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Developed by a team of experienced modders from the Paradox forum, Darkest Hour is a stand-alone Hearts of Iron game featuring a mixture of short and in-depth campaigns set across the darkest chapters of the 20th century, from the outbreak of the Great War up to the onset of the Cold War. Darkest Hour will introduce a new artificial intelligence that is now able to react to hundreds of different situations simultaneously, along with a dynamic diplomatic system that will allow the player to have a real impact on the course of history.

Darkest Hour will release on the 5th of April for download through all major digital download partners.

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9 comments by Henley on Jul 25th, 2011

The annual Paradox Catalogue sale has rolled around once more for 2011, from July 25th through to July 31st all the Desura supported titles are at a reduced price of 50% off. Paradox has long been a supporter of the Indie and Mod scene with most of the titles having enormous modding scenes like the Mount & Blade series, with great mods like the Darkest Hour game becoming Indie titles themselves.


Cities in Motion

Cities in Motion is a city-based mass transportation simulator for the PC. Players operate their own transportation company, building a public network with a variety of vehicle types, including buses, trams, and subway trains.By meeting the needs of city residents, the player tries to make as much profit as possible. Observing the changing and growing city, as well as the different types of people in it, is key to building a successful and efficient network.


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Cities in Motion: Tokyo 

Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, is one of the largest and greatest cities in the world. It has enjoyed many different eras and experienced changes never seen in the west. Public transport is always a challenge, but Tokyo offers excellent opportunities and exciting new vehicles.


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Dark Horizon

Disaster has taken its harsh grip and the universe is slowly dying. Systems cease to exist and there seems to be no way of stopping the threat. But a rumour is slowly spreading through the galaxy of a weapon against this menace - "the Light Core". The space action game Dark Horizon takes place in a breathtaking atmospheric universe with an epic storyline about the fight for survival.


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Darkest Hour

By fans, for the fans, Developed by a team of experienced modders from the Paradox Interactive forums, Darkest Hour is a stand-alone Hearts of Iron game featuring a mixture of short and in-depth campaigns set across the darkest chapters of the 20th century, from the outbreak of the Great War up to the onset of the Cold War. Darkest Hour will introduce a new artificial intelligence that is now able to react to hundreds of different situations simultaneously, along with a dynamic diplomatic system that will allow the player to have a real impact on the course of history.  


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Europa Universalis 2

Europa Universalis II invites you to a global struggle for supremacy from the dark times of Jeanne D'Arc to the flaming wars of Napoleon. As the leader of a country you have to guide domestic and foreign policies. Engage in religious struggles, set up expeditions to claim the New World, lead your country to prosperity and victory. Send your Privateers to roam the seven seas, muster mercenaries to bolster your defences, and send missionaries to convert infidels to your State Religion.


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Europa Universalis 3

Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy. This epic strategy game lets players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire. Unparalleled in its depth and historical accuracy, Europa Universalis III gives the player unprecedented freedom in how they choose to rule their nation from an impressive choice of over 250 historically accurate countries.


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For the Glory

Take up the reigns of your country, guide domestic and foreign policy, navigate thousands of historical events, engage in various struggles and lead your country to prosperity – all in the name of glory!


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Fort Zombie

Fort Zombie is a focused-scope, casual RPG title in which the game world revolves around a single building – your fort – and the mission specific chunks of the small town that surrounds it. Instead of a major city or a vast countryside, player’s focus their efforts on building up a single structure, finding and training survivors, and venturing out into town looking for supplies.


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Hearts of Iron

Hearts of Iron is the first ever World War II PC game of true Grand Strategic scope. The game map spans the entire world and allows players to take the War to any new front of their choosing. Any nation in the world is playable, but the game focuses on the epic struggle between the great alliances of the new world orders Fascism, Communism and Democracy.


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Hearts of Iron 3

Hearts of Iron III lets you play the most engaging conflict in world history, World War 2, on all fronts as any country and through multiple different scenarios. Guide your nation to glory between 1936 and 1948 and wage war, conduct diplomacy and build your industry in the most detailed World War 2 game ever made.


