Shadow Man Remastered Reviews

Shadow Man Remastered is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2021

If you can ignore the fact that this is a twenty-two year old game, then you’ll have a great time with Shadow Man Remastered. There’s a lot to like in this game, namely the fantastic level design, creepy setting, and pseudo-metroidvania progression system. Sure, it looks and feels a bit janky for 2021 standards, but I’m happy with what Nightdive has managed to deliver.

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Noisy Pixel
Jerad Gribben
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2021

Shadow Man: Remastered is an alluring and eccentric game, especially for the time it was released. But it’s a cadaver of the late 90s. A timepiece that shows its age. Its dark, poetic writing is beautiful and entertaining but can also be ambiguous and misleading.

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Liked
Apr 19, 2021

It's not easy to go back in time to games like Shadow Man, but this remaster is a welcome one.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2021

Shadow Man Remastered infuriates as often as it delights, but it's a solid experience, and Nightdive has done an excellent job preserving it.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 21, 2021

Nightdive Studios put a lot of work into Shadow Man Remastered. It's time for Mike LeRoi to brave the depths of Deadside once more to save the world of the living. This time around, he'll explore three large new levels that were unfortunately cut from the original game. Luckily, Nightdive Studios even went so far as to rebuild some of them from scratch to make this remaster be what the original developers intended.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2021

What it comes down to is that Shadow Man Remastered is an excellent title that I enjoyed thoroughly. However, it is an excellent twenty-something-year-old title, and some people just can't go back to that era. I get it. But for the rest of us, this is definitely a title worth pulling back from Deadside.

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85 / 100
Apr 27, 2021

Shadow Man returns with an interesting update of the first game, adapted to the new times and adding all the original content discarded. The control of the character has been significantly retouched so that the generational clash is not so abrupt, as well as new visual improvements achieving an excellent result. The level design is magnificent and the playable scheme stands out for differentiating itself from other games of the same style.

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ZTGD
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
May 12, 2021

Shadow Man Remastered is a great game and I hope those with fond memories enjoy it as much I do. I hope those unfamiliar will give this a shot as well because while this is a game from the 90s it feels very modern in the controls.

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Cubed3
Athanasios
Top Critic
5 / 10
May 19, 2021

What is Shadow Man Remastered? It's a great remaster, of a not so great game. A tedious collect-a-thon wrapped in fancy horror-themed paper. It isn't really that fun, and not just because of its age, as, in all honesty, it wasn't that enjoyable to begin with. Despite being quite the sleeper hit of its era, it's an action-adventure whose overstretched length, and aggravatingly labyrinthine structure won't be appreciated by everyone, especially modern gamers. If still curious to try Shadow Man out, do purchase Nightdive's version, though, as it is undoubtedly the definite one.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 23, 2021

Nightdive has released a good remaster far from being a perfect game. However, despite some shortcomings, it is still worth trying both those who missed projects like Soul Reaver, and those who have not even heard of them. If it catches on, it won't fall behind.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2021

He is back trailing evil from Liveside to Deadside. To stop an apocalypse. With new improvements and 3 new levels he is still efficient.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 17, 2022

Shadow Man Remastered today is a bit of an acquired taste. Some may not be able to make their way through such an intensely convoluted world with terrible threats. Others may relish this cryptic descent into the underworld. Regardless, Shadow Man Remastered is undeniably a very impressive remastering, no matter how one feels about the game.

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8 / 10
Jan 18, 2022

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.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2022

If you've played it before, you will already know if you want to play it again or not. But if you're new to Shadow Man, give it a go, as a visit to Deadside is one worth taking.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 20, 2022

Still, I'm happy that Night Dive didn't try to fix the game for a modern audience. This is game preservation as it should be-keep the wrinkles, warts, and missteps; add cut content wherever possible (as it informs the game's original intent); let strengths of the original games speak for themselves. 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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7.2 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2022

‎Shadow Man is an excellent remaster, a cult game that deserves its place, but that needs a special effort in its progression and to go over its old age to complete it.‎‎ Of course, once you filter that in your head, it is a real vice.‎

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6.6 / 10.0
Jan 25, 2022

Shadow Man Remastered is a tough game to pin down because it features a brilliant game world that remains as immersive as it is sinister but it's also full of old-school baggage which makes it difficult to wholeheartedly enjoy in contemporary times.

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86 / 100
Jan 26, 2022

I loved nearly every second of Shadow Man; its levels were fun to explore and the visuals looked quite stunning for a remaster! Despite the easy combat, backtracking and acceptable voice acting, Shadow Man was still a blast to go through! If you like old-school games that make you explore levels and find collectibles, this’ll for sure be something you’d really like!

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80 / 100
Jan 27, 2022

The most satisfying thing about this remaster is the charm of the original game is still present. This version of Shadow Man is the best of both worlds. This is an excellent marriage of old-time gaming with a fresh coat of technical polish. If you’ve never played this game before, you are in for a treat.

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8 / 10
Jan 31, 2022

Shadow Man: Remastered is a more polished version of a cult classic that is a treat for fans of the original and retro titles. The PlayStation 4 version is also redemption for the shortcomings of the PS1 version. Overall; it’s a reminder of the many underlooked titles that help define that era of video games.

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