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Stronghold Crusader Extreme

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Stronghold Crusader Extreme is a PC strategy game which is set in the period of Crusades, during the Medieval Ages.

This is the updated version of Stronghold: Crusader, a video game which allows you to recreate the historical facts of the medieval crusades. Besides, while playing it, you can choose between real or fictional characters.

New functions

Compared to its previous edition, it includes remarkable features. Stronghold Crusader Extreme allows to create an army up to 10,000 units, new buildings and missions.

These facts allows you to count with useful elements while fighting against your enemies such as request reinforcement from your own army, set up a field hospital or call the engineering team. In addition, this PC game allows you to play by yourself against the computer but also spend a good time with your friends, as it supports a multiplayer online mode with a maximum of seven opponents.

Similar alternatives to Stronghold Crusader Extreme

If you like playing strategy games, there are other alternatives like Age of Empires II Gold Edition or Command and Conquer: Generals.

The first one is set during the Middle Ages, after the fall of the Roman Empire. It is very realistic and provides the player a wide variety of civilizations, such as Vikings, Celts or Byzantines, among others. Besides that, the game includes five campaigns in which some historical characters are involved, new scenarios and ways of battle.

The second one is another real-time game in which you can take the role of a member of one of these three powerful armed forces: United States, China or an Islamic terrorist organization. This game also supports both multiplayer and single modes.

Stronghold Crusader Extreme Features

The main features of this game are listed below:

  • Tactical powers to confront your enemies: Arrow Volley, Field Hospital, Reinforcements, Engineers, Macemen, Call for Knights and Rock Volley
  • A bunch of enemies to fight against: The Rat, Saladin, Sheriff, Sultan, Lionheart, Nizar, The Snake, Marshall, among others
  • Many different troops to play with: Archers, Crossbowmen, Pikeman, Swordsmen, Laddermenm, Assassins, Fire Throwers, etc.
  • 20 playable missions and maps for single and multiplayer modes
  • New buildings
  • Extreme Mode which confronts more units (up to 10000 units)

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Conclusion

Stronghold Crusader Extreme is a PC game which has integrated many new features to loyally reproduce the facts which took place between the 11th and 13th centuries. The gameplay has been improved as well as the general game details.

You can only play the first levels

Pros
  • 20 different new missions
  • Single and multiplayer modes
  • Special tactic powers
  • Full of action
  • You can enrich the game with free patches
Cons
  • Some users think that graphics look a bit dated

USER REVIEWS

A Much Better RTS Game with Lots of Challenging Battles

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Stronghold Crusader Extreme is an expansion of the 2002 Stronghold Crusader with some numerous additions likes maps, challenge modes and others. Though Crusader Extreme is a bit old, I still find this game entertaining. It is an RTS game that is set in the Middle East with somewhat striking environment that you will enjoy. It delivers a new level of combats compares to its previous versions. I like its unusual concept because most of the RTS games focus on offensive strategies while this game focuses more on defense and resource management. Plus this edition has a sense of humor which I think quite appealing. Unfortunately, I find its graphics too outdated since it has the exact graphics as the first Stronghold Crusader. It is stuck with 2D settings with poor texture. The sound is also the same as before. Nonetheless, Stronghold Crusader Extreme is still a fine game with lots of challenging battles. If you are a hardcore RTS gamer, you should try this one.

Pros

  • It has lots of new missions
  • It provides new level of combat

Cons

  • The graphics looks too outdated
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Conquer and expand your territory with this real-time strategy video game

By Sam James

On Friday, July 18, 2014

I am fond of playing real-time strategy games. You have to think hard and plan your next move in order to win the battle. Among the many RTS games available in the market, Stronghold Crusader Extreme is one of my favorites. I had played the earlier versions so I was thrilled when this one came out. The setting and time for this game were during the Crusades era and takes place in the Middle East. The new missions in Stronghold Crusader Extreme are quite challenging even for hardcore fans like me. The Crusader Extreme Trail which has twenty missions is so hard that it’s difficult to reach the next level. I also noticed that the graphics and sound have not changed that much. I thought there will be enhancements but I was disappointed. Nevertheless, the game will keep you entertained. It’s nice to be the lord of the kingdom and build your territory. Your strategy in handling the economic chains in your kingdom and how you perform in each mission will determine your victory against your enemies.

Pros

  • You can fight with 10,000 units
  • Introduction of extreme trail mode

Cons

  • Game is a bit dated
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