Through the Darkest of Times

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
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PC Gamer

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87 / 100
Feb 11, 2020

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

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8 / 10
Feb 7, 2020

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

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8 / 10.0
Jan 29, 2020

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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80 / 100
May 7, 2020

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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Jul 4, 2020

This captivating game, which immerses players in 1930s Berlin, is an essential reminder of how fascism takes root and grows

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8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2020

The Night is Darkest Before The Dawn. Through the Darkest of Times is an interesting strategy game that combines the storytelling of a visual novel with the tactics of a war table planner. The art style is striking in its simplicity and the music provides an immersive ambiance. The game's focus on telling the story of the fight against the Nazis from the inside offers a compelling plot and plenty of character moments that draw you in.

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82 / 100
Feb 22, 2020

The management and RPG style made me think of a digital board game like Antihero, but really it plays more like a visual novel — a genre that leans hard on player interaction to involve you in the story. And in that, Through the Darkest of Times was quite effective.

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PC Invasion

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 13, 2020

Through the Darkest of Times tells a compelling, historically grounded story of German resistance fighters who stood up to the Nazis. Its sensitive handling of difficult subject matter makes it a great game for anyone interested in a serious, emotional treatment of Nazi Germany. Unfortunately, the somewhat shallow strategy gameplay falls behind the deep themes.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2020

Through the Darkest of Times is a game worth trying if you are willing to forgive a slow paced and repetitive gameplay, in exchange for an exciting and very detailed history lesson. Those who prefer to get rid of the Nazis with a BFG 9000 should definitively look for something else.

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7.2 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2020

Through the Darkest of Times is not surprising, it's fun and different from normal, but it won't capture the attention of a larger audience.

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