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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
Not our finest hour
By Harry Slater 06 December 2012
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour | Publisher:
Gameloft | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Action, Multiplayer, Shooter | Players:
1 | Networking:
wireless (adhoc), wireless (network) | Version:
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is a game of oddities. On the one hand, chief antagonist Page bemoans the violence of the Western world. On the other, he cackles maniacally as he guns down soldiers, ordering his men to shoot them in the gut like pigs.
It wants to be mature, but with squadmates shouting joyous exclamations with every kill, and heads and other appendages flying off when you shoot them, it feels like the most immature game of imaginary playground gunfire you've ever engaged in.
But in spite of its pig-headed bravado and its ugly, child-like fascination with swear words and violence, there's still a lot here to enjoy. Just bear in mind that it makes Modern Warfare, its chief inspiration, look like Tolstoy.
Occasionally messy, often offensive, but sometimes brilliant, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is a blend of entertainment and frustration unlike anything else