Contra is a freeware modification for Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour real-time strategy game. It's a big project started in 2004. It adds many new units as well as numerous new upgrades, new general's powers and buildings. It also adds new sounds, maps, bug fixes, enhanced graphics, and other effects, as well as three new generals. There are lots of people playing in multiplayer.
Apart from the AI pathfinding issues causing disgusting framedrops, this mod is very fun even in it's current state. Luckily, it seems like the developers are working to improve the game in a unique and interesting way, especially with how they integrated the ranking and the tech-tiers.
This mod really takes this game somewhere. Real technical fixes can be experienced easily as u play 08. Extended with care, which gives taste of a fine expansion. Still some issues with challenge mode, like never ending laser general challenge :) and i couldnt even start playing challenge because of bugs&crashes in some mods. i believe they ll fix it in the next version and this mod will remain the best of the best.
Ahhh Contra... Such an amazing mod. I am forced to give this an 8, because I'm a new member. I would definitely give this a 9.5 though. It adds many cool units and also adds 3 new generals. It makes each general awesome, giving each one a different personality and taste. I would certainly recommend this amazing mod.
There are a few kinks concerning AI left to work out so it can't get a 10. But the depth of the mod is brilliant. Each general now actually feels very unique and not just a weak vanilla faction. The new units are skinned wonderfully and everything talks which is very good. I actually quite like the Chinese speaking Chinese and the GLA speaking something Middle-eastern. All in all, a terrific mod and I have tried many Zero Hour mods and this certainly pips them all to the number 1 slot. Phenomenal.
I know i made a review without speaking my mind so here it is. Contra is simply one the best mods for Zero Hour i've ever seen. It has this new ranking system that means as you earn general points new technologies become avalable. The standard generals are here and 3 new ones. Algrin Ironhand focuses on using robots and mechs.(When you play as or against him it will feel like Terminator.)The next general is Huang Li Bao, a general who uses fire and thermite to blow up his opponents.(He's like a napalm general) Then we have the GLA assault general, i forget the mane but he faction is like a jack of all trades kind of feel. The other generals have been greatly enhanced with plenty of new toys. The models and skinning for this mod is top notch and id the voice acting as well. I found myself laughing at some of the units on what they say when you order them to do something. Each General has a 'Super Unit that is heavily armored(not always the case) and has massive firepower. However these units come at rank 5 and at the cost of fighting you will have to wait until that level is reached. Overall this mod brings some great visuals, sounds, and effects into the game. We are all waiting for 008 to come out and only time will tell. If you want more check out the 008 previews in the video section that describe the 3 factions and each general.