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.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (24 reviews) - 91% of the 24 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (592 reviews) - 91% of the 592 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 9, 2009

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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:
Very Positive (24 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (592 reviews)
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newt
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Fun mod
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Sgt. M. Petersen [3rd MAR]
( 1,133.9 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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Karma
( 310.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Honestly it's a very good game. If you will mix Call of Duty, ARMA and Batllefield you will get Darkest Hour. Some people say it's a dead game. It's not true at all. At evening you can find full server. Community is nice (mostly).
Gameplay is unique. It can be hard game to novice but if you will play few hours you will understand most of game mechanics. Graphics is nice. You can play this game on toaster so dont worry. Most of revievs are positive and with a good reason. I checked negative revievs - few or them are like "I dont like this game" and thats it or "German and Allied uniforms are too similar and that kinda stuff - it's true but in real life their uniforms were similar too (if you talk about coloristics*).
Pros:
-Nice mix of few games
-Nice community
-Devs are again supporting this game
-Great for fan of multiplayer battles
-II world war
-Nice but old graphics
-New sounds (from version 7.0 americans has new, much better voice acting and weapons have new sounds)
-Tanks are okay
-Battles (tanks vs tanks, infantry vs infantry, mixed battles - tanks and infantry vs tanks and infantry)
-Cheaters doesnt exist
Cons:
-You can play offline but bots are broken
-Small amount of servers with people
-You can find few gliches
-Good but hard to learn mechanics
-Hard game for novices

I will rate this game 8/10 for players that spend few hours in this game and 6/10 for novices because hard mechanics
Ending result: 7/10
I highly recomend that game for II world war fans.
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Froggie625
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Missing Excecutable? I only seem to be able to play Ostfront and not Darkest Hour which sort of sucks cuz i actually love the gameplay. Its a great game and plays great and i would definitely reccomend it to anyone that likes WWII FPSs PS. If you know how to fix my Excecutable problem please contact me (I play on a Macintosh OS)
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Sovietkiller (centipede)
( 100.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
most of the time the server is a 15v15. people will say it gets full but thats maybe for about an hour on a weekend.


games on hospice care and the nurse keeps brining you sugar free jello.
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Panzer Commander
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
One of the best mods i have ever played only problem now is low player pop's.
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Zanzibar
( 152.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Peaked out of cover, immediatly sawn in half by mg42
1938/1945 would play again
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Masoooooooooon
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 10
Just play it
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SonsOfLiberty86
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Like realistic shooters?

Like WW2?

Play this. Now.
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IDontKnowWhatIKnowWhenIKnowIt
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Launched game.
Browsed for servers.
Found 1 server with 76 out of 90 people in it.
Joined server.
Spawned in as a German Artillary Officer.
Typed in chat and told the Radio Operator to come to me so I could call in a Artillery strike.
He ignored me.
I watched my map as I ran across the entire map to find him.
Finally found him beside a Flak shooting across a huge field at a church with a Kar98k.
Asked him to let me use his radio.
He turns around and hits me with his gun and uses a Insult command.
I switch to my pistol.
I wait for him to crouch down.
Come up behind him and Executes him for insubordination.
I use the Radio to call for a Artillery strike.
Artillery strikes comes and kills 4 team mates.
Server boots me for team killing.
11/10 Would execute a useless ♥♥♥♥ again.

Awesome game, I love to roleplay in it... so much fun this game is a steal.. though only 1 con... is that there are about 15 servers and people usually only play on about 4 of them lol but when you get good hours in the day... there are about 60 to 90 people in a server and so intense. :)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
985.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
This game is by far the best of its class when compared to other ww2 shooters in that aspect. It requires teamwork, cooperation, and experience when it comes to using tanks,mortars, and even the placement of smoke grenades when it comes to advancing across a map.

--[GRAPHICS] --The graphics are a bit dated, but considering it all its definitely one of the greats. Given that there is a community for a mod of the original RO1 game and a handful of developers/players who still update it from time to time.

--[GAMEPLAY] -- This is why people keep coming back to play this game, It has an element of realism that makes the game feel immersive, such as if you get shot in the hand you drop your weapon, in the leg and you fall down, and.. in the head .. you actually die lol. The vehicle combat is by far the best I have seen to date. You can man a tank with 2 others, Driver, mg gunner, and tank commander. Vehicles can have tracks blown off, optics destroyed, engine destroyed, and yet you can still fight. IMO I will probably always come back to play this game.

-RECENT CHANGES/UPDATES-
Patch 7 is a huge disappointment, the recent update by far was a setback in the gaming community in my opinion.
- The soundpack itself went from being almost perfect aside from some voice commands, to being just utterly terrible.
- The weapons dont even sound like the classic Garand,BAR,thompson etc, they are poorly looped and sound as if a 12 year old created them. The new vocal commands also sound worse.
- 3 new maps have been added and.. for the most part arent that bad.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
One of the best mods i have ever played only problem now is low player pop's.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Like realistic shooters?

Like WW2?

Play this. Now.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
One of the most immersive war mods I have ever played. Too bad there is a low player count. There's still 1-3 servers that have 50+ people in them at times.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
310.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Honestly it's a very good game. If you will mix Call of Duty, ARMA and Batllefield you will get Darkest Hour. Some people say it's a dead game. It's not true at all. At evening you can find full server. Community is nice (mostly).
Gameplay is unique. It can be hard game to novice but if you will play few hours you will understand most of game mechanics. Graphics is nice. You can play this game on toaster so dont worry. Most of revievs are positive and with a good reason. I checked negative revievs - few or them are like "I dont like this game" and thats it or "German and Allied uniforms are too similar and that kinda stuff - it's true but in real life their uniforms were similar too (if you talk about coloristics*).
Pros:
-Nice mix of few games
-Nice community
-Devs are again supporting this game
-Great for fan of multiplayer battles
-II world war
-Nice but old graphics
-New sounds (from version 7.0 americans has new, much better voice acting and weapons have new sounds)
-Tanks are okay
-Battles (tanks vs tanks, infantry vs infantry, mixed battles - tanks and infantry vs tanks and infantry)
-Cheaters doesnt exist
Cons:
-You can play offline but bots are broken
-Small amount of servers with people
-You can find few gliches
-Good but hard to learn mechanics
-Hard game for novices

I will rate this game 8/10 for players that spend few hours in this game and 6/10 for novices because hard mechanics
Ending result: 7/10
I highly recomend that game for II world war fans.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
I used to be able to play this game all the time. THen an update came out and i couldnt play it anymore. Everytime that i try to play it it takes me to the store for a free instillation, but won't let me install it. Its getting really frustrating. But, from the time that i did play it, I thought that it was a very fun and cool game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
101 of 105 people (96%) found this review helpful
16 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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56 of 63 people (89%) found this review helpful
62 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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77 of 96 people (80%) found this review helpful
62 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,563.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
I have not played it that much so far, but it seems OK.
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