Man of Medan Launch Trailer and Review Round-Up
Supermassive Games’ The Dark Pictures Man of Medan is launching today and Bandai Namco has released a brand new trailer to hype players up for the interactive drama horror game. You can check out the trailer above.
Man of Medan might be a horror game, but it could be a lot of fun to experience with friends since it allows you to play in multiplayer in different ways. In case you’re interested in the game but can’t quite decide whether or not you’d enjoy it, we’ve compiled reviews from some of the most popular media outlets to help you decide.
PC GAMER — 81/100
“It’s a fascinating way to experience a story together, where you can steer relationships and the action based on what you’ve observed and what you’ve shared, articulated by extremely punishing quicktime events.”
– James Davenport
IGN — 7/10
“If you can get through its slow beginning twice, playing through with a co-op partner is a blast as you both properly explore its many branching storylines.”
– Lucy O’Brien
GAMESPOT — 6/10
“As a show of the potential for the Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan is largely a success, but as a first episode, it leaves plenty to be desired.”
– James O’Connor
GAME INFORMER — 7/10
“Supermassive Games’ followup to Until Dawn will make you jump out of your seat, but lacks a fun story to follow.”
– Andrew Reiner
US GAMER — 3/5
“The two-player online Shared Story is the primary highlight here, allowing two players to simultaneously determine the course of the story.”
– Mike Williams
TRUSTED REVIEWS — 3.5/5
“The setting here didn’t do much for me if I’m perfectly honest, but the memorable characters, razor sharp pacing and well-placed scares make it excellent fun with a few friends by your side. “
– Jade King
PC WORLD — 3.5/5
“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.”
– Hayden Dingman
And there you have it! While it doesn’t have the most original story, it seems most of the reviewers agree that the game’s strength lies in how it tells that story and how players are able to enjoy multiple perspectives when playing with a friend.
The Dark Pictures Man of Medan launches today on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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