Based on the award winning Red Orchestra: Ostfront, Darkest Hour: Europe ‘44-’45 is a free, online multiplayer, total-conversion mod that raises the bar for intensity, realism and emphasis on teamwork to crush your enemies and achieve victory.
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Mostly Positive (14 reviews) - 78% of the 14 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (599 reviews) - 91% of the 599 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 9, 2009

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July 15

DH FightNight "Appendix" on 29th ID erver

Haven't put the video from RO.PL FightNight after last Friday as usual, because there were not enough Fighters, but feeling lack of work well made I just did an "appendix" for FN, of course couldn't make quick extra event, so I joined the crowded server - 29th's - and this is what we captured for your joy ;)

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July 14

Seeking additional programming talent!

Darklight Games is currently looking to bring on an additional programmer to work on Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45! The successful applicant will work alongside experienced programmers and artists to develop new features and content in a highly collaborative remote environment!



We are accepting applications from anyone with demonstrable solo or collaborative game programming experience and an interest in realistic FPS gaming!

Experience with any of the following are a bonus:

* UnrealScript
* Python
* Django
* Git
* Jenkins CI
* Lex & Yacc

Don't wait, drop us a line at hello@darklightgames.com! Be sure to tell us about your strengths and game programming experience!

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D-Day Anniversary 2016 Update

To commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, we have added a total of five new official maps for Darkest Hour!

  • La Cambe (50+ players)
  • St-Clement (32+ players)
  • Dead Man’s Corner (8-16 players)
  • Vierville (16-32 players)
  • Foucarville (8-16 players)

For more details, head for the official website: http://www.darkesthourgame.com/

About This Game

Based on the award winning Red Orchestra: Ostfront, Darkest Hour: Europe ‘44-’45 is a free, online multiplayer, total-conversion mod that raises the bar for intensity, realism and emphasis on teamwork to crush your enemies and achieve victory.

Main Features

  • Fight alongside or against US, British and Canadian forces
  • Brave 27 authentic battles from the Normandy invasion to the frigid forests of the Ardennes
  • Pull the trigger on dozens of iconic weapons
  • Flinch as bullets whip and crack over your head with our greatly improved suppression system
  • Crew over 30 fearsome armored vehicles including late-war heavy hitters like the M18 Hellcat and King Tiger
  • Rip through tanks with an improved and highly detailed armor penetration model
  • Coordinate with your team to rain death from above with player-operated mortars
  • Clear a path with wire-cutters and trample obstacles under your treads
  • Deploy to the front lines with a completely redesigned spawning system
  • Conquer the enemy with team cohesion and authentic tactics

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum:

    OS: Windows XP/Vista
    Processor: 1.2 GHZ or Equivalent
    Memory: 1 GB RAM
    Graphics: 64 MB DX9 Compliant
    Hard Drive: 3 GB free hard drive space
    Sound: DX 8.1 Compatible Audio

    Recommended:

    OS: Windows XP/Vista
    Processor: 3.0 GHZ or Equivalent
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Graphics: 1024 MB DX9 Compliant
    Hard Drive: 5 GB free hard drive space
    Sound: Eax Compatible

    Minimum:

    OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    Processor: Intel Mac
    Graphics: Nvidia or ATI GPU (Intel GPUs unsupported)

    Minimum:

    OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    Processor: 1.2 GHZ or Equivalent
    Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Graphics: Nvidia, ATI, or Intel GPU with hardware-accelerated drivers
    Hard Drive: 3 GB free hard drive space

    Recommended:

    OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully updated
    Processor: 2.4 GHZ or Equivalent
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    Graphics: Nvidia, ATI, or Intel GPU with hardware-accelerated drivers
    Hard Drive: 5 GB free hard drive space
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (14 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (599 reviews)
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Davet
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I have more hours on this mod then the actual Red Orchestra
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Togami
( 305.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I play this game almost everyday (Under the name Harvey if you're wondering), I had written a review for it before but i am rewriting it since there is a newer version.

this game is utterly terrifying, the combat is fast and brutal, the detial is gorey and gritty (Reminds me personally of Fury and BOB), You have to work together and know how exactly to use your class to win let alone survive, To win you have to fight dirty; Kill or be killed and kill with discrimination (Fighting dirty does not mean spawn camping please do not do that)

I highly reccomend playing it at full volume if you're using headphones, the sounds are perfect, while some sounds for the weapons arent as Authentic as some claim, they all sound just like Real guns and opperate accordingly, The weapons are an absoulte joy to use, personally to me, There is nothing like emptying an M1a1 Thompson magazine on a Nazi from 7 feet away.

The Vehicles are absolutely Awesome, When you Fire up a tank you can practically smell the exhaust, They take alot of practice to get the hang of using, they certainly require some balls espically for the Allied tanks, but the Boom of the gun is satisfying and hearing a shell soar past you is intense

Lastly, the game is pretty active, ofcourse only 2 servers are occupied, but its not rare for the infantry server to be completely full, and for the Tank server its usually full on Sundays. the community is great too, nothing to be intimidated by, like with all games youll have the S'talker and the two players bickering about god knows what, if you ask a question about the class you're using you're likely to get a straight answer.

