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Wall Street Raider

By Ronin Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Key Details of Wall Street Raider

  • Play Wall Street stock market/corporate financial simulation for learning experience
  • Last updated on 04/13/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 1 flag on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 25, 2009

Wall Street Raider provides a realistic simulation of the wheeling-dealing stock market lifestyle. Much like the real Wall Street, this game is incredibly complex and not for novices.

The program's interface was so confusingly dense that it practically gave us a headache with its multicolored, compartmentalized display. Unfortunately, we quickly discovered that Wall Street Raider is reserved for those with prior stock-trading knowledge, since the Help file was just as dense with text and jargon. From our limited understanding of Wall Street dealings, the program does an impressive job of recreating a trader's life, despite its horrible organization. We had the opportunity to buy and sell stocks, monitor the news for trade deals and governmental decisions, and plan hostile corporate takeovers. Our goal was to gain control of as many companies as possible through trades and dealing, though we had a hard time understanding the strategy behind it all. The program's amazing options were its best feature. From charts of your stocks to helping you choosing a cheap law firm or a pricey one when you're sued, the features were incredibly broad and realistic. Unfortunately, we were constantly overwhelmed by the incredible attention to detail needed to win, but we could easily see stock junkies loving the control and realism.

Wall Street Raider offers two years of simulated play during the trial. While it was overwhelming for newcomers, we think that those with Wall Street knowledge would love this program, and we recommend it.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.72

Version 8.7 new features include ability to manage the portfolios any of the 15 Exchange-Traded Funds, or ETFs, in the simulation, and earn incentive fees for superior performance; new global setting for asset growth rates for all companies you control; new ethical scenarios added; improved Buy Button functions.

General

Release July 13, 2020
Date Added April 13, 2020
Version 8.72

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 138,721
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Wall Street Raider - the ultimate in sophisticated financial simulations, a corporate takeover and stock market game and simulation, in which you strive to build your corporate empire by fair means or foul, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of the SEC, IRS, Justice Department, EPA, Congress, powerful unions and no end of ruthless competitors and dealing with difficult ethical choices - not to mention various man-made and natural economic and other disasters.

In this highly realistic simulation, 1 to 5 players (including the computer) compete to amass fortunes, investing in, or taking over and managing, any of up to 1590 companies in 70 industry groups. Once in control of a company, you'll use all the tricks of the trade of real Wall Street corporate raiders to expand your empire and net worth, including hostile takeovers, greenmail, LBOs, IPOs, junk bond financing, mergers, restructurings, dominating your industry, antitrust and other lawsuits to harass competitors, or dealing in put and call options and commodities. All in the quest for the Almighty Dollar (or Yen, Pound, Euro, or other currency you configure it for). All your investment research and financial wheeling and dealing occur against the backdrop of a nonstop 'live' stock ticker tape, scrolling financial news tape, and a constantly shifting economic and political environment in which all the companies and industries in Wall Street Raider must operate and try to cope. Speedy decision-making is of the essence, and sweaty palms are a certainty, as you try to cope and keep your company's earnings on an upward track -- or at least keep yourself out of Bankruptcy Court.