The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

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The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, branching cinematic horror games featuring a multiplayer mode.
In Man of Medan, five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip that soon changes into something much more sinister...
Embark on a horrific journey aboard a ghost ship.
Experience your terrifying story with a friend online or go for safety in numbers with up to five players offline
All playable characters can live or die. The choices you make will decide their fate.
Who will you save?
Don't. Play. Alone.
Minimum Requirements
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD FX-8350
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7870
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 80 GB available space
Recommended Specifications
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64bit
Processor: Intel Core i5- 8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 80 GB available space
  • When played the way the developers intended, Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is a one-of-a-kind triumph, and a shared horror experience unlike anything ever produced. It’s extremely presumptuous to ask players to buy two copies to get the full effect, but I can’t deny that it’s absolutely worth the time and expense for those who do. Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is a true evolution of the interactive movie genre, and horror fans owe it to themselves to climb aboard.

  • Supermassive’s back in full swing. In spite of a predictable plot and setting, I eventually grew somewhat tired of, I loved every aspect of Man of Medan. It’s a killer debut to a series I’m now eagerly anticipating. It has the spooks, fun cast, and unforgiving consequences I grew to love in Until Dawn. Horror fans rejoice, as Man of Medan’s a phenomenal introduction to a promising new interactive anthology series.

  • While there are a few notable flaws, Man of Medan encapsulates the thrills and scares of the horror genre while offering numerous branching choices for the narrative. It's the perfect way to set the tone for the rest of The Dark Pictures Anthology series.

  • Quotation forthcoming.

  • For this first episode in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Supermassive Games has fulfilled its mission — to provide us with a game that effectively reproduces horror movie tropes. The quality of the graphics and sound is undeniable, even it sometimes looks more like an interactive film than a game, and it gives little freedom. It achieves its goals by effectively and intelligently managing to frighten us — it's just a shame that the QTEs sometimes make us angry.

  • Man of Medan tells a familiar story in a fascinating way, and even moreso with a partner.

  • A ghost ship, an unpredictable script and non-linear gameplay. This interactive horror will show you that fear can be an art.

  • Game World Navigator Magazine

    Despite completely original story, Man of Medan feels more like an Until Dawn expansion pack than game of its own. It also is noticeably shorter and less varied, although still fun to play. [Issue#240, p.32]

  • I want to say what type of game it is, but Man of Medan doesn’t fit into a particular genre. At its core, it’s a cinematic experience, but that doesn’t explain much. I could say that it’s a horror adventure game, and I would be a little bit closer to the truth. The alternative is that The Dark Pictures Anthology is part of a new genre, for which we don’t have a proper name yet, even if it’s not exactly the first one in the series. With that said, I can only recommend The Dark Pictures Anthology, despite the control problems. The way the games makes people feel when playing is worth it, even if you’re always talking with the characters, trying to keep them on a straight path through the levels. And the best part is that Man of Medan has so many choices that I can go back, and play something completely different.

  • Man of Medan is a strong start to The Dark Pictures series, and more ambitious than it may first seem on the surface - while a single-player run-through took us 5 hours, the game is about trying that story again in different ways. However, if you don’t like the idea of replaying a story-based game, then you may be left unsatisfied with just a single playthrough - as you certainly won’t have all the answers. Nevertheless, a fun and deeply scary game - and the multiplayer needs to be experienced.

  • Man of Medan is the first entry in what should be a series of horror games based on urban legends in the Dark Pictures Anthology. It combines all the classic elements from choice and consequence adventures and puts them into an uneasy environment, where nobody of the main characters is safe. It has flaws in the terms of camera and exploration features, but it can be a very solid beginning to something new in the horror gaming genre.

  • Man of Medan is a promising start to the Dark Pictures Anthology. I'd be happy to play more of these b-horror movie simulators, full of pretty people desperately trying to survive.

  • While predictably light on actual gameplay, Supermassive’s kick-off to their Dark Pictures Anthology is a welcome return to form that ticks all the right boxes for a scarily good time. Whether alone or with friends, raise the sails and weigh anchor aboard Man of Medan’s ghost ship if you dare.

  • The great horror atmosphere has created constant tension with me.

  • Man of Medan is a worthy follow-up to Until Dawn. It hits a lot of the same notes, and it's clear the developers understood the group appeal of watching-slash-playing a cheesy horror film with friends. There are still some weak points, but Man of Medan shows a willingness to learn from the previous game's mistakes and leaves us curious to see the next part of the anthology.

  • For the most part, it was a compelling experience. What made it even more interesting, was knowing that the plot behind the Man of Medan is inspired by a real ship that went missing sometime in the 1940's although a specific date is hard to pin down. It may not be a game for everyone, but for fans of Supermassive's previous work it is definitely worth a look.

  • Man of Medan doesn’t tell the most unique story, and indeed you’ll probably unravel it long before the characters do. It’s unique in the telling though, and often that’s what counts more.

  • It's not easy to keep everyone alive in Man of Medan, and you won't necessarily want to, especially in 2-player co-op.

  • A good candidate for the title of killer of the evening. For more, unfortunately, Urang Medan did not have enough traction.

  • The second playthrough is better than the first — by then you already know that the story is not scary at all, the dialogue is stale and characters are boring. But still, there is some fun to be had by choosing different options and trying to help the ones you failed to save before.

  • While Man of Medan isn’t the greatest game you’ll play this year, it does a good enough job of setting the Dark Pictures Anthology series out to sea. Unfortunately, the unevenly paced story, the out-of-tone voice lines, and the stiff animations make for a subpar experience that we will hopefully see improved in later iterations of the series.

  • But despite having the same solid mechanics as its big brother, Man of Medan starts the anthology off on a thoroughly “meh” note, thanks its unimpressive, poorly-constructed story.

  • Man of Medan is quickly overtaken by a very average writing quality and an abominable technical level synonymous with jerks and other constant freezes.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
$19.99 $13.50
Title: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
Genre: Adventure
Released: 29 August 2019
Developer: Supermassive Games
Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe
  • Remote Play Together
  • PvP
  • Remote Play on Phone
  • Remote Play on Tablet
  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Remote Play on TV
  • Online PvP
  • Shared/Split Screen PvP
  • Full controller support
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
Simplified Chinese
Portuguese - Brazil
Traditional Chinese
Spanish - Latin America
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