Man of Medan

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The Dark Pictures Anthology:
Man of Medan
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan cover
Supermassive Games
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows August 30, 2019
Metacritic 75
OpenCritic 71
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Survival horror, Quick time events
Art styles Realistic
Themes Horror, Supernatural
Series The Dark Pictures Anthology
Man of Medan on HowLongToBeat
Man of Medan on IGDB
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Man of Medan on Wikipedia
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General information

Steam Community Discussions



A demo is available from Microsoft Store and Steam.


DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Curator's Cut

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ManOfMedan\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\NAMCOBANDAIGamesInc.ManofMedanGamePass_gdy2aq6ez762w\LocalCache\Local\ManOfMedan\Saved\Config\WinGDK\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/939850/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ManOfMedan\Saved\SaveGames\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\NAMCOBANDAIGamesInc.ManofMedanGamePass_gdy2aq6ez762w\SystemAppData\wgs\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/939850/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud


In-game Graphics settings. Not pictured: preset setting
In-game Graphics settings. Not pictured: preset setting

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Letterboxed to 21:9. Use the related Flawless Widescreen script as a workaround.
Pillarboxed.[1] Use the related Flawless Widescreen script as a workaround.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Scales with Texture Quality. Low (0x), Medium (2x), High (4x), Ultra (8x).[3]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Available in 4 presets: Off, Medium, High, Ultra.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Toggle available to Limit to 30 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode
Subtitle Background (High Contrast) and Subtitle Colors (Separate Character Color) available.
The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.


In-game Control Settings.
In-game Control Settings.
In-game Remapping Settings.
In-game Remapping Settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Separate Options for exploration and aiming.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Some buttons cannot be remapped.
Controller sensitivity
Option for Mouse Sensitivity does not affect controller sensitivity.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Can be selected in the options Menu to either show Xbox or DualShock input.
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Hotplugging doesn't work once in-game. Going back to the Main Menu seems to detect the controller again.
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


In-game Audio and Language Settings.
In-game Audio and Language Settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate sliders for Master, Music, Dialogue, SFX.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation, download.
Latin American Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Fixing video playback for Windows 7 and 10 users[edit]

Modifying the video files with a patcher
  1. Download Man of Medan Video Fix.
  2. Extract the fix to <path-to-game>.
  3. Run Apply_Patch.bat and wait while it finishes. When it's finished confirm with any button.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
5 Co-op, Hot seat
Playable through the "Movie Night" game mode with 2-5 players.
LAN play
Online play
2 Co-op

Local play mod[edit]

Shared Story Split-Screen.
See also: Nucleus-Coop on the Nucleus-Coop subreddit.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 DX12 is forced in MS Store version.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio Vorbis

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 80 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
AMD Radeon HD 7870
DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build:
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/939850/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (939850) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan 32:9 and 48:9 - last accessed on 2019-08-31
  2. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2019-08-30
    Tested at 2560x1080 custom resolution. The vertical FOV matched that of 1920x1080
  3. Verified by User:Fayaine on 2020-10-30
    based off sg.TextureQuality=4 setting in GameUserSettings.ini and the official UE4 documentation.