Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. The ideas were there, but Darkest of Days doesn't deliver where it counts.
  2. If it weren't for sci-fi elements, Darkest of Days would be indistinguishable from History Channel's Civil War shooters, although this game covers a wider period. Scenery changes, extras don different uniforms, but the lack of imagination is everywhere.
  3. Boring and brief campaign, no multiplayer and poorly executed, Darkest of Days is a nice starting idea with a bad development.
  4. A great concept gone to tragic waste through non-existent AI. [Issue#29, p.54]
  5. 40
    Darkest of Days indeed. This first-person shooter from 8monkey Labs fails on nearly all fronts. A promising narrative setup is roasted over a bonfire of mangled mechanics, poor presentation, and sloppily implemented missions and objectives.
  6. 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.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 104 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. Jul 1, 2011
    6
    I was utterly fascinated with the concept of a time traveling shooter and eagerly picked up Darkest of Days. Right out of the gate my hopesI was utterly fascinated with the concept of a time traveling shooter and eagerly picked up Darkest of Days. Right out of the gate my hopes got a quick reality check.Darkest of Days tries to put you in the middle of the battle and does a good job when it forces you to play the part you've "jumped" into. Most notably, the first Civil War mission really made me feel like I was blending in to not disrupt history and that I was really there. Unfortunately it goes down hill quickly from there. The plot begins to meander quickly with, and the level design becomes worse and worse. I found more invisible wall in DoD than in another game I've played, often in areas that seemed to suffer from serious "rail-shooter"-itis. Darkest of Day's concept is there, but the writing (especially the dialogue) doesn't do it justice. When you are told by a mysterious stranger literally "You are actually working for the bad guys" you can't help but laugh. Your partner's quips are forgettable and his ever present Australian Boony cap is always out of place and almost stands out for everything wrong with DoD. Yeah you (the developer) may think its cool, but does it make sense? I wouldn't mind a DoD2, but put a bit more thought into the story and level design next time guys.

    TLDR: If the concept of killing Prussians with a man portable MIRV launcher is your thing, its worth snagging if it ever goes on sale on steam. Bad level design and bad writing make DoD sadly forgettable.
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  2. Sep 24, 2010
    10
    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 ajust 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 Full Review »
  3. StephenB
    Sep 15, 2009
    3
    It's like the movie Time Cop only worse. While there are roughly 15 missions there are only 3 places to play, Civil War, World War I, It's like the movie Time Cop only worse. While there are roughly 15 missions there are only 3 places to play, Civil War, World War I, and Pompeii. The graphics are subpar yet taxed my machine like it was Crysis. After playing a few levels I dreaded having to pick a Civil War mission. Last time I checked you shouldn't dread anything while playing a game. The story was uninspired and left little to no connection with either of the main characters. The icing on the cake was how short the game was, 5-6 hours of gameplay. Wait for this to hit the bargain bins or just skip it all together, you aren't missing anything. Full Review »