Dark Shadows - Army of Evil takes you back to September 1362. A horde of monsters has been ravaging the country like a plague of locusts for over a year. While you were away doing your knightly duties of catching a runaway horse, the monsters stormed the castle, injured the king, and kidnapped Katarina, the love of your life.
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Release Date: Mar 11, 2014

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About This Game

Dark Shadows - Army of Evil is a Classic Medieval Fantasy First Person - Hack and Slash Game with a kind of old school look.


September 1362:

An army of evil, named "Dark Shadows", have been ravaging the country like a plague of locusts for over a year and are frightening the people with their scary get-up. Most people still think they are monsters. But they are only in disguise. While you were away these monsters stormed the castle. A woman named Katerina has been kidnapped. It is not just any woman. You are in love with her. They’ve also taken all the gold. All the taxes. And weapons! You are the only one who can help Katarina. You must hurry and follow them before they do something to her.


Classic Hack and Slash Game:

The player fights his way through 19 levels. Various weapons will be available. They can be found in different levels. Everything begins moderately and you need to find some keys and a sword. After the first level the game turns into a hack'n slash game. Most of the time, the player has to fight against enemies. But he has to do also other little things and must solve certain problems. You need keyboard and mouse.


This game is an indie game with a kind of old school look.

It is also supporting SSAO and Bloom Shader effects.

  • 19 Levels and 18 Weapons
  • ​Single Player
  • 3D Realtime Cinematic Blood Splatter Scenes

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GHz or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ 1300 / NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Shader Model: 3.0, Mouse: With left, right and middle button support
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz or similar
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 6850 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Shader Model: 3.0, Mouse: With left, right and middle button support
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714 of 835 people (86%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2014
I went into this with very low expectations. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but here goes.

This is the WORST video game I've ever played.


Now, why am I complaining so much? Let me start with the technical issues. 1. I was greeted with a resolution setting that only goes up to 1680 x 1050. Not even 1080. That ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off. 2. The graphics. This looks like Half-Life 1, and for a game that is awfully new, it should looks somewhat okay, but it doesn't. This game tries to shove in your face that it has bloom and SSAO in it, but seriously, even with them, the game still looks like ♥♥♥♥. 3. Voice Acting. Dreadful. 4. Highest mouse sensitivity is still really slow for a person like me who likes to have a high mouse sensitivity.

Alright, the story. Nothing special. And by that I mean pretty much non-existent. You and a bunch of "teammates" go to the castle, after it has been attacked. Turns out the girl of your dreams has been taken. Now you have to get her back. And there you go. I'm not gonna complain about the small amount of story I've been given, because honestly, I just want to try the hack and slash.

The first level. Why they made it so complicated did not make any sense to me. The first level started off with a mother♥♥♥♥ing keyhunt. It made no sense. It confused the living hell out of me. I needed to use a walkthrough, on the FIRST LEVEL. That's just awful. The area was big and the objects were all over the place. The controls were poor and didn't really help this game out at the slightest. Everything about this game just screamed wrong. For everyone asking about the keyhunt, imagine trying to find keys that do not even show up. That's right, you can't actually see them. Not to mention, you need a torch to even find one of them, which is just silly, because if there's a key there, then I wouldn't need a torch to actually see the key. It's a pointless quest to go find keys to open chests with other keys. But have I mentioned the fact that you literally have to walk on the walls to get an item you need? Yes, you do. You walk on the walls. YES. You literally jump on a small side railing on the wall, basically hovering to the side of it when you walk on it. I'm sorry, but I would never be able to figure that out because in a video game, I've never had to do that to actually get something. I just found that bizarre.

Then the main section of the game. The fighting. Oh my.
You get three attacks. All of which are ♥♥♥♥ and don't feel natural. Combat was godawful. All you do is stab the enemy, move back, then just keep doing that until it's dead. That's it. That's the game. Oh my god. The attacks are all mapped to mouse buttons, including the middle mouse. I went immediately to change it, but WAIT, you can't change the controls. But for some reason, they have options for Bloom and SSAO instead of options for controls. Come on. Congratulations, you have shader effects. Yay.

