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Stronghold 1.4

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A Classic RTS Game That Needs Critical Thinking to Win a Battle

By Sam James

On Monday, July 13, 2015

If you are a real-time strategy enthusiast, then you should try Stronghold. Although, I think this game is a bit old since it was released a number of years ago, I still find this game very enjoyable, and its gameplay is not that boring. It has different types of game modes and campaigns that make this game more interesting and exciting. In this game, your focus is to conquer your enemies, but before you make a move, you need to have sufficient resources first and expand your armies, so you will have enough units to fight. Most importantly, you need to have a deep strategy to defeat your enemies. For me, the graphics are not that striking anymore because we all know that there are new RTS games out there that have a better graphics than this one, but gameplay-wise, it is undoubtedly one of the finest RTS that I have ever played. Overall, Stronghold is a classic real-time strategy game that never gets old. You just keep coming back and play this game more.


  • It has different game modes and campaign
  • Its gameplay is easy to learn


  • Its graphics is a bit outdated



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



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




For what are you going to use the program?
  • i love to play strategy games as i played old version of stronghold and latest age of empire so want some action game to make my own kingdom

  • Destressing while I am not bothered with ridiculous amounts of coursework for university. Just playing for a little fun on the side that is all.

  • For me. I love playing games so I am searching strategy game like age. I got google search and it said stronghold So I am going to use this program

  • for relaxation and leisure time, whenever their is some available or extra time of the day after chores, it would be nice to play the game once in a while.

  • i'm going to use this program to play a strategy game that i like so much which's name is stronghold because i really can't find it elsewhere

What similar programs have you used?
  • Stonghold Crusader and some other games about doing the castle stuff and sometimes I walk my dog with a car and skate to my aunts to get ice

  • would like to play the game cusader try regester but wont go threw onlie cuoplew of times what am i doing wrong need hel-p please playayed this game before really like stronghold

  • Hello, I'v already have used the game "Age of Empires" on PC and Stronghold 1.0 in Cd-Rom there is four years, that is my answer, thanks !...

  • program that i have used is empire because it's similar with it in building the strategy and war but its more realistic within graphic and war

  • Stronghold Crusader, Legends, Caesar and Age of Empires. I don't know what more to say, I've answered the question as best I can - is this a con ?

What do you like most about this program?
  • this program is very good and keep working like that . also we need some new things in this kind of game i wish to you all the best . from ma

  • gameplay is really good. i like the multiple varieties in troops and the castle building process. game is also challenging, but not too much

  • this program is very simple, rich though I have just decouvrire, what my atire most is the presentation, good luck and good continueté..merci

  • what do you like most about this program beacuse is a very beautiful game in the world and he recorded my infanzia ecco non mi rompete il cazzooo

  • war in this game looks awsome with swords shilds and horsesand so on you can build staff attack some guys win more loots to make your empaier bigger

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.

Dynamic gameplay

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

If you like playing these games, we recommend you some alternatives of the same family: Stronghold Legends and Stronghold Crusader Extreme.

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