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The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Release date: August 30, 2019
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Playing The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

Follow these walkthrough tips to get the best gaming experience with minimum irritation from the new horror game developed by Supermassive Games
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Man of Medan is the first independent horror story from the cycle called The Dark Pictures Anthology. Unlike Until Dawn, this game by Supermassive Games will be released on several platforms so many players will have a new experience.

In this guide, we’ll tell you how to approach Man of Medan to get maximum pleasure from the game process without spoiling your impression from the game.

Invite your friends to play

The cooperative mode in Until Dawn was the initiative of the players (there was no multiplayer support in the horror game), while Man of Medan offers two multiplayer modes – Movie Night and Shared Story.

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Choosing your character in Movie Night mode

Movie Night offers local experience for a company of two to five people. Each player is responsible for his hero and passes the gamepad to a neighbor when switching to another hero.

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Shared Story interface

Shared story is designed for two players and involves network interaction – users simultaneously control different characters and can be in different scenes.

Stay alert

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Despite the cinematographic nature of the game, we strongly advise against relaxing during the walkthrough. Death comes unexpectedly – sometimes, during interactive cutscenes.

Being a horror game, Man of Medan often tries to scare the player. In addition to the dark atmosphere of the ghost ship, the game likes to throw momentary ‘’surprises’’ at the player (a loud sound or a fast appearance of something).

Examine your environment

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Man of Medan is rather linear in terms of gameplay, but gamers have certain scope for research. The game world is full of notes and interesting things which will help you better understand what is going on.

Pictures in some locations serve as hints (the analogue of totems from until Dawn). Local art allows you to glimpse into the future for a second and see what awaits the heroes.

Deal with consequences

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Man of Medan boasts an extremely fast save system. If you fail a key QTE segment, consequences of this failure will await you after reloading the game in 9 out of 10 situations.

In order not to spoil your pleasure from dealing with branches of the local plot, just put up with what you have done – you’ll see a catchy scene and/or get a thrill.

For perfectionists, the game offers repeat walkthroughs and scene selection. It becomes available once you have reached the final credits for the first time and allows you to restart any of almost 30 episodes.

Customize the game

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If you wish, you can customize certain gameplay aspects of Man of Medan. Bad reaction? Turn off the timer in key scenes. Don’t like hitting the buttons during QTE? Change input type to long press.

The game also allows you to colorize subtitles and set the background to facilitate reading/listening to what a certain character has to say. You cannot set the font size, but the above-mentioned functions mark progress in comparison with Until Dawn.

Man of Medan will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on August 30, 2019. We hope that our guide will allow you to get even more pleasure from the game!


Robert Summers