Dark and Darker

Great for Quick Sessions
Diverse Characters
An unforgiving hardcore fantasy FPS dungeon PvPvE adventure. Band together with your friends and use your courage, wits, and cunning to uncover mythical treasures, defeat gruesome monsters, while staying one step ahead of the other devious treasure-hunters.
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This is an Early Access Game

Early Access games are still under development and may change significantly over time. As a result, you may experience unforeseen issues or completely new gameplay elements while playing this game.

You can play now to experience the game while it's being built or wait until it offers a more complete experience.

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Free-To-Play Version!

The free version of Dark and Darker allows players to create one character and play Normal mode on all maps, complete quests, and build a stash of loot! Players who enjoy their time with the free version and want to experience everything the game has to offer can upgrade to the full version for 15 Redstone shards (equivalent to $30.00). The full version of the game includes access to the High-Roller mode, where players can equip their hard-earned gear to take on even more dangerous dungeons and increase the stakes. Players will also gain full access to the marketplace where they can trade with other adventurers, 9 total character slots, and the Shared Stash!
We hope that this version will give players a chance to experience some of what Dark and Darker has to offer and to give players who have not played since the playtests a chance to see what's new before they dive into the full edition.
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An Unforgiving Hardcore First-Person Fantasy Dungeon Adventure.

Unfathomable fortunes await the brave and the foolish willing to delve into the devastated depths of an ancient citadel. Band together with your friends and use your courage, wits, and cunning to uncover mythical treasures, defeat gruesome monsters, while staying one step ahead of the other devious treasure-hunters. Once you’ve plundered your riches, now comes the hard part, getting out alive. Find the hidden escape routes before the ever-expanding darkness reclaims your riches and your corpse to her irresistible hoard.
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Irresistibly Classic

Dark and Darker aims to capture the wonder and awe of classic fantasy adventure games. We stand on the shoulders of giants and strive to pay respects to the traditions of the genre. We hearken back to the old worlds where danger lurks around each corner, but where courage and adventure are rewarded with untold riches.

Choose a role, party up!

Team up with friends and assemble a party to increase your chances of survival. Choose from a wide array of timeless fantasy roles and build the perfect three-person squad. Play as a brawny barbarian holding the frontlines while your sharp-eyed ranger friend fires arrows from afar and your merry bard sustains morale with a lively tune.
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Unforgivingly Hardcore

Dark and Darker is a world of high risks and high returns. Explore a mystical underground fortress where the dangers are unrelenting and even the smallest misstep can result in death. Sound judgement reaps huge rewards, but death carries a heavy penalty with the loss of all your loot.

A focus on First-Person Combat

Dark and Darker strives for high immersion. Adventurers must use their eyes and ears like you would in the real world. Players must target, track, and aim against the countless challenges they encounter. We supply a wide array of close combat weapons that each have unique patterns to learn and master. Strikes to the head and back do critical damage. Knowing how to properly wield each weapon gives the player an edge to survive in this harsh world.
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Old Magic

Magic is a powerful but unwieldy force in the world of Dark and Darker. Mastery requires long incantations, special skills, the right channeling equipment, and a tactical eye. Spells must be timed and aimed for maximum effect. For the magically uninclined, tinkering, knowledge of special equipment, and a little foresight can help level the field.

Comfort in the Shadows

The darkness is your friend in this unrelenting setting. Turn off lights and use the darkness to hide from foes or set up ambushes. If the tides of battles take a turn for the worse, blending into the darkness can lead to a stealthy retreat.
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Discover hidden portals to delve deeper and deeper underground and uncover the most hideous monsters and invaluable artifacts. All the riches you collect are for naught if you can’t make it out alive. Find a rare exit before the dark swarm comes to collect your soul.

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Epic Player Ratings

Captured from players in the Epic Games ecosystem.
This game is
Great for Quick Sessions
This game has
Diverse Characters
This game has
Challenging Combat
This game has
Competitive Players
This game has
Quickly Understood Controls
This game is
Highly Recommended

Dark and Darker System Requirements



OS versionWindows 10, 11 64-bit
OS versionWindows 10, 11 64-bit
CPU3.0 GHz Quad Core CPU
CPU3.6 GHz Quad Core CPU
Memory8 GB RAM
Memory16 GB RAM
GPUGeForce GTX 1060 with 3GB of video RAM or Radeon RX 580 with 4GB of video RAM
GPUGeForce RTX or Radeon RX 5600 or above
DirectXDirectX 11
DirectXDirectX 12
Languages Supported
  • Audio: N/A
  • Text: English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), Russian, Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain)
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