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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
    9
    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. 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 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
  3. Jan 19, 2014
    5
    This game was ok. I beat it. I only got it for 2 dollars so I couldn't pass it up. One thing is that the graphics and terrible in this game. But it's an old game so oh we'll. Expand
  4. Apr 23, 2012
    2
    This is the worst ww2 game ever made. I'd rather play Battle for the pacific. The gameplay is unfinished. The graphics look like late ps2 or Xbox 1 graphics, its a generic buggy mess. The controls are horrendous. Everything about Hour of Agony Is horrible. One of the worst game this generation. Worse then Rogue warrior. Please do not buy this hilarious excuse for a game. Expand
  5. Apr 20, 2014
    1
    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. Jun 26, 2011
    0
    Short Summary: Make them pay you to play it.

    Long version(rant): This game is horrible, cliche, and the multiple characters idea is horribly
    confusing. I still have yet to learn any valuable difference between them besides starting weapon. As you can see, most of the positive reviews are from either wannabe pros or people who always pick the opposite of the norm to be "nonconforming". This game has such a lack of a fanbase that it doesn't even have a wikia. One of its entries on the Gaming wiki is a footnote, and its article on wikipedia is mainly about the negative reviews. None of this helps the game be fun. Go buy Medal of Honor: Airborne or World at War if you want to relive 2007. Expand

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