This is the worst. Day One, Walking Dead Survival Instinct, and Postal 3, are all better than this. I didn't want to say this, but I had to. I'm here for you so you can save money. I would not wish this on my worst enemies. My point has been made. Nothing in this game works properly. Everything is bad.

0/10. This is a technical nightmare. Even if this game looks fun to you (which it really shouldn't), remember that it is 10 bucks, and you can do so much more with the ten bucks. I'm genuinely upset that I spent nine dollars on this.
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168 of 197 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2014
I typically dont review games. Especially ones I've played for 44 minutes. But, thats as far as I could play this game. Its.. really, really bad. I felt like I was playing a FPS from the late 90's. Graphics are substandard, sound is reptitive and quite low quality, and the cutscenes are quite laughable. They are literally 2 characters standing there, with the camera rotating around, and occasionally focusing on.. well.. a dark field? I wasnt sure, as there was little to no detail.

Now Ive bought plenty of games in early access, and if this was an Alpha, with additional graphical upgrades, sound, etc to come, then I wouldnt be too critical of it. But.. this is it. There is snow falling inside of rooms. Fog in closed off hall ways. Bricked up rooms. Stairs that are so steep that you have to hop up when you get to the top step. The punch animation looks like a piece of paper with chain mail on it.

The final straw for me was when I entered the dining room, to obtain the oil needed to light my torch. It was on top of a cabinet. A cabinet I could only climb by backtracking in the room, climbing a oveturned table, climbing half way up the wall, and then walking over to hop on top.

Is this what the waitress would have done had I asked for some oil for my green salad?
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155 of 205 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2014
Terrifyingly bad. The theme song is sorta ok, but the graphics are hideous, reminding me of a time when 3D accellerators had 4mb of video ram. Except most games back then managed to look good. Yet with such minimal graphics the framerate lags like hell, and this is on a computer that can get 60+ FPS from Crysis 3. Also, I think a 3 year old may have written the story.
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55 of 65 people (85%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
This game just changed my screen resolution to 800x600 or so and stucked at black screen so I have to close it manually in task manager but this piece of gamedev won't close saying:

Unable to terminate process.
The operation could not be completed.
Acces is denied.

So the only option was to restart my PC. Hilarious.
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109 of 161 people (68%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
Please for the love Celestia, Luna, God, Buddha, Allah, Jehovah, Kali, Shiva, Bramha, Osiris, Ra, Bast, Sobek, Thor, Odin, Zeus, Posieden, Athena, Bacchus, Apollo, Qeutzlcoatl and whatever other gods that once were held holy and still are DO NOT but this game its intro level is possibly the most conveluted mess of back tracking nonsense ever. I didnt even want to play beyond the point when I got the first weapon. Its not worth 10 dollars or even a dollar. Please just avoid it it stinks.
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71 of 101 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2014
I did not get too far with this game, it was so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥-I-N-G horrible. First off you have to sit through 8 minutes of the credits EVERY time you start the game, no jumping right to the menu. The graphics are REALLY bad, like something a game design student might produce as a freshman. voice acting is pure amateur, the characters lips don' t even move. Mouse sensitivity is low, its like you are drunk or your connection is laggy. Controls are not customizable WASD to move and thats it. This alone is a deal killer for the Munkey.

Go ahead and buy it, see for yourself what an awful, horrible peice of crap this is.
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33 of 40 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
i must be living in some alternate universe where the community as a whole tries to greenlight the most horrifyingly terrible abominations that it can find
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2015
Where do i start ...
First of all i didn't buy the game, I bought a 5 key pack for 2 $.
This game is incomplete ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, the problem is the developer wanted to earn money like the big companies but he failed at 1 point : the big companies only give u a half ♥♥♥ game like AC:Unity but this ♥♥♥♥ is not even 20 % finished. It is the biggest piece of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t on steam which i have explored.
Furthermore, the textures and the performance of this game (in this case it's just a piece of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t) are just ridiculous.The Dev's deserve a punch, right in the balls, for this mother♥♥♥♥ing trash. EVERYTHING IS WRONG WITH THIS ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥T!!
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 30, 2014
There isn't a whole lot more that can be said about this game that hasn't already been said. It's bad. Not even fun bad, just plain old regular BAD. But let's go over it, shall we?

