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.
User reviews: Very Positive (388 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 9, 2009

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This game requires that you own Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45

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Play Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45

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July 4

RedOrchestra.PL DH (still 5.1) FightNight 2015 Jul 03

Waiting for 6.0 - recording in 60 (FPS) ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwUBBtP2fYI

csMKJP edition:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzYzgWsHLS4

and first time (looks like first time in the game ;p) full YouTube streamed footage by gatto_nero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c55-m2s1JXc

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June 20

Update 6.0 Public Testing Begins!



The time is upon us!

The first public test of update 6.0 is happening today at 5:00 PM GMT!

If you don't already have the test build installed, simply follow the instructions on our official Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 Test Team Steam Group

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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!

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

Helpful customer reviews
23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
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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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2,030.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I have not played it that much so far, but it seems OK.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
985.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
Best god damn $5 I ever spent on anything ever.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
If you're not getting this because of the outdated graphics, you're making a huge mistake.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Arguably the most realistic ww2 shooter avaliable on steam, if you have the $10 to buy Red Orchestra 1, then do so only for this mod, it's great, and the dev team still support it; not bad for an 8 year old game. Oh and you can run it on a potato.
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