Published by Paradox Interactive and developed by a team of independent developers, Darkest Hour is a grand strategy game featuring a mixture of short and in-depth campaigns set across the darkest chapters of the 20th century, from the outbreak of the Great War up to the onset of the Cold War.
Darkest Hour introduces an artificial intelligence that is able to react to hundreds of different situations simultaneously, along with a dynamic diplomatic system that will allow the player to have a real impact on the course of history.

Features

  • Short and grand campaigns allow players to experience the darkest hours of the 20th century, from the Great War to the onset of the Cold War
  • World map drawn by hand to offer strategic and tactical opportunities
  • Dynamic diplomatic system giving the player greater influence on the course of events
  • Artificial intelligence capable of reacting to hundreds of different situations

Scenarios

Grand campaign scenarios (where it is possible to choose any of the nations involved):

  • 1914 The Great War (starting on June 27, 1914)
  • 1933 Day of Decision (starting on March 4, 1933)
  • 1936 The Road to Another War (starting on January 1, 1936)
  • 1939 Invasion of Poland (starting on September 1, 1939)
  • 1940 Burning Europe (starting on May 10, 1940)
  • 1941 Awakening the Giant (starting on June 22, 1941)
  • 1942 Enemy at the Gate (starting on November 22, 1942)
  • 1943 Allied Invasion of Sicily (starting on July 26, 1943)
  • 1944 Allied Landing in Normandy (starting on June 20, 1944)
  • 1945 Battle of the Bulge (starting on December 16, 1944)

 

Battle scenarios which focus on specific battles or wars and where players can choose between a restricted number of nations:

  • 1904 Russo-Japanese War
  • 1939 Invasion of Poland

 

 

Release Date: April 5th 2011

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

System Requirements: Windows 98/ ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7, Pentium III 800 MHz 128 MB RAM, 2  GB Free Hard Drive Space, 4 MB DirectX-compatible Video Card, DirectX-compatible Sound Card, DirectX 9.0 or Higher

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