Through the Darkest of Times

3.7
724 reviews
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Teen
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About this game

🏆 German Computer Game Award “Best Serious Game”
🏆 German Computer Game Award “Best Family Game”
🏆 PGA Poznan “Best International Indie Game 2019”
🏆 Welcome to last week’s Best Indie Games 2018 “Best Story”
🏆 German Computer Game Award “Best Studio (Paintbucket Games)”
Nomination: BEST GAME in the category "Game for Impact" of The Game Awards

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.


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

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

© HandyGames 2020
Updated on
Jan 22, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

3.8
679 reviews
Roxanne 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.
62 people found this review helpful
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HandyGames
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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Renamis Hallensbane
October 16, 2020
Fantastic game, but the selection bug makes it almost unplayable. Sometimes if you try and proceed or cancel a mission the game will assume you want to click on a character instead of the prompt, and it's impossible to proceed without restarting the app. If that bug is fixed it's a 5 star game. Great story, good gameplay, horrible bug.
22 people found this review helpful
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HandyGames
December 7, 2020
Hey there, there was an issue with devices using Smart-Pens. 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

What's new

Fixed crash at start on Android 14