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World War III: Black Gold (Windows)

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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 Tree of technologies
World War III: Black Gold Windows The game also comes with a full game editor so that new levels can be created and played
World War III: Black Gold Windows Main Menu (Demo)
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.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Gamer's Pulse Nov 06, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Dec 05, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Nov 08, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Zone Benelux Nov, 2001 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2001 77 out of 100 77
PC Gameplay (Benelux) 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
GameGenie 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxVideoPC.com May 26, 2006 6 out of 20 30

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Rantanplan (1711) added World War III: Black Gold (Windows) on Jun 07, 2002