Summary: I bought this product because medieval warfare games are fun and the game play looked cool. I like this product because it was a Castle Sim and it was about the Crusaders. This product lets you build your own castle or fort and defend against the enemy, it shows most of the building they had back in the middle ages like Fletchers unlike other games.
Summary: This is, without a doubt, the greatest game I have ever played. I started playing it over 8 years ago, and it is the ONLY game which I have continued to play at least every few months for such a huge period. I can't really explain, but it just has this great feeling. I was really hoping stronghold 3 would be like this, but it appears they decided to remake stronghold 1.
Summary: Listen to the users and not the critics on this game as this is by far underrated. A great cross between an RTS game and a sim providing more realism. While the AI are fairly predictable this game can still be very challenging, especially when undergoing the crusader trail which requires you to perform certain tactics in order to establish a foothold to win that level.