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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 You have to capture these missiles before Dr. Anthrax launches them at your cities
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Windows First shot of the opening cine
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Windows Another shot of the cine
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Windows there's no limit to how many super weapons you can have.

Promo Images

Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour Screenshot
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!!! tan_lu_lover (3) unrated
Probably the worst "strategy" game ever. Jester236 (39) 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars
From my point of view this game is quite interesting, but there are MANY BUGS Edgars Batnia (2) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Oct 21, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Captain Oct 09, 2003 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Oct 29, 2003 88 out of 100 88
PC Action (Germany) Oct 23, 2003 88 out of 100 88
Gameguru Mania Oct 28, 2003 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot Sep 25, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Jeux Nov, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Joystick (French) Nov, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameWatcher / Strategy Informer Nov 13, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78 Sep 12, 2006 15 out of 20 75


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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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Corn Popper (68945) added Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero:Hour (Windows) on Sep 27, 2003
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