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Black Gold (Starbyte) (pc game)
3.5 out of 5 (2 votes)
  • The game begins
  • Checking out supplies
  • Buying goods
  • Another option screen
  • End of turn
  • Turn summary
  • Buying and selling
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  • An oil well extracting the black gold
  • Image extracted from gameplay video.
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Conquer the oil industry

Black Gold from Starbyte is an effective strategy game which tests your ability to manipulate things to your benefit. Another game with the same name and theme from Reline is though present in the market but this one is better for being a bit complicated. Your mission is to earn money as a successful oil magnate and have more fortunes and profits than any of your competitors which might be controlled by the PC. The game is an excellent simulation which involves solid economics and realism. The graphics or the presentation is however boring because you only have screens with spread sheet styles. The business decisions that you take will normally depend on the variations of the different parameters. The economic model with this game is fine but lacks random events which can really make it more interesting. The great plus here is that they have not gone too simple and easy with it and that's the only thing that can bind the interest of users of such games. The disappointing thing here is that it's only available in German language. So if you do not know German language and you want an element of humor in business games, then Big Business is another recommendation for great fun.