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World War III: Black Gold (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

World War III: Black Gold Windows This screenshot shows that it is possible to change the point of view. A landing strip is being positioned. The mouse selects the location and the keyboard is used to rotate it
World War III: Black Gold Windows The start of the Iraqi tutorial. Their special ability is camouflage so one tank can sneak into a refinery  past all the US defences.
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 Briefing

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

The Press Says

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
Gamesmania Oct 20, 2001 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Dec 04, 2001 72 out of 100 72
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 05, 2001 13 out of 20 65
GameGenie 2001 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 (1713) added World War III: Black Gold (Windows) on Jun 07, 2002