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  • Summary: Hour of Victory allows you to play a key role in the pivotal and cinematic battles from the European and North African theaters of World War II, using the skills and gameplay style you choose. Sneak into enemy territory as a covert operative, storm the gates as a British Commando, or snipe from afar as an Army Ranger – each character's unique attributes will be needed for the fulfillment of the overall objective. Only with all these skills working closely together will you be able to say that you helped define the Hour of Victory. Three Unique POVs - Players can pick from a Covert Operative, specializing in stealth and sabotage; a British Commando specializing in the guns-blazing frontal assault; or an Army Ranger who specializes in sniping and demolitions. Full Use of Any Vehicle on the Battlefield - Use any of the vehicles you find on the battlefield to accomplish your mission. From Sherman Tanks to the Axis Tiger Tanks to the Kubelwagons, if you can see it, you can drive it in Hour of Victory. Cinematic Gameplay - Hour of Victory blends authentic details and realism of World War II with frenetic gameplay. From the JU-88 Bombers in the sky to the Panzers in the streets, Hour of Victory bombards you from all angles. [Midway] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 33
  2. Negative: 26 out of 33
  1. While the game tries hard to deliver solid single player storyline and multiplayer gameplay, it just does not cut the mustard when it comes developing a truly engaging and enjoyable experience.
  2. Not that the game does anything bad, it is as unoriginal as you can get in this land of competition.
  3. Technically unsound, with many glitches; some of them major. Playable characters with individualized skill sets is a cool concept. Multiplayer is, well, WWII multiplayer.
  4. Hour of Victory could have been an average game, even a good game if some time had been taken to make sure everything works.
  5. Given twice the time to work on this, nFusion Interactive could have delivered a solid Unreal-powered shooter, but everything from sound to AI seems to have been rushed for release.
  6. A sea of generic combat - you face an endless meat train of brain-dead A.I. schmucks that can't shoot straight and leave behind guns and ammo that mysteriously disappear at random. [Sept 2007, p.77]
  7. Hour of Victory has so many problems that it is mind boggling. I could write another two-hundred words about how badly this game was put together but what's the point? The bottom line is that everything about this game feels unfinished.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 15 out of 22
  1. Apr 11, 2013
    I really enjoy ww2 fps games and this was no exception. The graphics are competitive, gameplay is realistic, tactical exploitation is available, and there is much weapon diversity. Great game for all, especially if you enjoy Call of Duty or the like. Expand
  2. DanE.
    Mar 5, 2009
    1!? How pathetic. It always makes me laugh how people pretend they can distinguish between these FPS'. If it had "call of duty" on the front of the case, everybody would be banging on about how amazing it is when in reality take the sticker off and there the same. Bang, bang, your dead! Its not crap; there is nothing wrong with it. Its just more of the same, just as Halo is and just as Killzone is. (And its level are better designed than both of them actually) Expand
  3. FPSMaster
    Jul 9, 2007
    I understand the demo was pretty bad, and I understnad how quickly word gets spread across message boards about how bad a game is causing others to say the same without even playing a game, but what I don't understand is how this fun BUT average game is being rated many points lower than it should be. It feels like old school first person shooters, which I and many other veteran gamers like and still want to play. We may not want to pay $60 for them, but still. A cross between Call of Duty and Return to Castle Wolfenstein would be a perfect assessment of this game (wait till you get to the sewers and you'll see what I mean). The aiming is a little weird, the graphics leave something to be desired and the A.I. is not the smartest, but this is how every old school FPS played for a few years. You can look at that and say it is too old school and things have changed too much for a game like this to exist now, but I look at it like the cup is half full, not half empty. Once the controls are mastered (which takes a couple of levels of playing), this shoot 'em up turns into some fun just spraying everything like we used to in games like Wolfenstein and the first Medal of Honor when A.I. was nothing more than cannon fodder. The graphics are not the best, but there are some Unreal Engine 3 features that show up now and then like the blur in the distance and the water running down walls in the sewers that's eerily similar to that in the raining level of Gears, just not as pronounced and overdone. The sound is good, but the weapons don't sound much like the real thing and the weapon models are not accurate, I'll give you that. The A.I. will appear in front of you, but that's the point: It sometimes knows you're there when you are completely stealthy, so they're not always as dumb as everyone is making them out to be. This game gives you some fun, easy kills and mindless killing along with easy achievments until the next overly serious game comes out and gets you stuck at every checkpoint frustrating you making you trade it in in disgust anyway (like Dead Rising). I don't care what reviewers say anymore, mainly because when I look up to the right on the 360 front page here and see the top 20 games on 360, I laugh my ass off. I dislike most of them very much ( like GRAW), absolutely hate a few of them (like Dead Rising)) and the others I thought were just OK (like Gears). 9 out of 10 of those gams are being handed great reviews because of their name or past legacy (like Splinter Cell, GRAW and Oblivion), not because they're great and it seems most gamers now are of the casual market and buy into it every...single...time. I will not let someone tell me what is fun or what I should be playing anymore, and having done that I have had a few hours of old school, mindless, A.I.-less killing while the rest of you wait on another overhyped disappointment that you'll love because you're told to then hate it a week later once you see through it $60 later. Expand
  4. LukasM.
    Jul 9, 2007
    Have Xbox Live? Great. Just play the demo, and see how un-inspired it is
  5. Apr 20, 2014
    This game is about as great as shatting yourself. The only good thing about it is seeing just how bad it really is. The many glitches, bad A.I etc is simply laughable. It's like watching one of those real bad B rated films. Expand
  6. MikeD.
    Aug 7, 2007
    This game is more than poor. i give it a 1 only because it adds elements long lost in the new age of gaming, like 3 different characters in the same single-player campaign being able to do different things, while it's still mediocre in this it's a good idea. the rest is crap. poor single-player experience, poor online experience. nothing redeeming there. no matter how you adjust th controls, they just never feel comfortable and accessible. it's another bad WWII game. plain and simple. and, about the"demo" comment, vegas' demo looked like total crap but the gameplay was still excellent, which in turn, caused people to still buy it and give it an incredibly high score (89 on metacritic). while some people may find enjoyment in this game, most will just loathe it. the controls are what REALLY kill it for me though. the right stick is just never accessible enough, no matter what setting you put it on, and that's the most important part of shooters. Expand
  7. JamesY.
    Jun 29, 2007
    Possibly one of the worst games ever released for the Xbox 360, this is a broken travesty of a game. Given that there are so many decent WW2 combat games already out, it's a wonder how Midway failed to capitalize on the previous successes. I couldn't recommend this game for a rent, let alone a full retail purchase. Leave this stinker well alone. Expand

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