Shadow Man: Remastered Image
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  • Summary: He's coming, stalking criminals in the spirit world & 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.
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  1. Jan 18, 2022
    80
    A bit of an interesting paradox, then; it's difficult to recommend Shadow Man Remastered to those who haven't played the game before, while — at the same time — if they do wish to check it out, this is absolutely the only way we'd recommend doing so. It's a sterling port, rich with new and restored content, improved visuals, copious customisation and almost-flawless performance; it runs at 60fps locked with only the very occasional hitch. Shadow Man has never been a masterpiece, but it is a clear labour of love with plenty to offer those willing to endure its more aged mechanics and structural curiosities. We can only hope that plenty will have the patience to do so.
  2. 70
    Shadow Man is not a great game in 2021, but in 1999, it was ambitious and inventive, and being able to experience this game as it was meant to be released and played is valuable and enjoyable.
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  1. Jan 22, 2022
    9
    I personally loved this game when it was released back in 1999 (one of my all time favs of that Generation) on the Nintendo 64 and i love itI personally loved this game when it was released back in 1999 (one of my all time favs of that Generation) on the Nintendo 64 and i love it even more now with its restored visuals, extra content, smoother animations and frame rate... and that great haunting soundtrack. To me this game seems like a 3D 'Metroidvania' done right, well before the term gained wider acknowledgement. What i mean by a 3D Metroidvania done right is the complete lack of hand holding, the backtracking to gain new more powerful abilities to access new areas as well as defeating stronger enemies with them too.

    Now here comes the problem with all remastered games from the 5th generation (PS1, N64, Saturn) like Doom, Quake, Turok, Shadow Man, Duke Nukem etc... it is very hard for younger gamers to fully enjoy these classics as they will automatically seem dated and lackluster. Gamers of my generation will enjoy these remasters such as Shadow Man much more as they do have a very strong nostalgic feeling (much like what games now will be in 20 years), but also they are simply great games.

    I do highly recommend this game to those who enjoy retro classics, fans of games with no hand holding, those looking for a cool story. If you know someone who has Shadow Man Remastered give it a try and if you enjoy it get yourself a copy.
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