Having previously launched on PC and mobile, it’s now time for Xbox One gamers to lead the underground resistance, taking an alternative look at World War II as Through the Darkest of Times delivers turn-based strategic gameplay to the masses.
Priced at £12.49 and available right now for Xbox One players to download through the Xbox Store, Through the Darkest of Times comes about via the HandyGames team, thrusting us back multiple decades as we get the chance to stand up to the German Reich.
Acting on instint and staying alive is the main goal here, as your team of everyday heroes goes about resisting the surge without taking to the fight. Yep, this is a game that will see us given the opportunity to witness World War II but from an altogether new viewpoint as you lead your procedurally generated resistance group against the might of the Nazi forces. It’s just this time there will be no zombie forces to worry about!
But with a team of just five, you’ll need to be clever, act accordingly, plan for the best and be ready for the worst, as each and every action you take plays a key part in the events of the Third Reich era. Can you lead your team to success?
- Experience 4 historically accurate chapters on your console
- Fight for freedom, weaken the regime and lead your resistance group
- Plan activities, find collaborators and don’t get caught
- Feel the weight of responsibility as you make difficult decisions and face dire consequences
- Beautifully illustrated expressionistic scenes and events
The Xbox Store will happily provide a download of Through the Darkest of Times to Xbox One players should they feel the need, whilst an upcoming review of the game from us should be enough to tempt in those fence-sitters. And of course, if you prefer to play on PC or mobile, you’ll already find the game available on both those formats.
Berlin, January 1933. “Adolf Hitler is chancellor!” We all know where that message will lead to, unspeakable horrors and suffering will come to the world. Too few are standing up against the monstrosity of the German Reich. Will you? Lead an underground resistance group Through the Darkest of Times. In this strategy game, based on historical events, you plan the actions of your fighters. But what can you do? Fight? A whole army, a whole nation against your group of five. So you have to act carefully and win the hearts and minds of the people, gather more followers, gain more support. And most important: stay alive. You are always in grave danger, if the Gestapo (Germany’s Secret Service Police during the Third Reich) finds out what you are doing, you might end up in prison or worse. Plan. Act. Survive. Through the Darkest of Times is a turn-based gaming-experience. You assign your comrades on important tasks: Produce leaflets or write messages on walls to inform the people what the Nazis are up to. Gather intel about Nazi-Operations and make them public. Sabotage. The bolder you are, the higher the risk – but you want to change something, right? Divided into 4 Chapters, Through the Darkest of Times follows the actual events of the Third Reich era, but your actions have a meaningful impact on your life, the life of your group’s members and many people around you. Your members are procedurally generated on each playthrough. They come with different personalities, abilities and views. That makes them more suitable for certain tasks but at the same time more vulnerable. Experience history. Through the Darkest of Times creates a sombre mood. You’ll find out more and more about the cruelty, happening around your group. People disapear without a trace, taken by the official police, sometimes found dead shortly after. There are no good or bad decisions, often you’ll have to choose the lesser of two evils and take the consequences. You will always feel the pressure. Have you been watched during your last operation? Can you really trust that new member of your group? Did you do enough to help that family the other day? Dark times need people with the heads held high, no matter what comes.