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Zero Hour Review

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Posted: 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Zero Hour is a team-based shooting game played in realistic Bangladesh locations. (Not to be confused with Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour, or Firewall Zero Hour that are different games). It focuses on realism in both scale and resources to create cooperative and competitive team challenges. Zero Hour adds many novel ideas that slow play, encourage thought and reward non-lethal approaches.

In multiplayer play involves taking on the other team and completing objectives. Defenders protect a bomb while attackers aim to defuse it and free hostages. In cooperative mode, you take on context-related objectives before calling for extraction. Each side has different abilities and equipment. Attackers have shields, weapons and the planning table. Terrorists have traps and gadgets in order to fortify their bases.

In the co-operative mode, you can complete missions with stealth as well as lethal force. This means you can arrest the enemies in the right scenarios. You will also need to collect evidence, such as dropped guns from the enemy. Playing co-operatively you also need to rescue hostages, arrest or neutralize specific suspects who can patrol, attack or decide to hide under beds, tables and inside closets. The enemy can also decide to take hostages as shields or even surrender if they are outnumbered.

This realism is added to with the use of the attacking team's planning table, complete with 3D miniature version of the location being played. You can use this to direct teammates, identify dangers, objectives and locations for placing traps and gadgets. When you start playing you need to manage limited resources over the game's 3 rounds.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 17/08/2020

Platforms: PC

Genres: Adventure, Shooting, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: @ZeroHour_2020

CommitmentCommitment

Players: You can play this with 10 players online. Zero Hour brings a very grounded co-operative, 5-versus-5, team vs team, close quarter combat experience to the game that focuses on two teams with each player having their own roles.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 18.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Not yet rated. In the game when you shoot enemies they are visibly injured with blood splashes and crumple to the ground when dead in a realistic fashion. In one mission you discover a large number of mutilated (some nude) corpses. The developer highlight's the game's "Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content". Hostages are used as human shields and can be killed. There is no dismemberment or hyper-realistic injury.

You can opt to Censor Extreme Gore, although the player can turn this back on without a password. You can also disable voice chat. Dad Mode Gaming offer an excellent video with more details.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Zero Hour Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@ZeroHour_2020) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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