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Darkest of Days

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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.
Release date
8monkey Labs
Third Wave Games
Phantom EFX, Valcon Games
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for PC


  • 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


  • 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
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Last Modified: Oct 23, 2019

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Darkest of Days reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Rocked Through on: 11.05.2016 Definity is an interesting game with good Ideas and good Approaches. Visit The First World War and the American Civil War on a time trip? Very Cool Idea ... Unfortunately, it has too many Corners, Edges and ends with an abrupt end. A game that would definitely have deserved a Full Remake! 05/10 from me.
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Microsoft from French
One of my big favourites. I play this game at least once a year. This game allows you to participate in several major battles of the United States war of independence, as well as some battles between the Germans and the Russians during World War II. Dated 2009, this game remains fun to play and watch, despite the fact that the game is complete in less than 6 hours, and that the story and the "voice-acting" leaves a little to be desired sometimes.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Cool Idea, bad Price ... Darkest of Days is really a cool Idea. You travel through time in The Game and experience the American Civil War, the First World War and the Second World War. However, as a Shooter, this plays out rather slower and tougher than other Shooters, because especially in the Beginning you struggle with historical Weapons, which you have to reload after every Shot, for Example. There are also numerous enemy Masses to fight. Later, however, it gets a little faster when you get more modern Weapons or Sci-fi weapons. I really liked the Game, but it is at most solid in all Areas, so Graphics, AI and so on. For such an average Shooter, I find the Price of €19.99b.2015 a bit too expensive, considering that Steam has higher quality Shooters in similar price ranges. Unfortunately, I have never seen Darkest of Days at the Sale here. As I said, not a bad Game, but a little too expensive for my Taste.
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Microsoft from French
Rather good games overall, the scenario is really nice, it is not common the stories of travel in time and in addition one travels in times and place really not common and exploit at the level video games, the first world war and the war of SECESSION are the most exploited times by this games. Good the games is no longer very beautiful, the solo does not last long (~ 6h), no multi, no cooperation, short do not count buy this games if you look for this kind of thing, but if you are looking for a good story, a really nice gameplay (even today I always burst on me) and times CASIS not exploit in the inustrie of the video games I advise you to take it, I find that it is a good games, but a bit pricey at €20. ATTENTION: I searched everywhere on sites and I waited a long time, and a lot of pay to see are discounted price but its never was the case, so do not linger on balances if you want to take it.
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