Summary: This first person perspective shooter is an interesting mix of history and science fiction. There is no printed manual. (one is included on the disc) The game installs easily, no online connection is needed. It is not a long game. It took me about 25 hours to play through but better players could probably do it in considerably less time. It was very stable. I experienced no freezes and only one crash. The game contains a large amount of f-words.
Summary: I would rate this FPS above average. The game play is enjoyable and refreshing-- a modern, full auto mg against muskets is pretty original. The only part of the game I didn't care for was the language but in today's world it will be ignored because, sadly, its so common. Other than that I would recommend this game.
A fantastic civil war game marred by the inclusion of pointless sci fi
12 April 2012
Summary: Darkest of days is an interesting little endeavor- a first person war simulator that delivers battlefields with hundreds of combatants and lush, organic landscapes. The game is spread across several time periods, as the player takes the role of a time-traveling policeman of sorts. Supposedly KIA at Little Bighorn, you are in fact rescued from certain death to right errors in history.
Summary: its really cool how this game is set up. but the gameplay lacks alot. No cut scenes, the combat is weak, and when people run, its like they ignore you and run right into you. the AI is very weak.
Summary: This one looked like fun and started out well but am having difficulties in the WWI mode with the dang gas mask blocking my view of the necessary map to move to the next quest thing....so three stars it is til I figure out the issue on a later update.....
Summary: This game is actually really fun. Reviewers are expecting some Halo/Cod, Rambo crap but this is a methodical historical, scifi, slow paced FPS. You need to have patience, and enjoy history. The muskets are fun, they make you actually aim, I guess people aren't used to having to be careful with shots or having to take cover
Summary: Developed by 8monkey Labs and published by Phantom EFX in 2009, Darkest of Days is a FPS that takes the player through time where you fight in historic battles in efforts to save key individuals from certain death. Battles cover various time periods including the Great Sioux War, American Civil War, World War I, World War II and even during the fiery destruction of Pompeii.
Summary: I was skeptical about a game that has such bad packaging artwork (and a clumsy title) but it turned out to be a lot of fun. The graphics aren't top notch but they aren't distracting either, and an effort was made in numerous places to add detail. Voice acting was often hokey but somehow endearing at the same time. What I liked most were the unusual settings -- Civil War, Pompeii -- and the old weaponry.