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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: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Aug 28, 2019
    100
    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is a must-play for anyone that appreciates horror gaming at its finest, for anyone that enjoys picking away at how a game is put together, for anyone that's got even a passing interest in finding the best storytelling vidoegames have to offer.
  2. Aug 28, 2019
    90
    Man of Medan is one of those near must play titles, and I can’t wait for the next instalment in The Dark Pictures Anthology.
  3. Aug 28, 2019
    85
    Supermassive Games delivers a compelling and intriguing horror-thriller adventure, with a great atmosphere and plenty of story branches based on player choices. We would have loved more tools to enable branches exploration, like a choices map or the ability to skip already seen cut-scenes, but it's definitely a great start for this new anthology games series.
  4. Aug 28, 2019
    70
    Man of Medan isn’t the success that Until Dawn was, and it represents a big step back in terms of player interaction and storytelling, but it’s still a thrilling horror experience that made me scream, laugh, and want to jump right back in for a second or third playthrough to see if I could keep everyone alive.
  5. Sep 3, 2019
    65
    The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan keeps alive the "interactive horror movie" proposal that gave Supermassive Games such good results with Until Dawn. However, this new adventure falls short in every sense, but mainly the narrative.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 28, 2020
    60
    Visually a great "slasher" horror with an incredibly branched story. Shame it has cheap jumpscares, short play time and stiff controls with frequent QTE moments. If you use horrors to relax, this game is for you. [Issue#298]
  7. Aug 28, 2019
    40
    Failing to deliver as an effective horror story, Man of Medan is interminably slow to get started, and when it does, the narrative and performances prove more laughable than scary. The best kind of horror is the stuff that really gets under your skin, but sadly, this barely even pricks it. A soggy first chapter in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan is best left on the seabed to rust.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It good 10/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2019
    10
    High replayability, interesting story with multiple endings. A couple of good jump scares and an over all creepy feeling. Nice first chapter,High replayability, interesting story with multiple endings. A couple of good jump scares and an over all creepy feeling. Nice first chapter, I hope we'll get more of these. Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2019
    10
    Playing this with my fiancé. Having a blast. Love the story! Very interesting plot. Fun jump scares. Looking forward to the other games in thePlaying this with my fiancé. Having a blast. Love the story! Very interesting plot. Fun jump scares. Looking forward to the other games in the series. Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2019
    8
    Es un gran juego muy inmersivo, con muchos sustos y momentos muy tensos. La duración es bastante escasa 3h aprox, pero el precio es tambienEs un gran juego muy inmersivo, con muchos sustos y momentos muy tensos. La duración es bastante escasa 3h aprox, pero el precio es tambien ajustado a la duración. recomendable al 100%.
    Pros: Graficos, ambientación, jugabilidad, sustos.
    Contra: Duración
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  5. Sep 3, 2019
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Easy to get into, a good cast of characters and some cheesy bad guys kept me interested. Didnt really have a lot of jump scares, i was expecting more on that front.
    Its a short game but has lots of replay value.
    Well worth the price and its a good sign for the next few games in the series.
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  6. Aug 18, 2020
    6
    Muy buen juego, aunque algo corto. Se puede rejugar las veces que quieras. Falla quizás en unos personajes algo pobres y sin mucho carisma.
  7. Apr 10, 2020
    0
    Ce truc fait penser aux jeux en FMV (Full Motion Video !) des années 90 avec scénario bidon obligatoire et des pseudo-choix parmi desCe truc fait penser aux jeux en FMV (Full Motion Video !) des années 90 avec scénario bidon obligatoire et des pseudo-choix parmi des dialogues complètement crétins, écrits par des stagiaires et/ou des étudiants recalés à Télérama et Positif ! sauf que la vidéo a été remplacée par des "images de synthèse" (un terme un peu pompeux ici, vu que si graphiquement parlant c'est propret, y a pas de quoi se pâmer non plus...).

    Quoi qu'il en soit, on se croirait dans un Harlequin filmé ou une Telenovela sur un bateau ou bien au mieux (ou au pire...) dans un Scream particulièrement mauvais (si tant est que ça soit possible, bien entendu...). Bref, une sorte de truc pour les ados pas réveillés et facilement épouvantés... ou trop abrutis de cannabis pour se rendre compte de quoi que ce soit. A moins que ce ne soit un mélange des deux...

    Tout est donc téléphoné et très générique, une sorte de super foire aux clichés dont la jouabilité (?!) se résume à de sales QTE pourris et à orienter nos "playmobils" imbéciles dans des décors aux caméras fixes ! Stupide et prévisible, mal écrit et faisant la part belle à la diversité en majorité très visible, ce truc est un étron à éviter !
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