DescriptionZero Hour is the expansion pack to Command & Conquer: Generals that follows the return of the GLA to the world stage. The game 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 and 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.
- "Command & Conquer: Generals - Heure H" -- French title
- "Command & Conquer: Generäle - Die Stunde Null" -- German title
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|The greatest game EVER!!!||Windows||tan_lu_lover (3)|
|Probably the worst "strategy" game ever.||Windows||Jester236 (39)|
|From my point of view this game is quite interesting, but there are MANY BUGS||Windows||Edgars Batnia (2)|
|GameSpy||Windows||Oct 21, 2003||90|
|Gamers.at||Windows||Oct 09, 2003||89 out of 100||89|
|Games4Mac||Macintosh||2005||87 out of 100||87|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Oct 30, 2003||87 out of 100||87|
|Joystick (French)||Windows||Nov, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|Game Watcher||Windows||Nov 13, 2003||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Gamekult||Windows||Oct 07, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)||Windows||Oct 08, 2003||70 out of 100||70|
|Armchair Empire, The||Windows||Nov 23, 2003||6.5 out of 10||65|
|AppleLinks.Com||Macintosh||May 23, 2005||60|
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Chinese trailerThe "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"
DevelopmentAlthough Command & Conquer: Generals was developed outside Westwood (it was made in EA Pacific), Zero Hour was conceived after all the staff from EA Pacific and Westwood moved into EALA. Hence the FMV using real actors and the short time development.
German versionIn the German version all humans were changed to cyborgs.
MediaThe first expansion pack to come on 2 discs.
References to the gameThe 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.
Related Web Sites
- Bill Brown - Music Composer (Listen to streaming and MP3 music tracks from this title at the composer's official site. )
- The Countdown Begins (An Apple Games article about the Mac version of Zero Hour (April, 2005).)