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Actual Armies. Actual Weapons. Actual Political Issues. World War III - Black Gold takes the player to the near future. The political crisis has been going on for months, leading to worldwide turmoil. A secret conference of the UN Central Geological Commission reveals that worldwide oil reserves have reached dangerously low levels: Oil...
Release Date: Oct 16, 2001
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“Political climate aside, this is a great game. It is well designed and features great replay ability.”
90 – Gamer's Pulse

“Black Gold's combination of intense real-time action, gorgeous graphics, and streamlined play make this one of the best real-time strategy games of 2001.”
85 – GameSpy

“It's an all-around great real-time strategy game that also happens to stand out from other games in the genre.”
84 – GameSpot

About the Game

Actual Armies. Actual Weapons. Actual Political Issues.

World War III - Black Gold takes the player to the near future. The political crisis has been going on for months, leading to worldwide turmoil. A secret conference of the UN Central Geological Commission reveals that worldwide oil reserves have reached dangerously low levels: Oil reserves will run out within 8-10 years. This proves too short for even the most highly industrialized countries to switch their economies to alternative energy sources. Soon, mass protests erupt all over the world, effectively shutting down the global economy. The Great Powers have declared WW III...

FEATURES:

  • 2 Game modes: for beginners and experts
  • 3 Campaigns on three sites: the US, Russia and Iraq in 30 epic missions of courage and honour
  • Fully 3D war terrain and units
  • Day/night cycles and variable weather conditions affect the game and your strategies
  • "Technology Tree" weapons research system
  • Tunnels, trenches and interconnected underground tunnel systems)
  • Ability to modify the 3D terrain (flattens terrain, create bulwarks or dig ditches)
  • Advanced electronic battle systems: communications tapping, photo stream capturing
  • Kamikaze and Stealth-units
  • Camouflage and Jamming systems
  • Defence systems: missile defence, decoys, anti-chemical filters
  • Anti-aircraft, anti-tank, mass destruction weapons
  • Challenging Multitplayer-Mode for up to 8 players over LAN & EarthNet

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Singlecore CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D with DirectX support and 64 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Singlecore CPU with 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D with DirectX support and 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard, Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
16 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
Old but Gold.
Posted: February 3rd, 2014
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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265 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
With all the "StarCraft" and "Age of Empires" wannabes clogging store shelves, it's rewarding to find a real-time strategy game that does its own thing and does it pretty well.It ain't particularly novel and it ain't particularly easy, but it is engrossing and refreshingly reliant on strategic thinking to see you through.Reality Pump have refined the genre to near perfection, and until we see some radical changes to the RTS formula you’ll be hard pressed to find a better title.A deep, hard strategy game that offers tons in the way of customization and length.
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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27 of 56 people (48%) found this review helpful
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1 review
30.6 hrs on record
I am a big fan of RTS - especially modern RTS... but this game really lacked a lot of polish. The mini-map is almost useless because you can't make anything out on it. It's hard to see your own units on the play-map because they are often the same color as the terrain. The controls are lacking too... CAN'T SHIFT-ORDER MULTIPLE COMMANDS! Finally, I can't stand how the American units have a foreign accent 1/2 the time. I am so totally unhappy with this game I want to delete it from my game list.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
good strategy game,its old so dont expect much from graphics,hit it when its on special offers.
score 6/10.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
10.4 hrs on record
This is one of the best RTS games I've ever played. It has a slower pace than Starcraft yet it's just as competitive. Most importantly for me I feel it's more forgiving that other RTS games and it has a very enjoyable learning curve.
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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