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Zero 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 - Zero:Hour Windows The Emperor tank, China's big, powerful and upgradeable tank, on the offensive.
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Windows Searching for fellow commander somewhere in Egypt
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Windows New type of air strike for Zero Hour lets you control the point of fire by a heavy-caliber machine-gun
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Windows 2 GLA Combat Cycles patrolling, they don't see the 2 Pathfinders

Promo Images

Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Magazine Advertisement
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Screenshot
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Screenshot
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour" -- Alternate spelling
  • "Command & Conquer: Generals - Heure H" -- French title
  • "Command & Conquer: Generäle - Die Stunde Null" -- German title

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User Reviews

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)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Windows Oct 21, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Captain Windows Oct 09, 2003 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2003 89 out of 100 89 Windows Oct 09, 2003 89 out of 100 89
Gameguru Mania Windows Oct 28, 2003 88 out of 100 88
PC Action Windows Oct 23, 2003 88 out of 100 88 Windows Nov 03, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Game Watcher Windows Nov 13, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Zone Benelux Windows Dec, 2003 73 out of 100 73
Gamekult Windows Oct 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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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"


Although 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 version

In the German version all humans were changed to cyborgs.


The first expansion pack to come on 2 discs.

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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