Have you ever wondered what could happen if time travel was a reality? Have you ever thought about the possibility of going back in time to rewrite history for the better? That possibility is a reality in Darkest of Days, where players will travel back and forth through the annals of time to relive some of mankind's most dire hours.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (65 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 2009
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Have you ever wondered what could happen if time travel was a reality? Have you ever thought about the possibility of going back in time to rewrite history for the better? That possibility is a reality in Darkest of Days, where players will travel back and forth through the annals of time to relive some of mankind's most dire hours.

By fighting through terrible events such as The Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest conflict of the Civil War, and both World War I and II, the player will attempt to save certain key individuals who were never meant to become involved in these truly monstrous events and thereby change human history for the better.

Key features

  • Brand New Engine: The dedicated team at 8monkey Labs has created an all-new, groundbreaking game engine known as Marmoset. The Marmoset engine not only breaks from the all-too present Unreal engine FPS clones flooding the market, but also allows for some amazing graphical capabilities. You'll fight through epic battles filled with literally hundreds of NPCs on the screen at the same time, all with an advanced AI and all without a hint of graphical slowdown and all set against wide-open environments that are lushly detailed and dynamically lighted.
  • Compelling Storyline: Darkest of Days is a compelling, action-packed first-person shooter to be sure, but it's not just mindless run-and-gun, blow 'em up gameplay. You'll have to not only think about how to approach certain key battles and situations, but you'll also have to take care when fighting — certain key people that were never meant to die will be marked with a special blue aura. If you kill them, you'll face dire consequences…
  • Wreak Havoc with Future Weapons in Antiquity: Something nearly every gamer that's ever played a shooter based in the past has always wanted is the ability to bring a futuristic weapon back through history and kick some major butt. How differently would Custer's last stand have turned out if the General was equipped with an M-16 assault rifle? You'll be able to answer questions like this in Darkest of Days. While not every battle and situation will allow you to wield weapons from the future, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to unleash futuristic fury on your unsuspecting foes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 768 MB
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9800 with at least 128 MB of video memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available
    • Sound: a working sound device

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) / Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz or better dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2.0 GB
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce 8800 or newer/ATI Radeon 3000 or newer
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available
    • Sound: a working sound device
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Intresting premise and intresting gameplay. Nice to play a game that isnt a bland modern shooty thing and actually has period correct weapons. Recomended, but only if you are willing to look past flaws in the graphics and A.I. A flawed but still enjoyable gem, in my humble opinion.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
The game is very fun! I love how you go through the civil war, world war one, and more. There is alot of myestery and action and i love that in a game. My only complaint is it is very short with only 7 hours on it. Other wise it is a great game and im looking foward for a sequal.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Actually, if the game doesn't have technical problems, I would've recommend it. But since the developer has abandoned the game, I will never recommend this game for Windows 8 users or AMD graphic cards owners. You will only get black screen with audio, and no possible solution to fix this problem on the internet nor the developers.
If you are not in that condition, you should buy this game. I really love the time travel idea. No modern FPS games has ever thought about this and Darkest of Days is the only game where you'll get to experience warfare from different eras.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
A good solid FPS, great level design, interesting plot an attention to detail. Becoming one of the ranks, with a musket, marching through corn fields certainly brings these battles to life like nothing else.
The only downside I feel is that AI doesn't respond as you imagine it might e.g. Running away en-mass in horror when a solider in the American Civil War uses a fully-auto weapon.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
For starters, I'd recommend this game to any history buffs. Not the greatest graphics but definitely not the worst. Good storyline though. Really really short gameplay
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
English

This game is very unique. Even though it has quite a good gameplay and campaign, there is much lost potential.
However, I'd still recommend you to play this title. I'd even go so far, as to refuse to call people who didn't play this title "Gamers".


