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.
Brugeranmeldelser: Very Positive (248 anmeldelser)
Udgivelsesdato: 9. jun 2009
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Community-Made Mod

Dette spil kræver, at du ejer Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45

Spil Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45

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About This Game

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!

Systemkrav

    Minimumskrav: CPU: 1,2 GHz eller tilsvarende, 512 MB RAM, Grafikkort: 64 MB DirectX 9-kompatibelt, 2 GB ledig plads på harddisken, DirectX 8.1-kompatibel lyd, Windows XP

    Anbefalet: CPU: 2,4 GHz, Grafikkort: 128 MB DirectX 9-kompatibelt med Pixel Shader 2.0-understøttelse, Lydkort: Eax-kompatibelt

Helpful customer reviews
16 af 17 brugere (94%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1,246.1 timer bogført
This game is awesome, endless hours of gameplay on it even though there aren't many servers left.
Indsendt: 23. juni
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8 af 8 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
58.2 timer bogført
As you can probably tell, or know, 'Darkest Hour, Europe '44-'45' is a modification for the original Red Orchestra, set on the western theatre of the Second World War focusing on the beach landings in Normandy, which is shown by it's content, mainly map designs. Content wise, it obviously expands it's content to that area and period, including weaponary, vehicular combat, mapping and other features. Apart from that, it contains most of the same mechanics from it's mother title, any extras, I'll just keep them as a surprise.

Personally, I have been casually been playing the mod for quite a few years, and enjoyed it everytime I give it another go, so be it with myself, or a few others. At this current moment, most servers and community input rely of the 29th Infantry Division, a unit for the mod which is known to be the main playerbase. I believe it has been active for quite a few years, keeping servers up for pubbers and members alike with a mature and friendly enviroment. Of course there is other smaller units which are always to be present, but if you are interested in such affairs, the Jackboot forums contain that sort of infomation, if that's your cup of tea.

The original RO is known to contain a higher realism factor in my eyes, and may be a struggle to those used to recent and popular First Person Shooters. Aesthetic eye candy from such titles is not the focus here either, and will only be of interest to those of the period, and having the needed patience for it's pace.

For those wishing for a quick analysis of Darkest Hour.

Pros.

One of best realism alternatives to Arma for instance, set in the Western theatre of WW2.
Enough content for all categories.
Active units and clans to participate with, if that's your can of beans.
Atmospheric, giving a sense of realistic combat.
Can run well on most/all systems.
Free.


Cons.

To be honest, I personally cannot find any large ones, without being picky, apart from some small animation and sound quality problems, the only reason you would dislike parts of the title, would be it's entirety due to it's mechanics. It can appear very sluggish at times, in terms of gun handling and such, but as said previously, it's aimed at those wanting a more realistic experience to the usual FPS style.

Either way, it's free, so why not give it a bash?...


In comparison, it is the best/ only alternative for the ArmA 2 Invasion 44 modification, if you do not have a 'beefy' system, and is easier to set up if you would rather play it casually. The public playerbase is fairly active currently, but may smallen in time.

A new title named: 'Festung Europa' which will focus on the same aspects of this title, and to hopefully improve in all of it's areas, and will most likely release next year. Keep an eye on that in future!

Oh, and remember! You'll need to suck a bag of raisins through a straw before you'll get the 'Practice' mode to work.
Indsendt: 23. juli
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1,107.4 timer bogført
Just too damn much fun.
Indsendt: 20. maj
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.6 timer bogført
Heyyo,

Free expansion pack to Red Orchestra 1? SWEET! It's got the same good mechanics as RO1 with newer maps.

If you don't own RO1? I'd recommend just buying RO2. It's a much more badass game and still has a very lively community.
Indsendt: 25. august
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
80.2 timer bogført
A truly amazing game especially with all your Realism Units, hands down the 29th Infantry Division is the best especially with the amount of people you meet and the time you spend with them, doing drills, scrims and having super ownage of a time fighting against each other. One thing I love about the 29th within the game is when it comes to the time of a historical anniversary moments one we recently had amazing fun with was the Bridge Too Far scrim. But back to the game it's a bit buggy in places but as the devs have came back to make the game better I would have rated whe I first started the game it was a 6/10 but now as they came back to it and of the realism units I highly rate it a 10/10
Indsendt: 11. oktober
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82 af 86 brugere (95%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.8 timer bogført
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%
Indsendt: 26. marts
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