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Through the Darkest of Times

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73

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72%

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Available on:PCJan 30, 2020

Developer: Paintbucket Games

Publisher: HandyGames

Genre: Strategy

Dark times mean fear and risks. The risk to be caught by patrolling National Socialists, looking for people who publicly stand against their point of view. The risk of being beaten up or even killed by the German military because we‘re opposing the regime. The risk of losing everything, including our loved ones. This is how we live. This is how we try to survive. Through the darkest of times. You are the leader of a small resistance group in 1933’s Berlin, of ordinary people, from Jews to Catholics and Communists to Patriots who simply can’t stand aside. Your goal is to deal with small blows to the regime – dropping leaflets to spread awareness about what the Nazis are really up to among the people, painting messages on walls, sabotaging, gathering information and recruiting more followers. And all of that while staying undercover – if the regime’s forces learn about your group, the life of each member is in grave danger. Through the Darkest of Times is a historical resistance strategy game, focusing on conveying the somber mood of the period and the very real struggles of average people living in the 3rd Reich. Historical accuracy means that your small group of resistance fighters will not change the outcome of the war, nor will you prevent all of the Nazi’s atrocities, but you can certainly do everything in your power to save as many lives as you can and oppose the fascist system wherever possible. FEATURES: Experience the Darkest of Times in 4 chapters Fight for freedom, weaken the regime and lead your resistance group Plan activities, find collaborators and try not to get caught Feel the weight of responsibility as you make difficult decisions and face the dire consequences Beautifully illustrated expressionistic scenes and events

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PC Gamer

87 / 100
PC Gamer

A superbly crafted game that serves as storyteller, teacher, and concerned friend.

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Through the Darkest of Times is a harrowing, narrative-driven strategy game with a history lesson for today.

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Complex themes and a gameplay that really conveys the story: Through the Darkest of Times may be a simple game, but it's worth your time.

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Not many games have you play the underdog from beginning to end. It's tense, and each passing day keeps you on edge. You'll be emotionally invested in trying to keep your members, friends, family, and even strangers safe as you make choices that will shape your life and their future. Although a second playthrough doesn't hit the same way emotionally as the first, it's still a fantastic title to understand the heart-wrenching reality of that period.

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