DOS - 1993
Description of Shadow President
Shadow President allows you to become the president of the USA, starting June 1, 1990, in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Eastern European countries are getting independent, and Saddam Hussein is not the number 1 enemy of the US.
The game is very well documented, every country is presented with very good data and you can get a pretty accurate state of geopolitics of 1990. Shadow President is a captivating game if you manage to get into it. You have to put lots of efforts to make your strategies work. This can get quite frustrating, and that's the main weakness of the game: it's such a precise simulation it can get pretty annoying to play. A great game for geopolitics nerds!
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Comments and reviews
Joe Biden 2021-10-08 0 point
I like pretending I'm a president. I don't even have to cheat to win and no one boos me at ballgames.
NOBODY 2021-02-06 2 points
Great game, but found a glitch, the same as someone before posted, when I go for a surgical strike, the animation crashes the game and smears the blue from the sky down the screen, tried a few graphical settings, one crashes dosbox entirely. Don't know the cause, tried the "legit" version and the "cracked" version, same result. Help would be greatly appreciated, please and thank you.
The Pardoner 2018-08-02 4 points
Oh and I forgot to mention, my press secretary lady resigned, my secretary of something or another died, and my secretary of defense left. All in all pretty accurate to what would happen if I was president.
The Pardoner 2018-08-02 3 points
Oh goodness this game is too good. Started first game by sending the entire US's nuclear arsenal to Poland, and then lost 190,000 troops to them. After that I demanded their surrender. Got assassinated after losing a war with Greenland. Oh and I tried to assassinate the USSR's leader and failed.
Soviet Soldier 2018-06-17 0 point
my presidency saw me nuke the Soviet Union on the first day of my run, quickly followed by mass radation clouds and full on war, only in this can you see France ally the Soviet Union to gang up on you as the US. over all rating 17/10
PJ 2016-09-26 0 point
I used to have this. Where's the fun if you can't successfully invade the world though?
Reyce 2016-08-01 0 point
My time as president was relatively pleasant and I would probably label my career as a resounding success story, shoeing how the world can unite in times of need. Though this type of game has been surpassed by more detailed titles there is some charm to be found in the high level scale on display. I just hope you like some hideous menu displays.
V. Oxley 2016-03-09 2 points
I had this problem where whenever I tried to preform a surgical strick the game would run a garbled version of the animation and then freeze. So if this happens to you just turn animations off in the options. Very good game. Very good in that it's the kind of game your get stories from. My friends who're put off by the gameplay which they could get into because they are facsinated by what plays out. I find it interesting that you or another nation cannot actually start a tradional nuclear holocaust. What happens is a brief nuclear exchange, followed by the intiator (best to not even retaliate, honestly) being deposed, assassinated, or devestated by the international community. So at least in Shadow President the world survives WW3. And only in SP will you get China, Japan, and weirdly: France (France has a surpising nuclear trigger finger in all my games) ganging up on the Soviet Union.
brodan2001 2015-09-25 1 point
great game even today with upgraded graphics and slightly modernized inter-phase would buy it on steam.
larkin1843 2015-07-12 -2 points DOS version
every time i try to play shadow.exe, it always says its not compatible with windows :(
YASD 2015-06-21 -44 points DOS version
This game contains ILLEGAL contents,and everyone except criminals would reject and report it.
admin 2015-02-09 0 point DOS version
Added a presintalled and cracked version of the game, run it instantly!
Kuurus 2014-08-14 -5 points DOS version
Can't get it to work on Win 7. :'( Forgot about this game until earlier today and decided to hunt it down...anyone know how I can get it to work?
Peter 2013-08-09 0 point DOS version
I played this game for a long long time. It took me roughly 76 years to take over the entire planet.
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