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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 snipeHour 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 33
  2. Negative: 26 out of 33
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    60
    Tons of Nazis to shoot, but still mediocre. [Aug 2007, p.80]
  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. 35
    From looking at it you'd probably never guess it was an Unreal Engine game. It lacks any real distinguishing features, struggles to run smoothly in places, and, aside from a few nice special effects, never remotely approaches the expected visual impact.
  5. Overall, this is a hugely disappointing release from Midway who had seemed to be on an upward trend over the past few years. Hopefully Hour of Victory is the exception, as this should have been binned long before arriving exclusively on the Xbox 360.
  6. If the single-player campaign isn’t painful enough, Hour of Victory offers a multiplayer component so poorly constructed that just trying to shoot another person makes you feel as stupid and incompetent as the game’s AI. At the very most, Hour of Victory is deserving of Worst Game of the Year honors.
  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: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 15 out of 24
  1. Mar 31, 2018
    10
    I liked this fps shooter of your a old games lover i recommend u get this game
  2. DanE.
    Mar 5, 2009
    8
    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 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. Jan 29, 2013
    6
    This game is not that bad, if you like WWII first person shooters, have played all the big names, and are just looking for something to haveThis game is not that bad, if you like WWII first person shooters, have played all the big names, and are just looking for something to have some fun with, HOV will fill that roll. Right now it is sitting in a bargain bin near you and is worth the $4 price tag. Just don't go in expecting call of duty and you will have a good time with this one. Expand
  4. MikeD.
    Aug 7, 2007
    1
    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 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
  5. AlexM.
    Jul 6, 2007
    1
    More like ..."hours of agony"
  6. JamesY.
    Jun 29, 2007
    0
    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 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
  7. JohnDoe
    Feb 14, 2008
    0
    In my mind I made up so many insults to it...but really,it's just the worst game ever.Avoid,and may it be buried and forgotten.

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