Dawn and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. When I read all the bad critic and user scores, I was pretty bummed out and setI'm a huge fan of Until Dawn and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. When I read all the bad critic and user scores, I was pretty bummed out and set my expectations super low. To my surprise, I actually really enjoyed the game! More than Until Dawn actually. For me shorter length does not automatically mean worse quality. I felt the length was fine. I really enjoyed the setting, atmosphere, theme, characters, and character banter. I like how they kept the overall structure of Until Dawn the same, but didn't just strictly stay to the formula, and added some new features like online co op play which to my surprise, majorly elevates the experience. It's a blast to play with a friend and I hope this new interactive movie/game concept catches on because the online co op choose your own adventure gameplay is a breath of fresh air in the gaming industry and has so much potential. I would love to play other genres of games like this besides horror. The production values are top notch and the graphics/atmosphere look even better than Until Dawn. It really felt like I was watching/playing a cinematic horror movie. The ship was really creepy and the jump scares were really good and startled me several times. I also love the fact that the game was made to be replayed several times to see potentially new outcomes, etc. It seems the game is best played with different online partners/friends to see how their choices affect the plot. In conclusion, I'm really impressed that Supermassive Games retained a strong identity of their Until Dawn hit game but also added a good amount of freshness to the gameplay, so it doesn't just feel like the same old thing. Highly recommend to horror fans and Until Dawn fans! It seems most of the negative reviews come as a result of people not understanding how the developers intended people to play the game which is to play online with a friend and to play through multiple times to get the full experience!!! Expand
  4. Feb 23, 2021
    6
    Playing with a friend it was an enjoyable experience but simply not scary and too predictable. Not bad but disappointing. 67/100
  5. Nov 17, 2021
    5
    When comparing it to Until Dawn, it’s a disappointment. It doesn’t have the interesting story, dialogue options and character dynamics thatWhen comparing it to Until Dawn, it’s a disappointment. It doesn’t have the interesting story, dialogue options and character dynamics that Until Dawn had. It’s nowhere near as scary and bone chilling as Until Dawn was. The story in this game was fairly bland and son were the characters. I don’t think it’s a bad game, but it should’ve been way better than it is. It’s okay to play once but you’re gonna forget about it not long after playing it. Expand
  6. Aug 21, 2021
    4
    Slow paced cheap scares and boring. Just going around just picking up objects could have been better.
  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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