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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Very Positive (15 reviews) - 80% of the 15 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (610 reviews) - 91% of the 610 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 9, 2009

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August 13

2016 Aug 15 DH FightNight with RedOrchestraPoland

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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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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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Very Positive (15 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (610 reviews)
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Lane.FJR2
759.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Bring back 5.1
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Pvt. Matty
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Pretty great game... Not much more to say.
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TD
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Good game but unfortunately lacks graphics
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red
3,988.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
It was a great game until the developers ruined it. The garand recoil action is silly and feels loose. You can't see the sight picture after your shots. It used to feel realistic with ballistics but now just feels sloppy like any other first person shooter. They also put way too many textures on an old single threaded engine that no CPU can handle, unless you llike frames dropping into the 30s. Didn't have this problem in 5.1. I can go on and on and on about how the devs ruined this masterpiece. I think most of the old players, especially the ones that are really good at playing infantry will tell you that they are disappointed with the 6.0 update. Hope you like your creation developers because we don't.
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NSA Agent #15432
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Endless Carentan causeway.

Be sure and never say anything remotely mean to the 29th ID guys who basically dominate all of the maps or else they will ban you. Unless you are one of them of course...
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Harryhead1
123.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Flying Shermans.
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Professor Bill
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
It looks like a cool game if you can figure out who is who. Our panzershrek units on the winter maps look like their infantry. Both wear green jackets.

I don't want to team kill but I have no idea who is who, and if I don't shoot first and ask questions later, I just get shot at immediately and die anyway.

Also the kill feed isn't instant, which is kind of annoying, because you don't know if that guy you shot died or not.

I really want to like this game but I just don't get it.
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Barry☣
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
the sounds
the maps
the weapons
the vehicles
the atmosphere
EVERYTHING
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Pvt. Garcia [29ID]
72.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
I hold a K/D ratio of 6 on friendly troops
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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3,988.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
It was a great game until the developers ruined it. The garand recoil action is silly and feels loose. You can't see the sight picture after your shots. It used to feel realistic with ballistics but now just feels sloppy like any other first person shooter. They also put way too many textures on an old single threaded engine that no CPU can handle, unless you llike frames dropping into the 30s. Didn't have this problem in 5.1. I can go on and on and on about how the devs ruined this masterpiece. I think most of the old players, especially the ones that are really good at playing infantry will tell you that they are disappointed with the 6.0 update. Hope you like your creation developers because we don't.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Good game but unfortunately lacks graphics
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
Endless Carentan causeway.

Be sure and never say anything remotely mean to the 29th ID guys who basically dominate all of the maps or else they will ban you. Unless you are one of them of course...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
109 of 113 people (96%) found this review helpful
23 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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88 of 108 people (81%) found this review helpful
74 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,599.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
I have not played it that much so far, but it seems OK.
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61 of 68 people (90%) found this review helpful
68 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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42 of 42 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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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
77.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
This mod came out in 2008, and due to continued interest, the developers just announced that they are going to release a new version soon. If that doesn't say good things about a game, I don't know what does.

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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Recommended
55.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2015
Play as stormtrooper
Sit in trench clutching my stg44 as we come under artillery and tank fire
Watch all my comrades get killed while we defend the trench
About to get overrun
Get shot in both legs retreating
Somehow manage to make it to safety
Game ends and I go to the kitchen to get a drink
Kitchen door slams shut, giving me a PTSD episode
10/10; would get PTSD again
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