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Darkest Days

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Darkest Days:

Fight for human kind against an unstoppable horde of machines!
An advanced AI created by scientists went terribly wrong when it started creating an army of drones to fight against us... Now it has taken over the galaxy and the last remaining planet under our control is being attacked. Earth is about to be destroyed!

Basic Controls
WASD to Move (Arrows work too, but are not recommended)
Mouse to Aim
Left-Mouse to Fire
K,Enter, or Esc open/close Skill Tree

Skill Controls
1,2,3,4 Quickly select a new Active Skill
Spacebar to use your Active Skill
E: Shockwave hotkey
R: Laser hotkey
T: Teleport hotkey
F: Frenzy hotkey

Keeping with tradition, this is my submission for my birthday this year.
Leave feedback! ( Any ideas on improvements or additions are welcome. )

Be sure to try out the Active Skills!
Enjoy ;)

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Fantastically addictive.

This has got to be one of my favourite games ever posted online, I have wasted so many hours trying to see just how far I can get.

The gameplay is perfect, it is very fast paced with a decent difficulty curve and I find that after stage 10 the enemies really start trying to kill you. By stage 20 every single key you press has to be precise or you will likely lose half your life and when you get to stage 25 almost nothing you do will make a dent in the enemies forces as they spawn faster than you can take them out and you can get overwhelmed in a matter of seconds.

The look and sound are what first hooked me to this, it has a very retro feel to it but with a modern touch which just seems to be perfect for it.

The story is interesting even though I can't help but think of The terminator everytime I play it.

The only problem I have with the game just happens to be one of the things I like most about it, the game cannot be beaten. In a desperate attempt to beat it I used a cheat program and sped through the game with all upgrades and had no real challenge until I got to the early 20s when even with everything unlocked I still had to think and react at lightning speed. I eventually made it to stage 36 before my computer could no longer handle it and my browser froze.

Thank you so much for creating such a fantastic game, I eagerly await a sequel.

JoUBG responds:

I love this review. Although, you haven't seen anything yet, my friend. :)

Great game

and most issues have been mentioned, but there is one thing I haven't seen. It would be nice to have an autofire option, it's not like you get a score bonus for accuracy so it would be easy on the index finger to be able to not hold down the left mouse button the whole time.

JoUBG responds:

Good idea, thanks for the review!

Fun but..

Add some colors to the shapes and explosions. Like laser could be purple, frenzy orange or red, etc. Awesome upgrade system though. Also, a couple extra lives would be nice. But mostly this game really needs some color.

JoUBG responds:

For the most part the game was only to have accent color, but I do think there could be more of it. I'll mess around with the graphic style and try to add some more color in the next game. Thanks for the review!


reminded me of a cross between asteroids and centipede. whoop de doo.
graphic intensive game? geez.
every level is exactly the same. every enemy is similar with teensy differences.
played once enjoyed til level 7
wont play again

JoUBG responds:

I don't think making it to level 7 qualifies you for complaining about the diversity in challenge :)


Damn this game is so freaking addicting. I've been trying to find the right build for hours now! Keep it up. I want a sequel.

JoUBG responds:

Thanks dude :)

Credits & Info

4.09 / 5.00

Dec 1, 2010
8:22 PM EST