Anyways, thats all i got for a "New and Improved" Review, I hope i have convinced you to try out this mod, I unintentionally left out some detials on how the game itself functions but im sure the other reviews explain such things.
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OLHOXTON
( 40.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
*Start as german corporal
*See fellow germans charge up the field to the cap
*Charge with them
*See friends die
*Get shot in leg
*Get shot in hand, drop weapon
*Crawl to little shead
*See dead enemy sniper
*Pick up enemy sniper's sniper
*Take out luger
*Shoot 2 americans in a window in the building near the shead
*See enemy in other building across streat
*Get shot at
*Take out sniper
*Jump into doorway
*Try too shoot, need to reload
* Jump back
*Reload
*Peek out and shoot enemy
*Peek out again, get shot
*Die
10/10
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classycamaro
( 64.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
This mod has made Red Orcestra amazing. period. Not a more realistic shooter out I don't think....and fun...wow. Just remember to use move cover shoot....cover.....poke your head out too long...the vets gonna get cha.

The ONLY beef I have is there are cheats and if you're on one of the private servers, someone will pop you off if they want your type of tank or MG and you will suddenly find yourself on the other team as a rifleman, when you crewing a Tiger a second before.

For this reason alone, because its so unfair and frustrating, I give it a 7/10 instead of a perfect 10.
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D00M S0LDIER
( 81.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 9
The Poor mans Arma.
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jpt4538
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
Bots don't work in practice mode? Some fix LOL!
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Sethja8
( 258.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
great for the WWII realism enthusiast, while also just being a very enjoyable game once you get into it.

much more enjoyable than RO2 though much more outdated. it manages to keep competition with others even after all these years.
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Captain Inc
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
PTSD simulator
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PFC Mendonza [29th ID]
( 357.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
The game is old, runs in the RO1 Engine but it's smooth and beautiful if you pull it to high settings.

It has a big community (2 servers full if you come in the right hour), thanks to the 29th and the developers work to keep it alive.
Voice Commands and gun sounds are good and seem historically correct.
Plus is a free mod.

Things to improve:
More tanks and variety of them for the Allies Side.
The kar98 should be a one shoot.

Other than that It's a lovely mod and you should play it!

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newt
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Fun mod
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
258.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
great for the WWII realism enthusiast, while also just being a very enjoyable game once you get into it.

much more enjoyable than RO2 though much more outdated. it manages to keep competition with others even after all these years.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
*Start as german corporal
*See fellow germans charge up the field to the cap
*Charge with them
*See friends die
*Get shot in leg
*Get shot in hand, drop weapon
*Crawl to little shead
*See dead enemy sniper
*Pick up enemy sniper's sniper
*Take out luger
*Shoot 2 americans in a window in the building near the shead
*See enemy in other building across streat
*Get shot at
*Take out sniper
*Jump into doorway
*Try too shoot, need to reload
* Jump back
*Reload
*Peek out and shoot enemy
*Peek out again, get shot
*Die
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
81.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
The Poor mans Arma.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
357.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
The game is old, runs in the RO1 Engine but it's smooth and beautiful if you pull it to high settings.

It has a big community (2 servers full if you come in the right hour), thanks to the 29th and the developers work to keep it alive.
Voice Commands and gun sounds are good and seem historically correct.
Plus is a free mod.

Things to improve:
More tanks and variety of them for the Allies Side.
The kar98 should be a one shoot.

Other than that It's a lovely mod and you should play it!

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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,143.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Devs don't care about the majority of people and are getting rid of community custom content. Updates are just a bunch of useless package changes (deleting packages and breaking maps). Veterans are leaving the mod as well at an alarming rate.
Soon, this mod won't even resemble RO anymore with the changes the devs want to make to it. RIP Version 5.1, you will be missed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
106 of 110 people (96%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26, 2014
Don't ever run to the front of a machine gun. Ever.
Don't cross the road without looking at the sides. Ever.
Don't 360º non scope. Ever.
Don't try to be the hero. Ever.
Don't do anything stupid like you do in CoD, or real life. Ever.
Don't go to the toilet while playing. Ever.

If you do all these things, you increased the chances of not getting killed. By 1%
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83 of 102 people (81%) found this review helpful
65 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,573.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
I have not played it that much so far, but it seems OK.
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59 of 66 people (89%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2015
10/10 bots control tanks like my grandmother drives her grave
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40 of 40 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 4, 2015
There's no other feeling like crawling around in the tall grass as you slowly inch toward that Allied tank eighty yards in front of you carrying nothing more than a STG-44 and a Panzerschreck with only one AT rocket left, praying that you're not unlucky enough to be spotted by the tank commander surveying the surrounding landscape through his binoculars.

This game is filled with these moments, instances where it's kill or be killed and by God it's not going to be you who's dying today, so instead of running and gunning, you think before you act. A vital network of trenches has been overran and it's up to your company to take it back. You fix your bayonet and wait until the man operating the MG starts to lay down suppressing fire, then you're off, sprinting alongside the others on your team onto a field towards a trench wondering if you'll get picked off by a stray bullet; if you'll meet death today. By grace or luck, somehow you make it to the trench line, and when you begin to clear it out you stab a man in the chest when he manages to catch you by surprise, good thing you remembered to fix your bayonet. Now that the location is secure you prepare yourself for the inevitable counter-attack, while someone on the far side of the battle waits for the MG to begin firing as he fixes his bayonet...
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