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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 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: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Apr 26, 2012
    8
    I found this game to be quite enjoyable, the AI is crap of course and there isn't as many time periods i would like and the graphics are more of an early 360 game like Gun. All in all however i found it to be fun with an entertaining storyline and fun gameplay. My favorite battles were in the Civil War missions and the last mission. there really isn't another shooter anywhere where you can blast a Roman legionnare in the face with a shotgun. In conclusion at least rent this game or borrow it to see if you like it or wait until the price drops and if you do buy it because i want another one of these games to come out. If you are one of those people who just have to have good graphics you are not going to like it, but to me it was a breath of fresh air from all the CODs out there. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Jun 2, 2013
    1
    Holey crap this game sucks a**! Don't even want to talk about this garbage! The graphics are ugly as h**l, the gameplay is boring, and the A.I., oh my god, its the worst A.I. I have ever seen in years! Plus the idea of using a laser sighted assault rifle in the American Civil War isn't really considered as "fun" to me, its just plain cheating! This game's just complete crap. Boy am I glad that I rented the game first! Expand

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