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World War III: Black Gold is a real-time strategy game with a futuristic theme. In the year 2015 the oil reserves are exhausted. Therefore, the USA, in the name of the United Nations, confiscated all oil sources in the world. The player must choose a side and lead it to victory in the global confrontation that followed.

With one of the three parties (USA, Russia or Iraq), the player can go through two campaigns, each having five missions. As in many other strategy games, the player can construct bases and other buildings. It is also possible to spent resources in research (weapons or technologies). The player has a choice between fifteen units types and thirteen kinds of buildings in the game. Every party has a specific skill: the Americans can overtake buildings, the Russians have chemical weapons, and the Iraqis are good in camouflage.

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World War III: Black Gold Windows Each country has its campaigns and its tutorials
World War III: Black Gold Windows At the end of a successful mission the player gets a 'Well Done' message and all the objectives are shown as completed. This screen is most useful in finding out why a mission failed
World War III: Black Gold Windows The Russians use their chemical weapons to subdue enemy troops then the Kamarov helicopter comes in and takes them over.
World War III: Black Gold Windows Tree of technologies

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Alternate Titles

  • "Третья мировая война. Чёрное золото" -- Russian spelling

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The best RTS since Battlezone KiLDoZR (5) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

4Players.de Nov 02, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania.de Oct 20, 2001 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 31, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 27, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
All Game Guide 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 18, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
JeuxVideoPC.com May 26, 2006 6 out of 20 30

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Rantanplan (1826) added World War III: Black Gold (Windows) on Jun 07, 2002