Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour

Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour
Platforms: PC, Mac
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts Los Angeles
Genres: Strategy / Real-Time Strategy
Release Date: September 22, 2003
Game Modes: Singleplayer / Multiplayer

Command & Conquer: Zero Hour isn’t one of those “hit you over the head with an all new playable side” types of expansion packs. Instead, it’s a “fold in a bunch of new stuff in with all the old stuff” expansion. You’ll boot it up and see pretty much the same game you’ve been playing all along. But as you play, you’ll constantly stumble over things that make you say to yourself, “oh, that’s new!”

snap92_1In Zero Hour, each side is now comprised of three sub-sides. For instance, the USA isn’t just the USA anymore. It is now General Alexander, General Towne, and General Granger, each one providing a set of unique units, structures, upgrades, and general powers built around a particular theme. You have toxin generals, stealth generals, and superpower generals. Granger, for example, is the air force general. He gets cheaper aircraft with innate countermeasures, sturdier fighters, stealth helicopters, and combat Chinook helicopters.

There are also broad changes that apply to each side no matter which general you’ve chosen. These tend to exaggerate advantages even more. Now the USA is more versatile, the GLA is sneakier, and China can potentially hit even harder. The USA has a new cloaked scout tank, a powerful artillery gun stocked with infantry, and toxin suits to help infantry withstand the GLA’s biological and chemical attacks. New USA powers include the Spectre Gunship, a C-130 that circles an area and pummels it with heavy gunfire, and a propaganda strike that immobilizes an enemy army while it ponders its alternatives.

The GLA gets combat motorcycles that can cross any land terrain, and a saboteur who can shut down the other player’s special powers by sneaking into his command center. It can improve worker productivity (and shut up their whining) by finally giving them shoes. One of the GLA’s new powers is a potentially devastating ambush that lets them drop a tunnel entrance anywhere on the map, allowing their units to mount attacks where they’re least expected. The GLA also has the power to construct cheap fake buildings that can serve as decoy bases. These buildings can either be detonated as booby traps when they’re attacked or upgraded to the real thing if a back-up base is suddenly necessary.

snap9_1China can now protect her valuable hackers by building an Internet center to house them; no more crippling the Chinese economy when a single soldier stumbles across her hackers crouched over their laptops in some remote field. The new Helix helicopter is the equivalent of an airborne Overlord; it is a powerful fighting unit that can mount upgrades and transport other units. It’s hard to imagine a more fearsome sight in Zero Hour than an oncoming group of Helix helicopters toting Overlord tanks.

Some of the AI limitations have been dealt with as well. Even better is the way it seems to react to defenses. Instead of sending a steady stream of units into the teeth of a line of turrets, the AI appears to try a variety of approaches until it finds an undefended area. At its core, however, the game fares better as a frantic multiplayer oriented experience.

System Requirements: PIII 800 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 1.8 GB HDD, WinXP

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  1. Eiji Achondo says:

    Please give clear instructions on how to install c&c generals zero hour

  2. YASSER says:

    link is down>>>>>please ubdate

  3. SpeakM says:

    Put another link pls

  4. It will get removed anyway.

    Install uTorrent and press the green button to download.

  5. SpeakM says:

    Yeah but.. The thing is that i can’t intall uTorrent. I’m downloanding it and when i want to install it doesn’t work ;\

  6. SpeakM says:

    Thx anyway…

  7. hrb says:

    it works
    it is easy just use daemons tools
    not sure about zero hour i’m just playing c&c generals

  8. fear says:

    cant even play. i did the right step but still cant play even the general zero

  9. GN says:

    Hi, Could you please describe how to copy the crack files?

  10. copy them into the folder where the game is now installed and replace the old files there with the same name there

  11. thank you for the games pal, makes me remmember my junior highschool day, what a memories, keep up the good work pal, regards from Indonesia

  12. sara says:

    having trouble in installing, hellp

  13. MyX says:

    What’s the problem?

  14. sara says:

    some warning said datgen.exe cant be found or else kind of

  15. MyX says:

    Look for a crack in the game installation folder and copy the file from the crack folder in the game’s files folder.
    Or you could read the Half-Life 2’s comments in this site to find out what to do if this doesn’t work.Also, OldPCGaming’s article named “Tips on running games” should be checked out for more useful info.It can be find in the right side of the site,where it’d written:”Can’t run a game?Read this first!”.

    That’s the best i can do to help you.
    Good luck!

    P.S:The HL2 comments are,mostly,about the problems that might occur when installing a game,including some problems similar to yours.

  16. Munarchy says:

    Do i need to have the generals game first? Idk how to install after extracting the files of (RAR) compressed file contact me on email or on my discord Munarchy#9592

  17. Munarchy says:

    How Do i install the game? I cant find installer after extracting the file contact me on discord (Munarchy#9592)

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