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Oil Rush is a naval strategy game that takes place in a world where nuclear war has melted the ice caps, changing the face of the planet forever. Oil Rush offers unique gameplay, avoiding micromanagement of every single unit, while still providing full control over all important aspects of strategy and economy.
Release Date: Jan 25, 2012
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Includes 3 items: Oil Rush, Oil Rush Tower Defense Map Pack, Oil Rush OST

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“Oil Rush isn't just a joy to behold in action, but manages to make an old genre feel fresh while looking the part.”
80/100 – Destructoid

About the Game

Oil Rush is a naval strategy game that takes place in a world where nuclear war has melted the ice caps, changing the face of the planet forever. Oil Rush offers unique gameplay, avoiding micromanagement of every single unit, while still providing full control over all important aspects of strategy and economy.

Capture, upgrade, and defend floating production platforms and oil rigs. Discover new technologies and send squads of naval and air units into the battle!

Key Features:

  • State-of-the-art visuals powered by UNIGINE engine
  • Dynamic and fun gameplay – furious enemies, massive battles, rampant attacks!
  • 16 missions of single-player campaign, from the half-flooded jungles to northern seas
  • 15 maps for multiplayer battles, each with multiple winning strategies
  • Multiplayer over LAN and Internet

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9600 256 MB or Intel HD 4000
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz dual-core (Intel)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 512 MB
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 (stable functioning is not guaranteed on Mac OS X 10.9)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Intel)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9600 256 MB or Intel HD 4000
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 (stable functioning is not guaranteed on Mac OS X 10.9)
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz dual-core (Intel)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GT 650M 1 GB
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux 2.6 or higher
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 9600 256 MB
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Proprietary AMD or NVIDIA video drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux 2.6 or higher
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 460 512 MB
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection, proprietary AMD or NVIDIA video drivers
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
107 products in account
11 reviews
7.0 hrs on record
It seems (from other reviews - either "recommended" or "not-recommended") that players really don't get the concept of the game. Let me get this clear.

If you happen to know the game called "State of war" you just know how "Oil rush" would be played. Sort of...

What is the difference between this and other RTS?

You don't build anything, you capture the pre-set buildings on the map. Enemy does the same. Buldings can be recaptured infinitely.
Every building (factory) you have under control produces specific unit (for that factory) once at the given time (ie. 1 scout unit every 10 seconds). More factories of the same type = higher maximum limit of specific unit + making of the unit on more places -> faster.
Factories can be defended by turrets.
Turrets are made from oil.
You get oil from oil wells which you have to capture just like factory. Oil well can be recaptured too and cannot be defended by turrets.

So far it looks almost like State of war. Here come the changes:

You can't control every single unit. You can control only groups of units - be it the same type of unit or multiple unit types. Group like this can be sent ONLY to platform (factory, oil well, ...) of yours/of your enemy/neutral one. You cannot move units around the map the way you are used to from "normal" RTS.
If sent on your platform: Units circle around and defend the platform. You prepare attack/invasion this way -> get more units on one place before launching attack.
If sent on enemy platform: Units try to kill enemy (units and turrets) and then start to recapture platform.
If sent on neutral: just like enemy (neutral units may be present that defend the platform)

There are some upgrades and special abilities and so on...

This is not ordinary RTS and many "players" don't get it. This game really reminds me of State od war which is probably totally forgotten these days. But it was just like this - something new.

I still have to go through the whole game and try multiplayer (and get PWNED), but I would recommend this game. You have to be prepared for it though. It is fast-paced, challenging, doesn't give you any rest when you play it.

And just like with other reviews from me - guess what? :-) It runs on Linux without any single problem.
Posted: June 17th, 2014
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21 of 37 people (57%) found this review helpful
281 products in account
4 reviews
4.9 hrs on record
Making a strategy game with laggy cursor should be punishable by law.
Posted: June 8th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
41 products in account
4 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
Pretty decent game overall. I'd recommend it--if it were on sale or the Humble Bundle.
Posted: May 28th, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
27 products in account
8 reviews
23.0 hrs on record
Oil Rush is the future of Battleship.
The player commands a small collection of units and takes over enemy bases.
I think I made that a little too vague, but it's a decent description.
The story mode of the game is full of surprises... I struggled when I first played it; you'll have plenty to keep you busy.
The mode that is not story mode isn't FULL of surprises, but you might panic on occasion.
The game itself isn't a mind boggler, but it's original and fun in its own way.
Posted: April 13th, 2014
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
860 products in account
111 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
Oil Rush isn't really a RTS, but one of those send troops to capture points kind of games like Galcon Fusion and Eufloria. Because of the graphics you will think it's a real RTS from the screenshots. It feels a bit like a trick. If you compare it to similar games like Galcon Fusion and Eufloria it isn't great either. Capture points have a rather small unit cap that doesn't fit the type of game. You are better of playing one of the similar games.
Posted: May 9th, 2014
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