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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Shadow85 Dec 2 2010 says:

When will the AI improve for singleplayer?

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FuriousBystander Dec 2 2010 replied:

There is no real single player in RO/DH/MN/CC. It's a complete waste of developer time adding bots to the maps when 99% of people want to play this game online against real humans.

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JonathanPL Dec 11 2010 replied:

tho again, I agree UT bots suck in everything that's anyhow realism-related.

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JonathanPL Dec 11 2010 replied:

not true, I want bots so I can play with high number of players while most of the Europe is sleeping. Or to play with friends. Or to fulfill server unless we have many players. And theres many more like me, because...

...this game "died" some time ago (most players abandoned the game). At least in the middle of Europe, throughout the day, I couldn't find a decent ping\player number server (there were 2 tank servers, 1 normal with not enough players... and RO have many, many of them). And it's not because my net sucks, because it does not (I can compare with many other games I play), so You can just forget this answer.

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Revo1uzzer Dec 2 2010 says:

yeah, you did a great job, will you start working for RO2 when it is out?

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LeonNet Dec 2 2010 says:

Waiting is hell! Really nice work!

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DeadlyDad Nov 17 2010 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 says:

this mod is epic

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Rny Sep 14 2010 says:

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

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DevilDog982 Jun 18 2010 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 says:

about time they update this page

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