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Darkest of Days PC Game

  • PHANTOM EFX
  • M - Mature
  • Genre Action
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Model

Brand
PHANTOM EFX
Model
694721010525

Spec

Name
Darkest of Days
ESRB Rating
M - Mature
Genre
Action

Features

Features
Fight in FIVE different Time Periods
Whether its in Pompeii, Antietam, WWI, WWII, or Little Big Horn you will fight with real weapons from the time period. You will battle against enemies that fight in different ways, all reflective of how fighting was done at the time

You will fight against the Confederates (and the Union at times), facing a staggering number of troops, all fighting in unison. Ready, aim...steady men...FIRE!

You will jump from the trenches in WWI to lead an attack against the Huns. You will fire artillery to hit distant targets. You will defend to the last man!

- You will fight in Pompeii, while Mt. Vesuvius is spewing ash and fire into the atmosphere. You will fight amongst a frightened population, fleeing for their lives.

Play From Opposing Sides Of Conflicts
Nearly every time period offers game play from each side of the conflict. In trying to keep history pure, you have to undo mistakes you make, which may require fighting from the other perspective to "mend"

Unleash Hell With Futuristic Weaponry
What could you have done with an automatic rifle during the Civil War, or some futuristic laser sighted pulse cannon in the trenches of WW I? There are times where you have no other choice but to bust out the big guns.

Spec

System Requirements
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

Operating system: Windows XP or later
Processor: 2.0 Ghz or better, dual core recommended
Memory: 768 MB
Hard disk space: 5.0 GB
Video: GeForce 6600 or better, or Radeon 9800 or better

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  • JONATHAN F.
  • 3/9/2010 5:36:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFun Game

Pros: This is a fun game, but not of the caliber of some of the most recent games out there. The concept, going back in time with modern weapons is what drew me to the game. In that respect it worked out pretty good, and overall it's an OK game (for about $20.)

Cons: Voice acting, with the exception of Dexter, stank. It has a very closed in feeling; a very linear progress that worked OK but cheapened the experience. The period guns are neat, and the modern weapons work out OK, but probably could have been better. The AI is somewhat lame, though they will all start targeting you if you get too aggressive. Which adds to that tight path linear progression element. There's only really two time periods, WWI and Civil War, with Indians thrown into one of them. The time period with Romans is more about the opposition than Roman soldiers so it offered little challenge. The storyline is weak and definitely could have used more thought.

Other Thoughts: I like this game and have played it through a couple of times. The hardest part for me "Stairway to Petrovich", where you're in a Zeppelin getting peppered by Germans. I can't get through this on hard mode as the thing invariably blows up. Otherwise it's walk in the park on the most difficult setting. If the AI was better, and it was longer and/or more varied I'd rate this up to four eggs. Graphics are old school so 5 is way off. I'm not a hardcore gamer though so my expectations are somewhat low and this did OK for me. $36 was too much however. Look for this in a bargain bin or something.

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  • DAVID D.
  • 1/14/2010 4:51:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsok

Pros: muzzel loading sniper rifle [i liked that] no drm , no on line accounts , simple eula , internet connection NOT required ,you buy game load game and you play game .. eaven with the buggs and stupid a.i that makes it allright with me ...and no thied party checking in on you when you are playing the game ..scr.ew u steam

Cons: could not get patches to install kinda short kinda easy ,, dumb a.i , controal set up

Other Thoughts: 2ed review after i finished the game i dont mind supporting games that dont make me sign my rights away,get an account just to load there game [steam] , or have online account to play there game

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  • DAVID D.
  • 1/9/2010 3:29:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs???

Pros: DID NOT PAY $36.99 SEEMS OK FOR A TIME KILL SHOOTER A $20 GAME AT MOST $10 WERE IT SHOULD BE

Cons: JUST DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY HERE
overwrites newer drivers and programs with old ones [not good] 1/2 but keyboard controals will try patches and see i seem to get stuck in map and cant finnish map crazy i guess i'll start it over and do objectiyes in the right order to compleat

Other Thoughts: got nvidia cards in sli with latest physix drivers 8800's with settings on high barely gets going with physix set to lowest setting runs good dont know whats up with that

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  • ken h.
  • 12/15/2009 11:52:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGood times

Pros: This is a scripted first person shooter with missions in several different time periods (Civil War, World War 1, World War 2, etc.).

It was fun using the authentic weapons from those time periods and it was also fun using newer weapons in those early time periods. I especially enjoyed the Civil War missions.

During certain points, there are a lot of enemy bots on the screen at once, with many different ways to kill them. Waves and waves of enemy bots!

The graphics were good also. The landscape and scenery for each time period seems very authentic and looked quite good to me.

Very quick load times between missions (less than 5 seconds).

Cons: One thing that could have been better was the quality of some of the sounds in the game. I thought the weapons were not represented very well by the sounds they made. Yes, I'm being picky here.

It seemed a little short. I finished it in less than 20 hours.

Other Thoughts: Just finished the game and I will replay it at least one more time. I played it with the highest difficulty ("hair on my chest" setting), with all of the eye candy cranked all the way up. Good times!

My system.......
ASUS A8NSLI Deluxe
Opteron 185
2GB KHX3200 DDR
Creative XFi sound
HD 5970 video
Vista 32
21" CRT 1920x1440

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  • Trevor H.
  • 10/7/2009 8:21:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsgreat game but big issues

Pros: cool story-line, great idea for a game. some cool guns too.

Cons: i still dont get it, but this game is almost unplayable on my system because of terrible frame rates. what i dont understand is how my system can run crysis on high and very high at around 25-30 fps, but this game at about 5 fps. it mainly doesnt make sense because of the games graphics, which look about the same as medal of honor allied assault...

Other Thoughts: the AI is also terrible. i really wish this coulda been a good games, but it isnt.

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