Developer EA Los Angeles
Publisher Electronic Arts
Platforms Windows, Mac OS
Release Date 23/09/2003 (US/UK, Win) | 26/09/2003 (DE, Win), 10/10/2003 (ES, Win) | 02/2005 (US, Mac) | 03/03/2005 (DE/AT/CH, Mac)
Current Version 1.04
What is Zero Hour?
Zero Hour is the official expansion pack for Command & Conquer: Generals. It is the first Command & Conquer game from the EA Los Angeles studio since the consolidation of Westwood Studios and EA Pacific.
Aside from new units and options for all armies, the existing factions now have subfactions in the form of specific generals. These generals have similar arsenals to their base factions, but with some aspects highlighted and some neglected (e.g. the American Air Force general has improved air units, but has no access to tanks).
There are 15 new missions (5 for each side), and are played in the following order: GLA, USA, China. Also added is the General’s Challenge mode, where the player chooses one general and fights against other generals, with the last being the Chinese Boss General who has a unique combination of arsenals of all three sides.
Official Feature List
- New Single Player Missions
Three new campaigns featuring 15 new single player missions to test your skills. Destroy the U.S. fleet in the Mediterranean, take out a splinter cell in Cairo, send in special operatives to capture weapons of mass destruction or infiltrate a U.S. intelligence building.
- New Generals Challenge Mode
All new Generals Challenge mode allows you to progressively take on 12 generals from across the globe, each with their own strengths, strategies and tactics.
- Real World Weather Conditions
Rain, snow, and other weather effects further immerse the player in combat With more visual enhancements, the most stunning 3D RTS game delivers an even more visceral experience.
- Check Out the Armies Involved
Command one of three unique armies inspired by real-world ideologies: the high-tech US force, the swarming Chinese war machine, or the resourceful Global Liberation Army.
- New Advanced Technologies
New hi-tech arsenal of weaponry—from the U.S. Specter Gunship to other next-generation military weapons designed with microwave, laser, and satellite technology.
- These Armies Need New Weapons
Utilize a massive arsenal of new units (e.g. GLA Combat Cycles), new structures (e.g., China Internet Center) and new upgrades (US Hell-fire Missiles, and Chemical Suits).
- Battle With Any Army Online
Battle online either cooperatively with a friend or go head-to-head in all-out global domination with a multitude of other players.
- Collect Bragging Rights Online with New Medals
Take your skills online, and with each enemy General you defeat. The new Combat School feature tracks your stats and provides post-mission analysis—study the feedback to improve your battle strategy.
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