Through the Darkest of Times

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About this game

Through The Darkest of Times has been nominated for the best game in the category Game for Impact of The Game Awards 2020! We're happy to be in but of course, we need your vote to reach this goal! You'll find more info on The Game Awards website!

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.

Plan, Act, Survive
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.

Experience history
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.


● 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

Supported languages: EN / DE / FR / ES / JP / RU / ZH-CN

© HandyGames 2020
Updated on
Nov 25, 2020

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527 reviews
Fearless Leader
May 20, 2022
Truly remarkable game! The thinking and motivation of my character, as the leader of the local German resistance - is pure and accurate for the time. I read a lot about WWII and Hitler. This game falls right in place with the feel and going ons of the time. I have no issues with the controls or running of the game. The game is a joy to play. I play on my tablet, playing on my phone I found the map and some smaller print hard to read. Game earns 5⃣ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ !!
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Roxxy Geisenheimer
October 24, 2020
I love the premise, plot, design, and mechanics. It's a beautifully simple game (much like 80 Days). I would give it 5 stars if it weren't for glitches that render it basically unplayable. The 5th person in my group is in the way of the confirm button, so I can't schedule missions! If I click him, he gets bigger and bigger until he fills up the screen and I have to log out! Click response is also excruciatingly slow/unpredictable. Please, don't let these easy to fix issues kill your game.
43 people found this review helpful
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December 7, 2020
Hey there, and sorry for the trouble. There was an issue with devices using Smart-Pens. We think we fixed it in the new patch, have you already tried to update the game and see if that issue is resolved for you? Kind regards, HG-Support
Jason M
January 18, 2021
The controls are horrible. The responses don't always reflect the choice made, especially when it's a critical choice. And twice now someone has been arrested after they died. Which drops morale twice. I get it that 'indie' games have glitches here and there, but not ones that completely degrade game play. And some objectives can't be achieved. They require things that never appear. I can't even imagine what Resistance Mode would be like if Story Mode is this difficult.
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What's new

Fixed problem with not touchable buttons on devices with stylus support