Darkest of Days
Darkest of Days takes the player through time into historic battles in an effort to save key individuals from certain death. The battles range from Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 to fighting in Pompeii as ash and fire rain down from an erupting Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Other locations include the battles of Antietam and Tannenberg, and a German World War II P.O.W. camp. There are different missions in every time period and the game takes about 4 hours to complete.
The game features over twenty weapons, both from the original time period as well as those brought back from the future. In addition, there are artillery weapons from different time periods to assist in battle.
Note: With the PhysX set to Medium or High Darkest of Days take advantage of the NVIDIA PhysX abilities. For that reason we will test ATI cards at the Low preset, NVIDIA based cards though will be tested at Low and High.
Since we don't have an option to turn PhysX off, we have separated our ATI and NVIDIA cards with two different graphs. In saying that, we'll still compare both.
First, against the GTX 285 we can see the GTX 470 completely smashes it. Against the ATI models we again see VERY strong performance. With PhysX turned on making the game look better, the GTX 470 is able to outperform even the HD 5970 at all resolutions.