Stronghold is a PC strategy game which is set in England in the 11th Century and consists in building castles and fighting against your enemies.
It is a real-time strategy game which counts with different campaigns and game modes like the multiplayer mode for competing with your friends or other rivals, both human or IA.
The key of the game is to protect your territory against the rival by building more defenses for your fortress or combat your opponents in open field.
In Stronghold you can design and construct your own castle. If you feel attracted by this option, you must know that this game comes with multiple accessory elements such as walls, catapults, watchtowers or traps, among other defensive constructions.
Besides that, you will have to lead your army and train soldiers in order to defend your kingdom. In fact, every time you win a war you are compensate with spoils that you will be able to use to get supplies which help you to expand your territory.
Rule your game's kingdom
You will have to take care of yourself and the rest of your army in order to survive. In Stronghold you are responsible of your area’s prosperity and of the villagers economic situation. For that reason, you will have to collect enough resources, manage them carefully and cover the needs of the inhabitants.
The graphics of this game may be dated. Although the game counts with detailed scenarios and elaborated animations, it can be also true that, in terms of technology, its graphics have been surpassed by some of its competitors.
Alternatives to Stronghold
The first strategy video game lets you to choose between multiple historical characters such as King Arthur, Count Vlad Dracula or Siegfried of Germany.
The second one is set during the Crusades, in the Medieval Ages, and will enable you to manage an army of 10,000 soldiers.
Stronghold 1.4 Features
Stronghold includes the following features:
- Military campaign set in England
- As the King was kidnapped, four Lords have taken control and have split the land into four territories
- Players will play as a commander who has to finish with each one of the Lords
- Single mission combat and scenarios in which players need to fulfill several missions
- Siege mode in which you need to attack or defend some castles
- Free build mode in which you can create a castle with total freedom with no missions
- Built-in editor to create new maps as you want
- Several units with different skills
- Multiplayer mode
For further information, you can check the developer's website .
Stronghold is both a fun and easy to play game. It provides multiple options to build your own castle, combat your rivals and even the possibility of managing a local economy. Take the lead of your area and overcome your rivals fulfilling your missions.
- Varied gameplay
- Customizable: lots of different accessories
- Easy to play
- Graphics look outdated
If you are fond of castle sieges, this game is definitely for you
By Sam James
On Friday, June 12, 2015
I love playing real-time strategy games especially if the setting is during medieval times. The beautiful castles and costumes during this era are truly captivating. This is one of the reasons while I like playing Stronghold. The graphics and animations are great and the developers of this game have truly captured the nature of the medieval period. The resource gathering is also a strong point in this game. You will enjoy developing and growing your economy because of the great detail involved in these tasks. Also, the combat system is quite exciting although there is limited selection of troops. There are various ways to protect your castle. You can utilize pit traps, moats and other items to defend your territory. The soundtracks are great and complement the game’s story nicely. On the other hand, the downside for me is the difficulty to build castle walls. It’s very hard to build because you cannot construct or put items on areas that are not readily visible. You can view from other angles, but certain objects like towers may still block your view. Nevertheless, Stronghold is worth playing because of its balanced gameplay.
- Good graphics and balanced gameplay
- Great story with nice music
- Moving the different units is tiresome
Stronghold is a strategy game that lets you lead a kingdom
By Beatrice Tan
On Monday, September 1, 2014
Stronghold is a strategy game. It is realistic and the storyline is compelling . The gameplay is real-time and it he setting is in the 11th century of England. Stronghold offers different game modes to choose from. You may play multiplayer and interact with human/AI opponents. What I enjoy most in this game is one can create and design their own castles. I find it really creative that they have different accessory materials for construction. Once you are done with your castle you will then have to train your army because your victory depends on the skills of your soldiers. They are the ones in charge to protect your kingdom. The more victories you gain, the more supplies you will get and that will enlarge your territory. You are the commander of your kingdom therefore you have to make sure you acquire sufficient resources and attend the needs of your people, both your army and your residents. If you do not like playing missions, Stronghold has free build game mode in which you can create and modify your own castle without having to finish missions.
- You can create and design your own castle
- Train and lead your people to ensure victory
- Create new maps depending on how you want it
- The graphics are no longer in fashion
Manage and protect your territory as you go back to medieval times
By Daren Garius
On Friday, August 22, 2014
I am fond of real-time strategy games because of the freedom it gives its players. You build a town or manage a territory with the goal of protecting it from your enemies. It is more exciting when you get to defeat or hold off your adversaries using your well-thought strategy. These are some of the points I considered when I chose to play Stronghold. Personally, I prefer building my town and castle rather than repairing an existing one. I find chopping trees, making weapons and mining interesting and fun. Also, there are plenty of weapons to choose from which is great. You just need to adjust your troops during the game depending on how your enemies strategize on attacking your caste. On the other hand, constructing walls is another thing. It is quite annoying. It is mainly because of the isometric view that gives you the difficulty of seeing the gaps in your work. This will pose a big problem since the enemies can easily enter your territory and cause major havoc. Overall, Stronghold is a pretty neat game that I think everyone will enjoy.
- Pretty neat sound and graphics
- Choose from different campaigns and game types
- Certain buildings are not available for some missions