The President is Missing

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The President is Missing

DOS - 1988

Also released on: Amiga - Commodore 64

Alt name The President is Missing!
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States
Genre Adventure
Theme Detective / Mystery, Spy / Espionage
Publisher MicroProse Ltd.
Developer Cosmi Corporation
Dosbox support Supported on 0.61
4.5 / 5 - 12 votes

Download extras files
Misc available

Description of The President is Missing

Although not traditional IF in a sense that there is no text parser, President is Missing and its sequel Presumed Guilty embody what make great IF: involving story and inventive puzzles where logical deduction and attention to detail are key to success.

Both games cast you as official investigator: President is Missing puts you in charge of an investigation to rescue missing presidents from terrorists, while its successor is based on a more typical detective plot. Innovative on many levels, including real-time action, great details, and captivating storylines. Check out the "database" command for comprehensive on-line instructions and background story.

Note: In addition to the manual below, you also need the cassette tape that came with the game, since you must decipher the morse code at one point. You can download the cassette content in mp3 format in the "Extras" section below, and listen to it with any media player.

Review By HOTUD

Got the cassettes rip from this blog, which also has a quick review of the game.

Captures and Snapshots

Comments and reviews

admin 2015-04-03 1 point DOS version

Thanks @moonbug, I uploaded the mp3 here as a mirror.

moonbug 2014-12-11 2 points DOS version

The audio tracks can be found here:

That still leaves one problem: there's no real game ending, but rather you're supposed to mail your conclusions to the publisher (who no longer exists). With some luck, maybe there exists a document somewhere on the Internet that you can check and compare your answers with...

hannelius 2014-10-05 -1 point DOS version

the president is missing?
missing what?

Matrix 2014-07-10 1 point DOS version

No cassette tape content to download

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Game Extras and Resources

Some of these file may not be included in the game stores. For The President is Missing, we have the following files:

MiscCassette side 1 English version 16 MB (DOS) MiscCassette side 2 English version 18 MB (DOS)

Other Releases

The President is Missing was also released on the following systems:


Commodore 64

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