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Shadow President

DOS - 1993

Alt name Shadow President: The Simulation of Presidential World Power
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1993)
France, Germany, United Kingdom (1996)
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Publisher D. C. True, Ltd., Empire Interactive Entertainment
Developer D. C. True, Ltd.
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
4.35 / 5 - 118 votes

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 -4 points

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.

joey 2021-01-14 8 points

bye bye norway

jono 2020-11-24 2 points

Surgical strikes crash the game!

I.M Meen 2020-02-01 0 point

It's been two years, can we try to make it work in the browser?

admin 2018-10-29 0 point

Can't launch the game in browser alas

DaSovietPotato 2018-10-26 3 points

Norway, NO WAY!

someone 2018-10-18 2 points

add the ability to play in browser please

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.

Norway 2018-07-29 3 points

Was nuked 0/10 would not get nuked again

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

Guy 2018-01-30 0 point

You CAN take over the entire planet. The devil is in the spending.

Vinesauce Joel 2017-12-04 22 points

it was a joke, lighten up Norway

Nigger 2017-11-12 -6 points

Fuck Norway.

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.

Full Review:

ScrimmyBingus 2016-04-21 32 points


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.

tester 2015-11-24 2 points

whenever I invade a country I always get impeached

brodan2001 2015-09-25 1 point

great game even today with upgraded graphics and slightly modernized inter-phase would buy it on steam.

ThatGuy 2015-08-01 2 points DOS version

1. Nuke Everyone.
2. That's it.

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 -48 points DOS version

This game contains ILLEGAL contents,and everyone except criminals would reject and report it.
I did.

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?

TheRooseLoose 2014-05-11 1 point DOS version

Guest right? Guessed wrong.

shit doesn't work 2014-02-06 -3 points DOS version

on mac

Hans 2013-09-15 3 points DOS version

Excellent game. Nuclear war has never been this much fun.

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.

Eric 2012-01-31 1 point DOS version

This is my favorite game of all time, the best of the best!

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