Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 is a modification for Red Orchestra. It focuses on the western European front during WWII from Operation Overlord to the end of combat operations on May 9, 1945. Darkest Hour covers a multitude of combined arms and mechanized infantry engagements ranging through Normandy, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.

Darkest Hour can be downloaded from Steam here, and our active community forum is welcome to all players for their respected input and suggestions.


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5 comments by cmbasnett on Jun 6th, 2015

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The Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 team is proud to announce that we will officially begin a full-scale public beta test of update 6.0 starting on June 20th! This is to be one of the largest updates to the game we have ever done, so we need to make sure it's rock solid!

The purpose of the public test will be to gauge community feedback on the myriad changes and new features, and to make the game as bug-free as possible before the update is finally released via Steam later this year.

The public test is likely to run for several weeks. In this time, we will be hosting a 24/7 server that will cycle in new maps, content and bug fixes as they happen, so you will be able to play the latest builds at any time! We will also be holding large weekly events that will be announced here!

We will be releasing the tentative change log, as well as instructions on how to join the public test on June 15th, so mark your calendars!

To stay up to date with all the latest and to take part in the discussion, join the Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 Test Team Steam Group.

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Darkest Hour June 6th 2008 Trailer

Darkest Hour June 6th 2008 Trailer

Jun 4, 2008 Trailers 1 comment

A trailer showing off many of the new features, units and weapons of the upcoming Darkest Hour Beta 1.0

Darkest Hour Beta 1.0 Manual

Darkest Hour Beta 1.0 Manual

May 30, 2008 Guides 2 comments

The Darkest Hour Beta 1.0 Manual explains installing DH, how to set up the sdk, server and several new gameplay features.

Darkest Hour Feature Trailer

Darkest Hour Feature Trailer

Apr 11, 2008 Trailers 2 comments

The DH feature trailer....look here to learn more about our parachute and portable radio man systems. Release in May 2008

Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer

Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer

Dec 23, 2007 Trailers 1 comment

The Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer for Darkest Hour.

Dog Green Teaser Trailer

Dog Green Teaser Trailer

May 11, 2007 Trailers 1 comment

The Darkest Hour Dog Green Trailer. Enjoy 5 minutes of action packed footage (which only shows 50% of the entire map) as well as numerous other features...enjoy...

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Valamis_PL Oct 2 2011, 7:47am says:

Darkest Hour is the one and only game in which I really felt the atmosphere of WW2. Original RO is on the second place because RO: Ostfront didn't show true and complicated Eastern Front. Only Russians and Germans and that was all.

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PcPEdelweiss Aug 31 2011, 7:51am says:

I have a question ! Will you make Darkest Hour 2 for Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad ? Your mod is so awesome that would be great to play it ;)

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NathanH97 Jul 30 2011, 4:21pm says:

Probably the best mod I've ever played.

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TE5LA May 8 2011, 2:22am says:

Is there a way to run a Darkest Hour and a Red Orchestra dedicated server on the same system? The reason it's unclear is, there is a text file that you need to change for the mod and it's the same file for both.

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Revo1uzzer May 6 2011, 4:38pm says:

Did the mod get an update today or is my steam redownloading the mod?

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Jesusfreak May 6 2011, 5:13pm replied:

Go to the Darkest Hour main website.

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Bluehawk Feb 4 2011, 7:46pm says:

I'm going to be Canucking it up to an obnoxious level when Caen comes out.

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TheTommy Feb 3 2011, 8:48pm says:

You guys should really start to update the British like you did the Americans. It is sad, and unjust that you focus on one side while The British and Canadians did so much as well.

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Warluster Jan 21 2011, 1:07am says:

For anyone interested in taking a look at this mod, there is a gameplay blog over at Gamers United which details the experiences in Darkest Hour, and why it is worth downloading. Worth checking out for the veterans and potential players!


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BonKerz Dec 31 2010, 8:42am says:

are there still live servers for this mod? I don't think I've seen any in a long time.. I'd like to play it though!

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Zookerman Aug 28 2011, 3:56am replied:

I've joined a server with 71 players in it today. This game blows my mind.it just feels like you're in a real battle. It's so much better than the console crap I've been playing (Modern Warfare 2,Battlefield Bad company 2,etc). Graphics don't mean s*** when the game is this good. Because I've played this mod,I'm going to cancel my Battlefield 3 preorder.

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tman29th Jan 3 2011, 6:00am replied:

There's still 2-3 full at any given time, good days 4-6. For US, EU and Aussies.

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