First, the graphics. Everyone knows this. Take one look at the screenshots, it's not too difficult to tell how utterly atrocious they are. The game's description on Steam says that the game has an old-school look to it, (or something like that, I can't be bothered to look up the exact quote) but old-school doesn't even begin to describe it. Castlevania is old-school. Zelda 64 is old-school. Doom is old-school. This game's graphics, on the other hand, just look like they were ♥♥♥♥ out by the leftovers from Morrowind, which in my admitedly unpopular opinion, has not aged well at all.

Second, let's talk about the controls. You can't keybind anything. You can make some adjustments to mouse sensitivity, and invert the mouse's Y axis, but that's it. Don't like the layout? Well, ♥♥♥♥ you. Your character's movement, too, is just weird in general. Movement is very sluggish. Everything seems a bit zoomed in, but if you zoom out, it still just feels nauseating. Combat, if you've got the patience to even get to it (I'll get back to that), is painfully bare. There's no strategy involved whatsoever. Hit your enemy, pull back, then go back in for another hit. Rinse and repeat.

Third, let's talk about the story. What's the story? A bunch of monsters and/or people in scary get-up have been ravaging the land, and got into the castle. They killed all the guards, and took all the money, taxes (yes, taxes), and swords. Also, they took this guy's sister, and you better save her, because you're in love with her. The only image we see of said woman is awkwardly animated, with flailing arms and a grand total of one facial expression. Now normally I wouldn't complain too much about the damsel in distress trope, overused though it may be, but the way this game goes about it is just stupid, to the point where I had to stop after the cutscene to finish laughing. Basic isn't even the word, bad is closer to what I'm looking for.

Okay, now here's the big one. How would you expect a fantasy hack and slash video game to open? A tutorial level? Sure. What's in the tutorial level? A few low-level baddies for you to kill, with a few different weapons to try out? Nah, that'd just be asinine. Instead, let's have the tutorial level be a stupidly complex find the key quest, in an overly large castle? Yup, that sounds good to me. Yeah, no litterally, the FIRST instructions you are given in the game are to find a bunch of keys so you can get a sword. But it's not like you just find one key and get your reward. A key opens a door, which opens a chest, which gives you some unnecessary item, which lets you get another key, which THEN lets you get the sword. And all of it is separated between different rooms in this quite large castle.

All this makes the game seem REALLY bad. It is. But the worst thing about this game, I repeat, the WORST thing about this game is nothing I have mentioned thus far. What ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off most about this game is that Barnabas Collins didn't even get a single appearance. Or Quentin, or Angelique. 0/10 Worst Game Ever.

No, but really, what's with the title, guys? It's not some super obscure thing, Dark Shadows was pretty dang popular back in its day. And okay, even if you didn't know about the show, how could you completely avoid the recent shipwreck of a remake Tim Burton ♥♥♥♥ out a couple years ago? That's a lawsuit waiting to happen there.
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44 of 62 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
This is quite possibly the worst game I've ever played.
The concept is interesting enough, and the game would've been good (if it was done properly).

The graphics are not retro: Half-Life 1 looks better than this game. The performance is really poor, especially if you enable the all the effects.
The gameplay is laughable, with most of the weapons using the same animations.
The sound is horrible, with voice acting worse than The Town With No Name.

(I understand that this game was made by a few persons, but it really isn't acceptable to ask 8,99 for this)

Story: 2
Graphics: 1
Gameplay: 3
Challenge: 5
Sound: 3
Replayability: 0

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