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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Four years.

It has been nearly four years since Darkest Hour has recieved an official update. Today, that changes.

Darklight Games is extremely proud to finally announce the release of Darkest Hour 6.0!

I would like to personally thank a couple of team members by who made this update possible.

Andrew Lett, our level designer, for his tireless efforts and enthusiasm, even when tasked with the monumental amount of work required to update and modernize over 30 levels by hand!

Matt Hands, of the programming team, for the staggering amount of bug fixes and enhancements made to the vehicle code, and of course for diligently (and exhaustively) documenting every commit!

Other special mentions include Peter Klinger, Piotr Lukasik, Torben Hensgens and Ian Campbell. Of course, we also thank our faithful testing team whose efforts have helped make this the most stable and bug free version of Darkest Hour since it's inception.

This is not our last hurrah. Darklight Games will continue to update and modernize the game on a significantly more regular basis. We will provide more information on this in the coming weeks, but for now, we can't wait to play with all of you!

Those interested can find the change log here.

Long live Darkest Hour!

Sincerely,
Colin Basnett
Darklight Games

Public Testing Begins June 20th!

Public Testing Begins June 20th!

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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...

Improving Mortars

Improving Mortars

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To me, nothing in our game more terrifying than being pinned down by machine-gun fire while the whistle and thundering explosions of incoming mortars...

Vehicle Passengers & Update FAQ

Vehicle Passengers & Update FAQ

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We are adding passenger positions to all vehicles! Passenger positions have existed on many vehicles in the game for a long time, but nearly half of the...

Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 Returns!

Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 Returns!

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After 3 year hiatus, former developers return to breathe new life into award winning mod.

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Darkest Hour June 6th 2008 Trailer

Darkest Hour June 6th 2008 Trailer

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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

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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

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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

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The Christmas 2007 Teaser Trailer for Darkest Hour.

Dog Green Teaser Trailer

Dog Green Teaser Trailer

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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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Hokipoki
Hokipoki

is there any other servers alive than 29th and jolly rodgers tank server ? i dont feel like playing in those servers because some admins seem to be way too strict.

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dunadan101
dunadan101

I'm so disapointed by RO2, Tripwire really ****** up this time ...

I wish so much you guys could port this mod on RO2, so much win. :')

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BabylonDemolitionist
BabylonDemolitionist

"so much win" ? -_-

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cpt.franz
cpt.franz

is there a way to play this mod without steam?

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Shurek Creator
Shurek

No. You must have Steam with Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 installed in order to play Darkest Hour.

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destroy22980
destroy22980

Theres a bug i found. The driver controls don't work. I was in a king tiger and the WASD keys did'nt do anything.

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Shurek Creator
Shurek

It's not a bug. Press the the primary fire button on your mouse (usually the left mouse button). That will start the tank's engine :)

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Valamis_PL
Valamis_PL

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
PcPEdelweiss

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
NathanH97

Probably the best mod I've ever played.

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