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 Sep 13th, 2014

Darkest Hour is back!

It has been nearly 3 long years since Darkest Hour has seen an official update. Despite there being no plans for future updates, the game and our community has endured. As developers, it is inspiring for us to see that even in the wake of newer titles in recent years, Darkest Hour keeps bringing people back for its unique brand of game-play.

It’s with this inspiration that we have decided to continue official development of the game.

Our goals for this coming update are exciting and numerous. Aside from a staggering amount of quality-of-life changes and bug fixes, the update will also include brand new maps, game-play elements, vehicles and infantry tools which will add greater depth to existing levels and enhance the way the game is played.

Player input is important to us! As such, we will be open about our development process by keeping you in the loop on exciting changes and additions as they are being made. As always, we invite any and all feedback and discussion on our forums!

We look forward to the weeks and months ahead as we share the development journey with you, and we are excited to breathe new life into this game we love so much.

See you on the battlefield!

The Darkest Hour Team

P.S. Note that the Darkest Hour team is now separate from the Festung Europa team and that we are not taking any development resources away from Jackboot Games.

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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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DeadlyDad Nov 17 2010, 12:08am says:

The final release is less than three months away, and there are some *seriously* sweet new toys coming, including the Jumbo (a *very* tough nut to crack, even from the front) and M8 Greyhound (which can kill most German tanks from behind with only 2 point-blank shots, and can flank you before you even know it's there.)

BTW, if you want to know a little more about what this mod is all about, check out this review: Pcgamer.com

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Zaqq_the Nov 1 2010, 10:33am says:

this mod is epic

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Rny Sep 14 2010, 11:16am says:

A "Pershing" would be sweet to see in this mod.

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DevilDog982 Jun 18 2010, 4:43pm says:

The update sucks, now i cant play any game! DH buildings Text Mismatch. Forget this mod, going bact to the original.

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skittlesareyum47 Apr 23 2010, 6:38pm says:

about time they update this page

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skittlesareyum47 Mar 27 2010, 6:50pm says:


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JBG_ExoCet Mar 30 2010, 11:49am replied:

I think you will find we released our last update on the 16th August 2009.

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sir-mr-dr-professor Feb 16 2010, 5:18pm says:

Hey when Red orchestra Heroes Of Stalingrad comes out do you guys plan on making Darkest Hour for it?

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blu_magic101 Feb 15 2010, 3:07pm says:

for some reason when i install it and try to play an error mesg pops up

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skittlesareyum47 Feb 4 2010, 10:00pm says:

update please? honestly what the hell

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