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Manual Samuel

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Manual Samuel is a classic adventure game with a wild twist. After making a deal with Death, our hero, the spoiled rich-kid Samuel, must survive for 24 hours controlling his entire body manually. From breathing and blinking to driving and working, all these tasks will fall to you. It won’t be easy, with Death himself tagging along for the ride, you might be in some very deep feces!


  • A hilarious story of love, redemption and death with secrets to uncover along the way.

  • Unique, hand-drawn 2D art and animation bring the world of Manual Samuel to life.

  • Play solo or share control of Sam’s body with a friend for local co-op fun.

  • Master the brutal time-attack mode.

  • Scintillating soundtrack by Sondre Jensen and Ozan Drøsdal.

  • Over 600 lines of dialogue expertly executed by eloquent voice actors.
Release date
Curve Digital
Perfectly Paranormal
Curve Digital
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu Linux 16.04
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 @3.20 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

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System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX 10.10 Yosemite or above
  • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 9400M or equivalent
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows /7/8/8.1/10 both x86 and x64
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500 or equivalent
  • Storage: 3 GB available space
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Manual Samuel reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Scraply programmed with Unity. Full Screen does not go, XBox controller is not detected, without Controllers virtually unplayable, buttons partially do not react, Keyboard Layout is not shown. I tried it despite all the Problems, a Real waste Of Time.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Here's my first Review for a Game and it goes with a Thumbs down Lot. The Reason the Game greets you with a Text games most possessed with Controller, well my Speedlink Controller is not recognized and on the Keyboard I then hang on the first Chapter because of turning around Tightly, have pressed all the buttons what the Keyboard has, nothing happens and that the Game This means we don't need a control setting in the Options is more than a shame Because of it thumbs down
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Microsoft from Deutsch
In itself, Manual Samuel is a perfect Co-op experience for a fun Evening on the Couch. The fantastic Setting and the charming Look paired with the Gameplay, which makes every Movement of the Character a trifling Task, you can let yourself be entertained for a few Hours. Unfortunately, the Boss fight is unbelievably hard at the End, which I Think should be done in advance. Because when you've finally defeated the final Opponent and taken almost as long to do it as for the entire Game before, a somewhat vein Aftertaste is left behind that Manual Samuel wouldn't actually need. You can find my full Test here: https://videospielkombinat.de/manual-samuel-mit-dem-tod-im-bunde-ums-leben-kaempfen
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Manual Samuel offers a funny Story. The Options menu already states that a Controller is recommended and it must be really easier to get through the Game (with some Keyboards this is even impossible to avoid, as there may be problems-more on that below). Since the Keyboard control Is not good, it can be really frustrating to memorize or retrieve the changing Actions for the new Sections as quickly as possible. Especially with the Boss Fights, you are unfortunately stuck for some Time. The Story itself offers nothing really new, but skillfully entertains. The Depiction of Death is quite comical at first Glance, but the gangstapper Cliché Becomes desolate to annoying in the Long run. The other Figures fit fittingly into Manual Samuel's Plot and Humour, but otherwise remain pale. Unfortunately, I couldn't finish the Game because in the last Bossfight more than three Buttons of the Keyboard are needed and my Keyboard doesn't recognize this. Now I can either buy another Keyboard or buy a Controller that I have never needed until now for PC Games and actually don't want to buy extra. So the Price of the Game, which in my Case would require an additional Purchase, is put into perspective. So Check beforehand if this Problem can occur with your Keyboard!
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