YMMV / Darkest of Days

  • Game-Breaker: Extended mags and fast reload upgrade works this way, especially for pistols. You can behave like you are wielding full-auto weapons, while everyone else is with muskets or bolt-action rifles.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: Any mission that features the player as one man in a 100-man army, going against another army. Which is most of them.
  • Narm: The AI for the game - while bad AI in video games is nothing new, the AI is so bad here that enemies won't look at you EVEN WHEN YOU'RE STABBING THEIR TEAMMATES. Nothing quite like a tense battle that gets ended in seconds by you simply walking over and meleeing the enemy to death.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Wounded soldiers screaming for medics and trying to drag themselves away from the battle, citizens of Pompeii screaming as the volcano erupts or you burn them to death with the FMG.
    • The concentration camp.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Wow, you can go to any conflict in history? Too bad for the majority of the game they only explore a single battle from either The American Civil War and World War I, with only brief, single-mission detours late in the game to just before World War II and then the destruction of Pompeii.
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