Superman: Shadow of Apokolips

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Superman: Shadow of Apokolips
Superman-Shadow of Apokolips.jpg
Developer(s) Infogrames
Publisher(s) Atari
Platform(s) GameCube
Release date(s) NA March 25, 2003
EU May 20, 2003
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller
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The man of steel faces his greatest challenge yet in Superman: Shadow of Apokolips. Darkseid, the most evil being in the galaxy, has enlisted the aid of Lex Luthor in his quest to destroy Superman and take over the world. As Superman, you must stop Luthor's army of Inter-Bot robots and the fearsome Metallo, who is fresh out of Strykers Island Prison. Use all of Superman's powers through 14 enormous levels, featuring epic battles with legendary villains, including Livewire and Parasite. The fate of the planet lies in your hands. It is based on DC Comics' flagship character Superman and the television series Superman: The Animated Series.

Emulation Information


Superman: Shadow of Apokolips has a native 16:9 display option, but it requires enabling it in its internal options and setting Dolphin's Aspect Ratio graphics setting to "Auto". Using the widescreen hack with this title is not recommended.



The game crashes Dolphin, some older revisions (i.e. 4.0.2) may play the game. Corrected prior to 5.0-4607.


60 FPS

The following AR code will make the game run at 60FPS instead of 30.


04346AE4 00000001


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Superman: Shadow of Apokolips since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21555 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0-4607 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-6600K @ 4.5 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Plays fine through intro mission. Kolano
5.0-19870 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-2700K @ 3.5 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Direct3D 12. There is a graphical glitch where Superman has lines coming off his body and going to the edge of the screen. When using Direct3D 11, the graphical glitch does not happen. Interestingly, the same bug happened in the PS2 emulator PCSX2 when playing The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe using Direct3D 12 with v1.7.3102, and I fixed that by switching to OpenGL. The game's initial cutscenes are very slow, but updating to the latest version, 5.0-20814, fixed this. See for a reference video. I only tested the very start of the game. SpectraNocturne

Gameplay Videos