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  • Summary: Prepare to unleash the absolute latest in modern weapons technology against the world?s most powerful Generals in Command & Conquer Generals Zero Hour. In the next era of military strategy and might, you?ll need to command a more technologically advanced arsenal to defeat new, more powerful enemies. The first expansion pack for the critically acclaimed Command & Conquer Generals challenges players to square off against the world?s most elite commanders for battlefield domination. Even the most experienced C&C Generals veteran must learn new strategies and tactics to take full advantage of -- and learn to defend against -- the next generation of the world?s most lethal weapons. With new units, structures, and upgrades, as well as the all-new Generals Challenge Mode, Zero Hour delivers all the firepower you?ll need in your quest to become the ultimate modern warfare General. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. It may not win over the reflex-challenged, bearded gamer types, but fans of the original "Generals" won't find a title better tuned and tweaked to their tastes. [Dec 2003, p.88]
  2. 90
    These factors combine to make a very rewarding and challenging strategy experience and create a great improvement to an already amazing strategy title.
  3. 90
    The campaign is usually enough addition for an expansion pack as it is. The extra work the team did on the Generals' Challenge mode is awesome.
  4. Given the little over a week that it took me to run through it all, I feel that this expansion pack is about average. It contains a few little tweaks that improve the game mechanics noticeably, though some of the more basic problems with C&C:G continue to shine through.
  5. It might seem spare when you consider it consists mainly of tweaks and minor additions, but it makes Command & Conquer: Generals play like a new and much better game.
  6. Even the friendly A.I. does a much better job of fighting and surviving. There are still some interface problems, but Command & Conquer is better than it's ever been.
  7. Pretty visuals and fun multiplay aren't enough, though, and ultimately Zero Hour is cut off at the knees by a surprisingly long list of problems...There's simply no excuse for this expansion's bug-riddled state. [Holiday 2003, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. PatR.
    Sep 16, 2003
    This game is totally rocking!!!! I saw all the new units in the videos, and the aircraft carrier. This is the new stuff I've been jonesing for!
  2. JamesB.
    Dec 2, 2007
    It is an excellent expansion to an excellent RTS. All the new units add unparalled depth to strategy.
  3. SteveE.
    Sep 22, 2003
    WOW! is this add-on is cool. Its really fat. EA seems to have learned from Generals and really polished this up. There is even a right click interface for us Warcraft 3 fans. Go out and get this. Expand
  4. NeilB.
    Jan 7, 2004
    Amazing absolutely amazing best command and conquer game eva !
  5. MattS.
    Aug 6, 2004
    I love the nucler war fare and cinas massive armies units rule.
  6. CraigW.
    Nov 3, 2003
    Yeah, i reckon its good, hey.
  7. M.Alex
    Jul 2, 2007
    Just like command and conquer, just without the fun (and movies, and kane). Monotonous.

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