What you need to know
- Man of Medan is a horror game from Supermassive Games.
- The developer previously worked on Until Dawn for PlayStation 4.
- The game runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X and features multiplayer.
- You can purchase Man of Medan for $30 through the Microsoft Store.
Until Dawn is an incredibly popular PlayStation 4 exclusive that provided gamers with a new take on the horror genre. While the game was well-received, it didn't set the sales charts ablaze. This was due to the fact that it was exclusive and priced as a AAA experience. Since then, developer Supermassive Games has gone multiplatform, and has partnered with Bandai Namco to deliver a similar game called The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan.
The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of standalone, 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. You're tasked with exploring a ghost ship and uncovering the mystery behind it.
Today, Man of Medan launched on Xbox One for $30. It runs at 4K resolution on Xbox One X and looks absolutely stunning, especially after the day-one patch. Unfortunately, it's locked to 30 frames per second. Since it the game plays more like an interactive movie, it's not a deal-breaker.
In Windows Central's review, Samuel Tolbert wrote, "There's a reason I reference Until Dawn so much throughout this review: Man of Medan is essentially a sequel. It may not share a name but the structure is there. While this story is curiously restrained, it's macabre all the same and well worth a look for fans of narrative horror. I enjoyed my time at sea with this crew, and I'm interested in talking to the Curator again, wherever this anthology is headed."
Survive the night
From the makers of Until Dawn
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is a narrative-driven horror game from Supermassive Games. As five characters are drawn to a mysterious ship, who lives or dies is entirely up to you.
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