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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wav Jun 4 2009 says:


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cyoung Jun 6 2009 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 replied:

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

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Dragunov_SVD Jun 4 2009 says:

Darkest Hour Beta 3.0 will be coming out on June 5th over steam. Forums.darkesthourgame.com

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mikejkelley Mar 23 2009 says:

Can some1 tell me what happened to Aeneas2020? I've lost his email, so if somebody could pm it to me, I'd appreciate it.

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Tacomanrules Mar 14 2009 says:

for some reason the mod wont work for me Wut do i do?

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aQKilla1 Mar 5 2009 says:

I wonder if they will make a pacific theater It would be nice to fight the Japeneese In the jugles xD

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Fallschirmjäger. Feb 19 2009 says:

Yea no idea too,as had added to friends list here and on the darkest hour forums.And sent some pm's and no reply i think last year,like gone offline for some reason,no pc,internet conection etc...?.

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mikejkelley Feb 19 2009 says:

Can some1 tell me what happened to Aeneas2020? I've lost his email, so if somebody could pm it to me, I'd appreciate it.

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Fallschirmjäger. Feb 13 2009 says:

All this new stuff is due soon right,so another big update,patch or so,hundreads of MB.And at top says Darkest Hour Official Release - 31st January 2009,that was just that latest news on about right?.

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Zirty Feb 6 2009 says:

Call it just darkest hour in case you include japanese.

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nemesis1993 Feb 5 2009 says:

Head over to Darkesthourgame.com for more news and updates, the game is no going to be called Darkest Hour: Normandy 1944, due to Maps in Belgium, with battle of the bulge, and In Holland 'Operation Market Garden',instead its gonna be called Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45. Jus thought i'd say it to you all before it gets posted here :).

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