Darkest Hour: Europe '44-'45 is an independently developed Western Front modification for Tripwire Interactive's acclaimed first-person shooter, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. Distributed via Steam.
With Red Orchestra 2 right around the corner, you might overlook the games that fueled its' success. Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 introduced gamers to a realistic and tactical World War II combat experience on the battlefields of the Eastern Front. Darkest Hour then freely provided to these eager masses, the battlefields of Western Europe and the epic campaigns waged by each faction to liberate or control Europe.
Darkest Hour is a game which allows the player to participate in many of the significant and historical battles from Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge and everything inbetween. There's nothing quite like crawling your way through a field with the distinctive sound of an MG-42 firing, and the snap of the bullets hitting all around you. This mod has detail, from to the authentic *ping* of your M1 Garand as the last round in your magazine leaves the chamber, down to the sheer terror of watching a tank slowly rotate it's cannon towards your firing position.