Based on a true story, discover the horror of the Canton insane asylum as you attempt to rescue your daughter. Experience the scariest game of 2014.
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Mostly Positive (98 reviews) - 73% of the 98 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (3,010 reviews) - 71% of the 3,010 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 10, 2016

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“The Scariest Game of 2014”

The Hat Man: Shadow Ward tells the real life story of the events that took place at the Canton State Insane Asylum fifty years ago, as reported by those who survived.

When you receive word from the asylum staff that your daughter has gone missing from the facility, you set out to solve the mystery of her disappearance. When you arrive, you’re thrust into a living nightmare.

All electricity and communication with the outside world has been cut off, and the asylum is being terrorized by supernatural beings, which we now refer to as The Hat Man and the Shadow people.

Armed only with a flashlight and the items you find along the way, it’s up to you to survive the terror and find your daughter.

The Hatman: Shadow Ward, is based off accounts from books, newspaper clippings , and internet sources. The Canton insane asylum environment is procedurally generated from a proprietary algorithm that guarantees a unique and unpredictable experience on every playthrough.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz - Low budget CPUs such as Celeron or Duron needs to be at about twice the CPU speed
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon X1000/GeForce 6 - Integrated graphics and low budget cards might not work.
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon X1000/GeForce 6 - Integrated graphics and low budget cards might not work.
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
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Mostly Positive (98 reviews)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Decent game.
Heart pumping.
Need patience, sense of hearing and direction.

Read the community guides before starting.
Have a set of headphones ready.
Pay attention to the sound effects.
Keep moving, need not turning back, its all the same maze.
Turn around for an alternate way the instant you hear the heart-beatings.
Lure the Hat Man to the stair to escape through the other stair or duct.
Pay attention and look far for the big hole or a dead end passage, if you see it, turn back quick, it will marks your demise most of times, till you get the bar to pry the wood on wall.

Keep playing without saving till you beat the two achievements, it only makes you more experienced.

Can be frustrating to repeatedly restart the game.

Makes me jump whenever I rotate to see the face of the Hat Man.



Played for the Trading Cards, Achievements and Budget price.

Could give it a try, the price is Right.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Spooky game. Make sure to play it with your headphones at 100% in the dark. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Didnt expect sush a cheep game to give me jump scares and it really gets you into the climate of it. 8/8 would recomend,
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
10/10 almost sht my pantsu
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Product received for free
so bad its good i got it as a gift so thanks BUDDY
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Lololol jumpscared the ♥♥♥♥ outta me
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Best game i've played
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Please for the love of god DO NOT BUY THIS GAME thankfully I got it in a bundle that madde it free along with two other games. The games voice acting is laughable and the overall quality of the game is bad the "shadowman" or floating preist as i call him is not scary and the shadow people are just floating black blobs of nothing. The premise of the game is to find your lost daughter in a mental hospital? And get her to the saftey of the real world but in reality it's just relentless running around listening for pages of her diary. Even after findiing them there is another five pages to find. The whole game gives off the "this game had no effort put into it and was made in ten minutes" vibe. Overall if you want this terrible terrible game go ahead no-one is stoping you but just know that is a bad waste of your 79p. personally I would rate a -10/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.
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EZLLE
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Hat man: Shadow Ward is love Hat man: Shadow Ward is life
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[NMJS] Fatasztikus
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
It's a piece of ♥♥♥♥ game!!! I don't what was the original concept of the game, but that's not working. I don't know what i have to do, i'm just runing circle around. When i'm reading a text in the background the female voice is reading an anotther one. And many more problems...OMG....
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Shirorin
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 23
The real horror in this game is the voice acting
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kierankent
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 23
good game
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Ehan
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
Product received for free
aIGHT GAME BIT ♥♥♥♥
COPY OF SLENDER
CAN'T COMPLAIN WAS GIVWN BY FRIEND
GG NO RE
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๖ۣۜ𝓒𝓪𝓻𝓻𝓸𝓽
6.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.
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Electric Panda
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 20
GOT THE 5 PAGES AND IT CRASHED. GR8 GAYME M8
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