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Knights of Honor

The opportunity to rewrite history waits for you in this epic, sprawling struggle for sovereignty, dominance and riches. Choose one of over 100 kingdoms and play through the Early, High, and Late periods of the Middle Ages during one of Europe’s most turbulent and fascinating times. Use any number of methods to achieve your goals and impose your will on others, including trade, diplomacy, subterfuge or brute force. Through words or steel, lead your nation to victory and make your mark on history. With numerous allies and foes to contend with and an entire continent to conquer, the path to ultimate domination is no simple feat.


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Mount & Blade

Mount and Blade is a 3D, open-ended, single-player, third- or first-person, computer role-playing game, created and distributed by the Turkish development house TaleWorlds. Mount and Blade has a medieval setting, without any fantasy elements. Mount and Blade is notable for its emphasis on realistic cavalry combat, which was common in the era, but is largely absent in most RPG titles.


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Mount & Blade: Warband 

Mount and Blade: Warband is the first sequel for the action role-playing video game Mount and Blade. First announced in January 2009, the game was developed by TaleWorlds and was published by Paradox Interactive on March 30, 2010. Warband expands on the original game by introducing a sixth faction, increasing the political options, allowing players to start their own faction, and incorporating multiplayer modes.


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Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

With Fire & Sword is the thrilling sequel to the action role-playing hit Mount & Blade: Warband. Be a mercenary or join one of the five battling factions to conquer, destroy or create empires. In an open sand box world you choose your allies, your enemies, what provinces to conquer, what castles to siege and what quests to embark on.With Fire & Sword also greatly builds and expands upon the highly regarded combat system from Mount & Blade: Warband.


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Penumbra: Black Plague

Trapped in a shadowy, underground complex, intrepid explorer Philip continues the search he began in Penumbra: Overture, to discover the truth behind his father’s disappearance. Surrounded by enemies and assaulted by terror from all sides, Philip must collect clues and solve vexing puzzles while combating the gnawing psychological terrors that assail his mind and threaten to strip him of his sanity.


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Penumbra: Requiem

In the puzzle oriented expansion Penumbra: Requiem long lost friends will return and aid Philip on his quest, but can they really be trusted? In the bizarre world of Penumbra: Requiem players will experience another psychological thrill on a level unheard of. This time telling what is real and what is not will be even harder and not always trusting your senses will be essential in order to survive.


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Penumbra: Overture

Penumbra is a first person horror adventure focussing on story, immersion and puzzle solving. Violence and combat is hardly an option - the player has to use wits to guide Philip through his final test, and this makes the series unique in offering a truly dangerous and terrifying experience.


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All it means that your hard earned cash is going much further then before, make sure you do not miss this great sale!

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Twiggierjet
Twiggierjet Sep 9 2012, 7:16pm says:

When can we see some mods for this game here?

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☭Evanp☭
☭Evanp☭ Jan 1 2014, 1:32am replied: Online

Go to the fourms Forum.paradoxplaza.com

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Vergere
Vergere Jun 6 2012, 5:39pm says:

My favorite of its kind together with Victoria 2, but not so heavy for the PC. I mostly like its exact maps (unlike HoI3) and easygoing gameplay.

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mikey1871
mikey1871 Aug 30 2011, 11:35am says:

Iron Cross is MUCH better than Darkest Hour, unless you just want to try a WW1 game. But then Paradox still thinks that HOI3 was worth it hahahahahahaha.

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CheekyBoinc
CheekyBoinc Jul 9 2011, 2:23pm says:

Why is this game so expensive on desura? Its only 9.99 Euro on Steam, Gamersgate, Beamdog, Stardock etc.

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DedicatedGamer
DedicatedGamer Jul 24 2011, 3:57am replied:

maybe it's not standalone on steam ?
on desdura you probably get hoi2

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CheekyBoinc
CheekyBoinc Jul 27 2011, 1:36pm replied:

nope it is a stand-alone game :)

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DedicatedGamer
DedicatedGamer May 7 2011, 5:08am says:

ehh, attacking enemy airbases doesnt damage their planes, just airbase level,will u fix this ?

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aszkanfederation28
aszkanfederation28 May 6 2011, 3:01am says:

how to download this awesome mod??

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fizy45
fizy45 May 15 2011, 8:18am replied:

its not a mod its game which uses HOI2 game engine...

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The best version of Hearts of Iron, i love the events =D

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