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
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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 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
i want use this programe for playing not more and its a multiplayer game i have two pc to play this game please let me installed then i will fi
Nostalgia, I once owned the game and now I feel like playing it once more. Also testing it to maybe see if its gameplay is compatible with windows 8.
this program is very simple, rich though I have just decouvrire, what my atire most is the presentation, good luck and good continueté..merci
gameplay is really good. i like the multiple varieties in troops and the castle building process. game is also challenging, but not too much
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
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