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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.

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 This is the Russian tutorial. Their speciality is using the Kamarov helicopter to deploy troops and capture buildings. Here troops can be seen abseiling down to capture an oil derrick
World War III: Black Gold Windows Main Menu (Demo)
World War III: Black Gold Windows The tutorials are linked. The single Russian tutorial cannot begin until after the second US tutorial. 
Note that different sides have different abilities, with the Russians it's chemical weapons

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Nov 06, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Dec 05, 2001 85 out of 100 85
PC Zone Benelux Nov, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Gamesmania.de Oct 20, 2001 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2001 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 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
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 05, 2001 13 out of 20 65
GameGenie 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxVideoPC.com May 26, 2006 6 out of 20 30

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Rantanplan (1686) added World War III: Black Gold (Windows) on Jun 07, 2002