The reviews for The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan are in, will this be the start of something great in video game horror?
Man of Medan is the first game in Supermassive’s ambitious new horror anthology: The Dark Pictures. The series is intended to be a banner that includes several standalone games that each explores a popular horror trope.
Although smaller in size, Man of Medan builds on Supermassive’s learnings from PS4 exclusive Until Dawn. Like that game, Man of Medan tells a story from the perspectives of different protagonist. In this case, our heroes set sail to a WW2 wreckage hoping for an experience of a lifetime when things turn sour.
Man of Medan can be played solo, or with another player online. Since the game has five characters, it also supports couch co-op for up to five players, each controlling a different character.
We’ve rounded up the top reviews for you to read:
- The VG247 review – Fun hammy horror, despite the flaws
- Eurogamer – An undersized but accomplished naval horror story
- USgamer – 3/5
- IGN – 7
- Gamespot – 6
- GamesBeat – 88/100
- Xbox Achievements – 40%
- Heavy – 8
- Destructoid – 7
- CGMagazine – 5.5
- Press Start – 8
- COGconnected – 90/100
- Shacknews – 6
- Stevivor – 6.5
- RPG Site – 7
- TrustedReviews – 3.5/5
- Hobby Consolas [Spanish] – 84/100
- Gameblog [French] – 8
- Boomstick Gaming [Video] – 7.6
The Dark Pictures – Man of Medan launches Friday, August 30 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.