Sviluppato da un team di esperti modders del forum della Paradox, Darkest Hour è un gioco indipendente della serie Hearts of Iron. Il gioco è composto da alcuni approfonditi scenari di guerra ambientati nei più bui capitoli della prima parte del 20esimo secolo.
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Informazioni sul gioco

Sviluppato da un team di esperti modders del forum della Paradox, Darkest Hour è un gioco indipendente della serie Hearts of Iron. Il gioco è composto da alcuni approfonditi scenari di guerra ambientati nei più bui capitoli della prima parte del 20esimo secolo. Gioca dallo scoppio della Prima Guerra Mondiale agli inizi della Guerra Fredda!

Caratteristiche importanti:

  • Brevi e lunghe campagne di guerra che permettono al giocatore di giocare durante i più bui capitoli della prima parte del 20esimo secolo, dallo scoppio della Prima Guerra Mondiale agli inizi della Guerra Fredda
  • Una mappa disegnata manualmente che offre opportunità strategiche e tattiche
  • Un sistema diplomatico dinamico che permette al giocatore di avere un vero impatto sul corso della storia
  • Un'intelligenza artificiale che reagisce a centinaia di differenti situazioni simultaneamente

Scenari:

Grandi campagne (dove è possibile scegliere ogni nazione coinvolta):
  • 1914 La Grande Guerra (inizia il 27 Giugno 1914)
  • 1933 L'ora delle decisioni (inizia il 4 Marzo 1933)
  • 1936 Verso la guerra (inizia il 1 Gennaio 1936)
  • 1939 L'invasione della Polonia (inizia il 1 Settembre 1939)
  • 1940 L'Europa in fiamme (inizia il 10 Maggio 1940)
  • 1941 Il risveglio del gigante (inizia il 21 Giugno 1941)
  • 1942 Il nemico alle porte (inizia il 22 Novembre 1942)
  • 1943 Il cambio della marea (inizia il 26 Luglio 1943)
  • 1944 Götterdämmerung (inizia il 20 Giugno 1944)
  • 1945 Endsieg (inizia il 16 Dicembre 1944)
Scenari limitati focalizzati su specifiche operazioni o guerre e dove il giocatore può scegliere solo un limitato numero di nazioni:
  • 1904 Guerra Russo-Giapponese
  • 1939 Invasione della Polonia

Requisiti di sistema

    • OS: Windows 98/ ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: Pentium III 800 MH
    • Memory: 128 MB Ram
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB hard disk space
    • Video Card: 4 MB DirectX-compatible
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 or higher
    • Additional: Mouse with scroll wheel, keyboard and internet for multiplayer
Recensioni utili
13 persone su 14 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2 persone hanno trovato questa recensione divertente
39.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 4 febbraio
Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game was my first foray into the world of Grand Strategy games. Unlike many other games, where you can pick up and play immediately, this title required a little study on my part. The in-game tutorials give some of the basic concepts, but fail to connect the dots between the various resources, province improvements, economic impacts, decision points, and WAR. It also fails to provide the dizzying array of factors that go into waging war on the land, sea, and in the air.

Thankfully, the manual more than makes up for this bare bones set of tutorials, and browsing a few popular steam forum posts regarding getting started can fill in the few missing details that the exhaustive, and lengthy, game manual fails to provide. All told, I had at least 4 miserable attempts at cranking up my German war machine and 3 hours of studying the manual and online material from other players before the game actually clicked. But once it did I found the experience to be more rewarding then any other strategy game I have played.

Planning is key in Darkest Hour and the game will punish you for trying to switch horses in mid-race. You wanted to invade Africa with your newly formed Afrika Corps under Rommel? Too bad, you have been gearing up for an airborne invasion of England and neglected to station a fleet in the Mediterranean, and now the Brits have closed the sea to you with strong garrisons at Gibraltar, but think ahead next time. You have been throwing back the fascist surge into your Soviet Motherland and now you wish to strike at the heart of Berlin, but oh no! Your aircraft are being chewed up by a powerful Luftwaffe and the edge of your armored spear is blunted by withering ground fire that starves your leading troops of supplies, should have planned for better AA or better aircraft to take on the advanced German machines, but you foolishly invested extremely heavily into tanks alone. You are playing as France and your doom lurks to the East, but you masterfully united your country by focusing on monetary gains and consumer goods while spending lavishly on decisions that lowered your dissent and strengthened your economic base, while simultaenously extending the Maginot line like a family of beavers on cocaine, maybe this time Fritz will not have such an easy stroll through Belgium into the north coast.

These are only a tiny fraction of the possible ways to lose or win in Darkest Hour, and I will not even get into the actual warfighting, as 50 pages of manual only starts to do it justice. If you are crazy over 20th century history (yes WWI and one of the greatest mods of all time "Kaiserreich" is available in this game), you often ponder or discuss the blunders of Imperial Japan and the Wehrmacht, or you just love the thought of Stuka's pouncing on your broken and retreating foes to inflict additional casualties, this is the game for you!!!

Unlike Civ V or some other strategy games, this one is about WAR. Playing peacefully is sometimes possible as a smaller nation, but play as a major power. That is how the game is meant to be enjoyed. Watch your Reich grow, or spread freedom to the enslaved peoples of the globe as the USA. But remember, if you wish for peace. prepare for WAR!
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10 persone su 12 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
12.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 9 gennaio
These days I have been keeping my reviews short with just a simple thumbs up or down. But one thing had to be said for Darkest Hour. The Tech tree is by far the biggest and most intricate of any Grand strat game I have played. This truely is a Gem among the Grand Strat Genre.
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8 persone su 10 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1 persona ha trovato questa recensione divertente
3.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 gennaio
Thought that this lasted from the beginning of WWI to 1964, the standard ending of HoI2. Unfortunately, the WWI campaign originally ends in 1920 or 1942 based on settings. Regarding that, it was a huge disappointment as I planned using one of the minor European countries and making it a huge force before the beginning of WWII. Apart from that, WWI campaign seems decent. If you didn't like HoI3 just like me, this can be a good option for you until HoI4 comes.
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6 persone su 7 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4 persone hanno trovato questa recensione divertente
530.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 novembre 2015
I have failed at least 1 test due to this game. I spend too much time on this. You should too!
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2,265.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 marzo
This is a fantastic game. I have about 2000 hours in it, and I don't at all feel like I wasted that time. It's a bit old and clunky, but if you're willing to look past that, mod it a bit and learn the mechanics, it's well worth it. It's a bit less complex than Hearts of Iron 3, but I feel like that's more of a perk than anything. This is a strategy game, not a logistics simulator. Order of Battle and supply lines are not as important as your plans and your armies.

If I had to say one bad thing about this game, it's that it has a pretty poor domestic focus. Food is not simulated at all, and anything that doesn't contribute to your war effort is lumped into the non-descript "consumer goods" category. Diplomacy is also a bit weak. Without an event or a specially coded AI tick, the AI is highly unlikely to agree to anything you suggest. War really is the best way to solve anything, and that's fine. The game accells at war. It is a bit frustrating that the belligerance mechanic punishes you for going to war, when it's often the only way to progess, but it would seem weird to leave it out, so that gets a pass.

But for the love of god, do not play vanilla. It's fine. Vanilla Darkest Hour is a very good, enjoyable game. But you're seriously missing out by not playing Kaiserreich, Boneparte Legasy, New World Order, Fatherland and the mirad of other awesome mods you can get on the Paradox Plaza fourms. It's worth the small headace of installing.
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