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 (557 reviews) - 91% of the 557 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 9, 2009

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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
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
53.8 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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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
341.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
A massive new update (6.0) has just arrived on Steam and it’s pretty damn great. The changelogis 17 pages long.

Some of my favorite gameplay changes:

— 90 FOV, finally!

— A completely reworked spawn system. It combines the best elements from spawn mechanics of Ostfront and RO2. You can select a spawn point by just clicking on it on the map screen. And this applies to MDVs: half-tracks show up on the map as spawn points.

— You can select the tank you want to ride from the list and spawn right in it. You don’t have to rush to the tank as soon as you spawn and then deal with a crew of random players who made it to this particular vehicle first. No more waiting for tanks to appear or for the annoying “Waiting for additional crew members” message to disappear. But you can still spawn as a crewman on foot and join someone else’s crew.

— Reworked stamina system and gunplay. You can sprint for longer, but changing stance drains your stamina. So doing the “whack-a-mole” thing by popping out of cover for a quick shot and immediately ducking again will tire you out. Dolphin diving — even more so. And it’s much harder to shoot when you’re out of breath: your weapon starts to sway.

— All vehicles now have rider positions.

— Improved hitbox detection on exposed operators of vehicles. E.g. I think you can now shoot everyone riding in a half-track as long as you can get an angle.

— Ammunition is now included in weapon drops, instead of being in a separate pouch. A downgrade in terms of realism, but these were really tricky to pick up.

— Wire-cutters and barbed wire that actually stops infantry, just like in Carpathian Crosses.

— You can drop and pick up binoculars.

— Windows users now run a modified RedOrchestra.exe that is “large address aware”; this eliminates crashes to desktop caused by the engine running out of memory.

And in general, the game looks and feels a lot more polished now. There’s a gazillion of little fixes and visual improvements. I can only hope that someone will update some of the old custom maps to be compatible with the new patch. And the Darkest Orchestra mod.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
advice: yankees will get ♥♥♥♥♥♥ when you shoot their tanks with low caliber bullets, they ignore your panthers, and go after you. this works all the time.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2015
I haven't got many hours in the game, but after a friend bought me the normal game and told me to get this, I decided to play along weith him. I found it quite fun, you get to drive tanks, drive pink jeep's and if you're on certain servers you can also drive tractors. So I became the farmer, who peacefully captured points in a tractor and rode the fields of glory (and wheat)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Holds breath, lightly tickles the trigger, and relieves an enemy of their misery.

Verdict: Must find more potatoes to throw!
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