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Based on the award-winning Steam favorite, Red Orchestra, Darkest Hour brings the classic RO multiplayer experience to the beaches of Normandy, Operation Market-Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and on into the Reich.
Release Date: Jun 9, 2009
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Based on the award-winning Steam favorite, Red Orchestra, Darkest Hour brings the classic RO multiplayer experience to the beaches of Normandy, Operation Market-Garden, the Battle of the Bulge and on into the Reich. Now you can play as American, British or Canadian troops, with a huge range of additional features:

  • More than 20 new infantry weapons, such as the ever-distinctive Garand, M1 Carbine, .30-cal, Bren, FG42, Thomson and the Enfield rifles
  • American Bazooka, British PIAT and German Panzerschreck to go tank-hunting with
  • New infantry features, including Airborne drops onto the battlefield, bullet suppression and supersonic cracks, plus a new radioman class for calling in artillery strikes
  • Dozens of new uniforms for all nations
  • Over a dozen new crewable vehicles including the King Tiger and JagdPanther for the Germans, countered with multiple types of Sherman in 75mm, 76mm and 17-pounder versions, plus the Cromwell, M10 Wolverine and Achilles
  • New armor features, including engine damage and fires, crew hits and tracks visibly breaking when hit
  • More transportation — Kubelwagen, Jeep and Opel truck

11 new maps, including:

  • Juno Beach — Canadians storming the beaches in classic D-Day action
  • Carentan — the US 101st Airborne assaults the town shortly after D-Day
  • Brecourt — 101st Airborne attempt to put a key German artillery battery out of commission behind the beaches
  • Vieux — vast sweeping armored combat as the British attempt to break out during Operation Goodwood in Normandy
  • Ginkel Heath — British paras drop into a hotly-contested LZ at the start of Operation Market-Garden
  • Wacht-am-Rhein — sweeping tank combat during the Battle of the Bulge, including the fearsome King Tiger
  • Stoumont — American infantry and armor try and hold back the SS PanzerGrenadiers in the streets of the Ardennes town
  • Bois Jacques — tenacious American defense against the combined German tank and infantry forces
  • Foy — the Germans' turn to defend against attacking American airborne troopers

So whether it is the Normandy campaign, jumping onto the dropzones around Arnhem or the bitter fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, new and old players alike will get a chance to see why RO remains a classic. Now with the opportunity to re-play those battles RO-style, courtesy of Darkest Hour: Europe 1944-45!

System Requirements

    Minimum: CPU: 1.2 GHZ or Equivalent, 512 MB RAM, Video Card: 64 MB DX9 Compliant, 2 GB free hard drive space, DX 8.1 Compatible Audio, Windows XP

    Recommended: CPU: 2.4 GHZ, Video Card: 128 MB DX9 Compliant with PS 2.0 support, Sound Card: Eax Compatible

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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
101 products in account
9 reviews
162.8 hrs on record
Good game for Strategy and Units.
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
16.0 hrs on record
Darkest hour is THE best realistic WWII game there is. Hands down. You have to have your ♥♥♥♥ together to be able to successful at the game. Only one downside to it though, There's only one server thats actually populated and its filled with ♥♥♥♥birds. Great game though.
Posted: January 9th, 2014
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
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187 reviews
5.5 hrs on record
Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 Is a great place to go if your looking for more classic Red Orchestra content!
Posted: January 22nd, 2014
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
76 products in account
18 reviews
82.8 hrs on record
Really good game. But what i dislike here is bad weapon animations.
About Real Panzer mod - it is the most realistic tank simulator.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
132 products in account
16 reviews
41.3 hrs on record
a small modding team made a game better than ro2, ironic
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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