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Darkest of Days

Windows - 2009

Also available on: Mac

Alt name Самый чёрный день
Year 2009
Platform Windows
Released in United States, Worldwide (2009)
France, Germany, Russia (2010)
Genre Action
Theme Historical Battle (specific/exact), Prison, Regional differences, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Publisher Akella, Phantom EFX, TGC - The Games Company GmbH
Developer 8monkey Labs, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
Tested on Windows 10
4.29 / 5 - 42 votes

Description of Darkest of Days

If you haven't played Darkest of Days or want to try this action video game, download it now for free! Published in 2009 by Akella, TGC - The Games Company GmbH, Phantom EFX, Darkest of Days (aka Самый чёрный день) is still a popular regional differences title amongst retrogamers, with a whopping 4.3/5 rating.

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How to play Darkest of Days Windows

Install & play guide (for ISO version):

  • Before installing the game - download and install Nvidia PhysX Legacy Drivers, even if you have AMD videocard. The game uses PhysX engine and will not work without installed PhysX
  • Mount the .ISO disc image. You will need the utility for mounting disc image files, like WinCDEmu, UltraISO, Alcohol 52%/Alcohol 102% or Daemon Tools Lite
  • As alternative - you can extract files from .ISO image if you have installed WinRAR. Right click on .ISO file -> Extract files. After that just launch the installation with Setup.exe
  • Install the game
  • Install the patches
  • Optionally install NoDVD
  • Launch the game and play. If the game doesn't run - open the directory with the game and find darkestofdays.exe. Right click on darkestofdays.exe - Properties - Compatibility - Set "Run this app in compatibility mode with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7"

Repack installs automatically, all patches and PhysX installer are included.

The game has been tested on Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10, works fine. The game supports widescreen and ultra-widescreen resolutions

Comments and reviews

Madman 2024-04-12 1 point

Installed the RG Mechanics repack with no issues. Thanks!

Joe S 2023-10-25 0 point

Apparently it's just not possible to get this to work on a newer machine with a newer AMD video card. Damn! I bought this game a while ago when it came out but my PC was too crappy to play it. Now that I live in the future I thought I'd finally give it a shot!

AMDBlackScreen 2023-09-15 3 points Windows version

If you have a newer AMD video card, it probably won't run on your system. Black screen whenever you try to load a mission. The problem is AMD's shitty OpenGL support in their Windows drivers and NOT PhysX (assuming you installed the included redist).

There's a handful of OpenGL wrappers out there, however I could only get Mesa3D to work. And that one translates to software rendering which is of course way to slow for Darkest of Days unfortunately!

Alienfirefox 2023-04-28 2 points

Nice game

just use the nocd crack for the cant find cd message

NanaSLAYER 2023-04-15 -8 points

works great on Win10. Good Graphics, but overall is bad game...

GREPINITE 2023-02-21 -3 points

For everyone having a black screen when playing the game (because you have a AMD card), that easy:
You only need to change the graphic card you choose for the game ( you can choose your CPU )
-setting/display/graphic setting
And then change to low performance and this should work well.

PCGAMER90 2023-01-25 7 points Windows version

Works great on Win 10 (played the repack version). Also surprinsingly good. This game is infamous for getting bad scores, like a 5 from Gamespot and IGN, and a 2 from Destructoid. I don't know what those people were smoking, but this is, at worst, a 7. It's very fun, has large levels, some cool set pieces, a few interesting mechanics (active reload, non-lethal grenades to avoid killing certain people in history), some interesting futuristic weapons, fun shooting, a decent length and sufficient variety. It's a shame they didn't include a multiplayer mode, as battling with your chums on historical maps, with historical or futuristic weapons (or both) would have been a lot of fun, but this itself is not enough to fault the game.

If you are a FPS fan, this game deserves a try.

POE 2023-01-18 1 point

Seems 99% of people that are commenting are on the FPS game pages, damn

MateusAuri 2023-01-06 0 point

yeah I was actually waiting for it to go on sale... then I was pretty bummed out to see it suddenly disappear
apparently it was delisted because the publisher closed doors and there was no company left to manage the sales, yet somehow the developers are still around under a different name, but doing some sort of 3D modeling software or something like that

Stoutlander 2022-12-31 0 point

I set the game to windowed mode and, for some reason, the mouse is completely unresponsive in game.

How do I fix it?

joe 2022-12-16 4 points

This game is much better than I expected it to be to end up here!

madbum 2022-08-14 -2 points

downloaded but cannot open..says insert DVD...need help...

RD 2022-07-31 2 points Windows version

Works great on Windows 10. Its legit

jjc 2022-06-22 -5 points

como lo descargo en mi pc quiero jugarlo

xoyv 2022-06-16 -1 point

was going to make a comment, buy yeah, TURNS OUT the game was de-listed from steam

oh well

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Windows Version

DownloadISO Version of original DVD English version French version German version Italian version Spanish; Castilian version Russian version Japanese (ja) version 4.4 GB DownloadRepack by R.G.Mechanics English version Russian version 914 MB ManualEnglish version 656 KB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Darkest of Days, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdNoDVD English version French version German version Italian version Spanish; Castilian version Russian version Japanese (ja) version 2 MB PatchInternational patch v1.04 English version French version German version Italian version Spanish; Castilian version Russian version Japanese (ja) version 49 MB PatchInternational patch v1.05 English version French version German version Italian version Spanish; Castilian version Russian version Japanese (ja) version 182 MB MiscLevel Editor English version 55 MB DemoDemo version with 2 missions English version 740 MB

Mac Version

Archive includes a cracked version 1.0.5 of the game. We have not uploaded the patch 1.0.6 for Mac version because it cannot be used with the cracked v. 1.0.5. Visit MacintoshGarden page of the game for more details about Mac version.

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