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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 Here multiple units are being selected, in this game the area covered is shown by pale circles.
World War III: Black Gold Windows When a big structure is destroyed it will take some of the nearby buildings with it
World War III: Black Gold Windows Each country has its campaigns and its tutorials
World War III: Black Gold Windows The game also comes with a full game editor so that new levels can be created and played

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GameSpot Nov 08, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Zone Benelux Nov, 2001 82 out of 100 82
PC Action Jan 10, 2002 80 out of 100 80
4Players.de Nov 02, 2001 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2001 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2001 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 27, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 18, 2001 6.8 out of 10 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2002 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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