German

Dieses Game is einzigartig. Auch wenn es ziemlich gutes Gameplay und eine gute Kampagne hat, ist viel Potential verloren gegangen. Allerdings empfehle ich es Ihnen dennoch, dieses Game zu zocken. Ich würde sogar soweit gehen, als dass ich Leute die dieses game nicht gezockt haben auch nicht "Gamer" nennen würde.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This is actually OK, despite the really short campaign and the clunky animations. It runs well on my ♥♥♥♥ty computer, and that surprised me. So, like I said, the campaign was short. Yes, it is only between 6-8 hours, but it's one of those campaigns where you keep playing it until you can beat the entire game on the hardest difficulty with no trouble at all. It's indeed good, but animations are clunky, the story was a bit generic, and there was SO much potential thrown out the window, and there is no multiplayer. So, overall, this game is a 6/10 in my book, meaning it's good to play for a while, but you will eventually stop playing it. It wasn't worth the 20 bucks I payed for it, but more like 10 bucks.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
Gets the black screen upon starting a level that is noted in the forums. Using an R9 270...lots of places say that it is a conflict with Physx, but there is no way to disable Physx in the game. I wouldn't buy this game as there is no support and you have no way to tell if it will run or not.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
5/10

It has a nice premise but falls short of memorable.
8 hours of gameplay give or take.

Would wait until on sale at best.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
A really good game one of the best I've played.Downsides are,not the best ending to a game and not the best graphics.
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46 of 49 people (94%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
This is an incredibly low budget time travel FPS game. If you're looking for polished setpieces, you won't find them here. But if you're looking for using cluster bombs on civil war battlefields to mess with history, this is your game. One mission (sorry for the mild spoiler here, but it'll help sell you on the game) involves you getting put in a POW camp, being broken out by a mysterious stranger... and then traveling back in time and being the mysterious strange who breaks yourself out of the POW camp. It's so absurd, but it's awesome. The part where future soldiers with automatic weapons show up at the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius is totally campy. The one rule of the game is that you can't mess with history... until the game tells you to mess with history.

If you're in the mood for something that's very clunky with a lot of heart, I think you'll enjoy making your way through the game. It's a pity that surface-level complaints about the game caused reviews to miss how enjoyable it is.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I really,really,really,really loved it. The ending was a bit empty so could you guys please make a sequal.PLEEAASE!!!
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33 of 47 people (70%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
This is the best game I have ever played. I mean look at this ♥♥♥♥, you get to kill Nazi's WITH A ♥♥♥♥ING FUTURE BAZOOKA. What other game can you do that. Just play the demo trust me it is the best. At one point you get this flamethrower and you JUST BURN ROMAN SOLDIERS SUCK IT OBAMA HAHAHAHAHAH. BEST GAME EVER. GAME OF THE YEAR 1940-2146.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
I love this game. It's probably because I'm a history nerd but this game goes into different areas not explored by modern first person shooters. The story is great mixing time travel and massive wars is incredibly fun. I loved going into the civil war seeing as how it's never portrayed well in first person shooters. There are a few glitches and the game looks a bit outdated but it's still one of my favorite games.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
UNIQUE GAME
The consept of this game is very interesting, time travel and historical battles. The bad reviews are understandable but i think this game is a bit underated. I had alot of fun playing it and the battles were badass. The story was bit sloppy and the ending was a pain in the ♥♥♥ xD. (spoiler alert)

The ending is a huge cliffhanger and it does not look to be a sequel either. Which i think is a shame because i think this game was original and unique and i have only played a few unique games. But to be their first game they really showed a good game.
Anyways if you love war games and interested in history this game might be for you but be prepared for minor bugs and sloppy voice acting.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2010
Very intresting Single player game. Its like quantum leap through time. This game is mostly set in WW1 East Prussia and the American Civil War. The battlefield's look awesome...It has a very realistic look to the Civil War battles. Mesmerizing graphics and visuals some of the best i have ever seen, but this game will over power any video card avilable. You just need to set it on screen resolution and turn of all other graphic filters off. After that ,its a gaming bliss.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Not the best game out there for smooth gameplay I must admit. But it is rather enjoyable. Keep you entertained with a nice change of scenery and enemy types
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2013
This game is the craziest thing i've ever witnessed. Basically it takes the crazy train to crazytown but it's not a bad thing and it makes the game that bit more enjoyable, it has everything from Halo Green Guys, Walnuts, Blue Auras and Zepplin theft. 10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 21, 2012
Its rough, but a blast if you can get past a few things. AI isn't really there (but with the numbers you face its acceptable) Graphics are good, (but slow down for the strangest reasons) sometimes the level design isn't quite there, and the story is....well....umm....

But the gameplay is great. (I mean come-on, modern weapons at pompeii!!)

Its worth 10 at the most, however the lowest Ive seen this go to is 10, and thats what ive paid, so the "worth" could be a bit biased :P
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Dr. Who with guns. gameplay good, but story way too short
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