Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour

aka: Command & Conquer: Generals - Heure H, Command & Conquer: Generäle - Die Stunde Null
Moby ID: 10497
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Zero Hour is the expansion pack fo Command & Conquer: Generals that follows the return of the GLA to the world stage. It features:

  • 15 new missions in 3 campaigns (five for each side)
  • 9 new distinct generals (3 for each side) who fight alongside the core factions with their own specialties and units
  • the Generals Challenge mode where the player faces a new general in each mission and ends with the Chinese boss general Leang
  • new skirmish/multiplayer maps
  • a general rebalance

The campaign is presented by TV reporters (one for each campaign) in contrast to the short advisor briefings with satellite images from the base game.

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  • Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour - Alternate spelling
  • 終極動員令:將軍零時 - Traditional Chinese spelling

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Average score: 81% (based on 31 ratings)

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Average score: 4.0 out of 5 (based on 36 ratings with 3 reviews)

Probably the worst "strategy" game ever.

The Good
There was nothing other that the graphics that i liked. Everything else was horrible.

The Bad
First off, bugs. You will probably be able to play this game for about ten or fifteen minutes before it crashes. This is not just my computer because several people that i know have reported the same thing happening to them.
Secondly, you do not have to know the first thing about strategy to beat this game on its hardest level. Although it is labeled as an RTS game, it isn't one bit. There nothing strategical about this game. All you do is build units and rush, is very incredibly annoying.
Thirdly, the new missions stink. They are incredibly boring and very very short.
Fourthly, the sound is incredibly repetitive and you will probably find yourself muting it the first day that you buy it.

The Bottom Line
DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING THIS GAME. You will be incredibly disappointed. If you read my review of generals, just know I know that I was lying to myself.

Windows · by Jester236 (34) · 2003

From my point of view this game is quite interesting, but there are MANY BUGS

The Good
I like graphics.

The Bad
The first and the main thing: BUGS. The game crashes very often... the most stupid thing about bugs is that the error message sounds like this: "Sorry, a serious error occurred. Contact EA". And more: All you need to do is to build a lot of units and rush your enemies.

The Bottom Line
Nice units, good graphics, not very bad gameplay

Windows · by Edgars Batnia (1) · 2005

The greatest game EVER!!!

The Good
The graphics of this game are astounding. Truly genius. Philosophically speaking... the idea of this game is about the fight between the western world, the USA, versus the world of terrorists (Bin Laden etc.) - the eternal battle of "to be or not to be" (Shakespeare). Unfortunately, many people who play this game are unable to understand the idea behind it, how profound it really is (I'm talking about children). The controls are very simple - right hand with the mouse, that's all.

The Bad
Many people are cheating using self-made software! That's the only disadvantage.

The Bottom Line
I recommend this game to all the people who like great strategy games.

Windows · by tan_lu_lover (3) · 2005

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Trivia

Chinese trailer

The "China trailer" (Youtube), uses Chinese language:

  • Mainland China uses Simplified Chinese writing, while the trailer used Traditional Chinese writing (used in Taiwan)
  • The Chinese words that appeared just before "Nationalism" translates as "Communist Destructive Potential Cold War"
  • The Chinese words just before "Burning Desire" translates as "Communist Special Nuclear Forces"
  • The Chinese words just before "Strength in Numbers" and just before the end translates as "Communist Cold War World Positioning System"

German version

The German version of the game has the same level of censorship as the base game. No uncensored version of the expansion was officially released.

Media

Zero Hour is the only expansion pack in the series to come on 2 discs.

Online servers

The game's online servers (which were hosted on GameSpy) were intended to be closed on 30 June 2014, like for other Electronic Arts titles in the wake of GameSpy's total closure. However, they remained online as late as 16 July 2014, when the login function stopped working.

References to the game

The game was parodied in an episode of "Die Redaktion" (The Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 11/2007.

Information also contributed by Karthik KANE.

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Game added September 27, 2003. Last modified March 18, 2024.