Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Good game, but a copy of the game for each PC is a bit much If you want to play on a home network.
  2. With its incredible graphics, fulfilling gameplay, and thought provoking features, World War III is bound to satisfy any RTS buff, and anyone just on the lookout for a good, solid title as well.
  3. A deep, hard strategy game that offers tons in the way of customization and length.
  4. 62
    I can think of a number of RTSs on the market right now...that would absolutely destroy this game in terms of gameplay and the idea that WW III: Black Gold could compete with them is ludicrous.
  5. Computer Gaming World
    50
    Absurdly archaic in how it rewards tank-rush techniques. The only path to victory often involves churning out a mass of units and then rushing. [Feb 2002, p.88]
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. N.H.
    Feb 11, 2002
    7
    Pro: Well balanced units, No major hang ups with interface. Con: Brain damaged AI and pathing. Archaic game engine (Its a square grid!)
  2. KunoK.
    Jan 9, 2002
    10
    The only game, where the gamers have balanced weapons and equipment.