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  • Summary: In Darkest of Days, you'll get to experience some of the most varied gameplay ever released in one title. Thigns will never get stale as you travel to distant times and fight alongside people from that time period. Fighting in Antietam (the bloodiest day of the American Civil War) feels much different than fighting on the side of the Russians at Tannenberg (where the Russians withstood 140,000 casualties in WWI). [Phantom EFX] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. A few clever mechanics and great weapons against a backdrop of surprisingly immersive Civil War and WWII battles. [Oct 2009, p.87]
  2. Darkest of Days is unable to carve out a place in history and memory of lovers of first-person shooter. The absence of an elaborated IA reduces the value of the product and makes you feel even more the lack of a multiplayer segment, further reducing its longevity. However, the title may be pleasing to fans of time travel and lovers of historical accuracy.
  3. Darkest of Days also features very little content - there is only a single-player story mode to wade through that has very limited replay value.
  4. Darkest of Days ends up being a mediocre FPS. The production values are severely lacking, but under the hood you can see that the developers really tried. This is only the second game produced by 8monkeylabs, hopefully their future games will have a more polish.
  5. The premise is great, the big set-piece battles are fun, but everything else is boxed within dated design concepts from which other titles have long evolved.
  6. The ideas were there, but Darkest of Days doesn't deliver where it counts.
  7. Darkest of Days is a below average first person shooter that tries to capture the player with a "Timecop"-like story, but the monotonous game fails to capture the players interest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. BobRoundal
    Sep 10, 2009
    Amazing for an indie game. This isn't the kind of indie game where it's a constant struggle to eek out any fun or it's only for a niche market, the fundamnetal gamepaly is enjoyable. You can just breeze through it if you're a casual and want to ignore the story. Expand
  2. josephn
    Dec 19, 2009
    this game was great for the amount of people on the battle fild at once never listen to the big shot reviwers all they care about is how good the company that made the game is like on cod that game could have so much btter and this was a low buget game for all the fun i had knock out the blue guys to a prison break level and to see this game get a 5.4 this game was so much btter then the reveiwer set it up to be there were no story telling part expect you talking to dexter and that on lady well codwm 2 annt good at all theres noneing new on it and it had a bigger buget then drakest of days but darkest of days had btter ever thing then codm2 did this game need mp then it well be perfect this is what i do when i m bad about something i go on darkest of days and kill injuns or in the future solders or breaking out a prison Expand
  3. Sep 24, 2010
    just wow a very very nice game full of action with some nice futuristic weapons and authentic ww2 weapons nice graphics and funny to play a game with a new idea is so fun to kill Spartans with the assault rifle that i can do that all day Expand
  4. ZsomborB
    Sep 12, 2009
    I've expecting this game since the first time I heard about it. I think the storyline holds a really interesting concept, and the fact that you can spice up the civil war with an action rifle is just priceless. In my opinion, it's just about time to stop developing graphics engines and selling them in boxes, YES I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU CRYSIS. The technological presentation of the game is overall completely okay, altough the controls feel a bit weird, it's not difficult to get used to. Overall, this is a nice game, and I like playing it, this is the first step towards creating ACTUAL GAMES. Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2012
    I found this game to be very unique and interesting to play. While not a AAA title and in some parts this is obvious the game offers something different and I think they have done this quite well. Expand
  6. BenK
    Nov 17, 2009
    Although there are many many problems i enjoyed it. I liked the idea and a lot of the gameplay and there were moments where i had alot of fun. People cant get past the abysmal reviews they need too. Expand
  7. Jul 27, 2013
    This game is an atrocity, yes it has a lot of innovative ideas, but none of that matters when you fail to implement it properly!

    Lets start
    with the story, I wont lie I didn't play past the first few levels because of this. From what I recall, you were a cow-boy in the frontier fighting off native warriors, but you are eventually pulled through a warp in time... yeah that makes complete sense, get pulled from your roughneck world to a futuristic world full of advanced technologies that you somehow know to use!

    Beyond this point it was full of story-breaking loopholes, and unanswered questions.

    The Story is bad, now they should redeem through game play right? Wrong, the game play is very stiff and not innovative at all compared to the ideas that were advertised with the games release.
    The enemy AI is a very sad thing to see, constantly getting stuck or glitching across the map into your face. While you are surrounded by allies that cannot do a thing, and I don't mean a small squad, no you are surrounded at some points by MASSIVE armies, that do nothing but stand in your way, blocking any action and causing incredible stress to the system. I hate to imagine how it would affect a computer.

    To call it short, the game play felt like I was playing call of duty but without good controlling.

    Well that is my rant for the day, sorry to ruin your day mate.

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