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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delta_boy Nov 28 2009, 5:40am says:

how can i install this darkest hour 2.0 mod whitout steam?? please HELP !!

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skittlesareyum47 Nov 29 2009, 10:31am replied:

you cant... you need ro which requires steam... its free so idk whats the big deal... and only takes 5 min to dl or less

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delta_boy Nov 29 2009, 4:29pm replied:

i'm really want to play this mod,how can i get r.o.?

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Tacomanrules Mar 31 2010, 4:13pm replied:

Make a steam account and get it 4 $10

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delta_boy Nov 29 2009, 12:17pm replied:

is r.o. free on steam ?

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USSZim Dec 6 2009, 12:34am replied:

You buy the game for $15

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delta_boy Dec 7 2009, 3:00am replied:

does this mod work with bots ?

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Third.Eye Jan 2 2010, 10:55am replied:

No they are not supported on the stock Darkest Hour maps (I've tried).

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Crazypanzer Aug 7 2009, 7:57pm says:

Ok, I have a problem, in almost maps the bots just simply dont move out off the Respawn Zone! Its very boring, since I cant play with the bots and, second I cant play multiplayer because it says that misses some crap, and if I wnat do unistall the program, it says i cant because of "Darkest hour server". Can you please help me???

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Zupadupazupadude Jul 6 2009, 11:52am says:

its sad that omaha isnt anymore :(

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CSGrey-Fox Jun 18 2009, 6:56pm says:

I just wanna say, that this mod has provided me with the most entertainment that any RO game has given me. You've done a great job with all the weapons and uniforms, everything is great! One minor niggle would probably be with the soldiers faces, but tbh I'm shooting them more than admiring their facial features. Keep up the good work!

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Marcus500 Jun 12 2009, 8:53am says:

The best Red Orchestra mod finally on steam GOOD WORK!

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wav Jun 4 2009, 7:09pm says:


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cyoung Jun 6 2009, 9:35pm replied:

We just got a steam release set up. Hopefully Monday will be available to download.

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Dragunov_SVD Jun 5 2009, 2:49am replied:

*Bzzt* Wrong. Try again, *******.

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