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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 16 out of 25
  1. Darkest of Days provides a unique and overall well put together single player campaign. Any fan of action games or time travel mechanics should give this one a serious look.
  2. If Darkest of Days were a film it would make the rounds at festivals, where “flawed but interesting” has its place. But there are no festivals in gaming, outside of the ten games that get selected for spotlight every year at PAX.
  3. The concept is intriguing and the game worlds can be very immersive, but the execution in Darkest of Days falls short of its potential amid control, AI, and other gameplay issues.
  4. There's really no reason to bother with Darkest of Days, especially with a price tag that approaches full retail. There are a few moments that might be memorable, but you can live without experiencing them.
  5. Darkest of Days takes the concept of time travel in an interesting direction, and then proceeds to fumble at every turn. Poor AI and slowdown lead the list of this game's problems, and with so many better shooters out there, this isn't worth the time and frustration.
  6. While the story had potential for creating a cool juncture between history and science fiction, there’s very little flexing of those muscles in the actual product.
  7. Darkest of Days is the worst first-person shooter of this generation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. JoeShmoe
    Oct 24, 2009
    10
    this game has the best storyline ever
  2. BillW
    Sep 14, 2009
    9
    This game was actually pretty entertaining. Yes, it has its glitches and whatnot, but as far as story it was a bit of fresh air. Yes, the main character was a typical FPS main character that never reacted to anything around him or said anything, but to be honest Darkest of Days was still fun to me. I mean it was the company's first title anyway, it's not going to be the perfect game, or game of the year. It was worth playing though. Expand
  3. anonymous
    Oct 7, 2009
    9
    I thought the game was really good. Yes the graphics aren't the best but I still hope they make another game.
  4. connors
    Sep 10, 2009
    8
    This game is great, critics are just giving this a bad review because either its from a developer not heard of or because nowadays, critics compare games to top titles like COD 4 or gears of war. there is no game out like this, obviously it wont compare to cod 4 but its still fun. this game is different and unique and it is worth trying out. Expand
  5. Oct 23, 2011
    5
    The concept would be great if it wasn't for the really really poor execution. Would be a great game if made with the COD engine instead of whatever they used. Expand
  6. PatrickS
    Sep 16, 2009
    2
    I had heard about this game and was like "oh its an FPS where you travel in time. That could be totally rad!" Its honestly unbelievable how many things are wrong with this game. People, this game costs $60. The developer and publisher are saying to you "This is worth as much as any other game", which means yes, this game is directly competing with AAA titles like COD and Halo and whatnot. I would have rated it higher if it were appropriately priced, because this is a budgetware title that will be in the $5 bin within a month. I've had all like 4 friends play this game. After the initial 20 minutes (which are filled with laughs because of how crappy everything is), my friends invariably say "God get it away from me! Expand
  7. TimB
    Sep 18, 2009
    0
    This has to be the worst FPS I have ever played, hands down. No wonder the reviews are so bad.

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