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Stronghold
6.7 out of 10

Stronghold

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Overall 6
6.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 4
4.0
Storyline 6
6.0
Originality 8
8.0

Love in the Middle of a Fire Fight

RPGamer
21 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Winter Wolves is a company known mostly for visual novels. Its games stress the importance of narrative and choice, giving players options governing the ways in which stories can be told.
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Overall 7
7.0

Planet Stronghold

Gamezebo
6 May 2011
  • Summary: Become a space hero and choose your destiny in Planet Stronghold.
  • Pros: Tense, engaging combat system. Relationship system is interesting. Multiple endings add replay value. Game generally rewards exploration
  • Cons: Battles can feel very long. It’s easy to get in over your head by going places you’re not supposed to be yet. Plot is a little thin given the emphasis on replaying. Parts of the game are repetitive.
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Overall 7
6.8
Gameplay 7
7.0
Funfactor 6
6.0

Stronghold Collection

Digital Chumps
23 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The Stronghold series starts out strong, but goes south fast. I’m surprised I didn’t make the connection to the Stronghold games to the Anno (Dawn of Discovery) games as they play out in a similar fashion.
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Stronghold HD

Hooked Gamers
7 August 2005
  • Conclusion: Judging the game as a modern day release would be folly. It cannot stand up against recent strategy titles (few as there may be) and it does not have to. I have to look at the value that the HD version offers over its original and the pricing as well.
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Overall 8
8.2

Stronghold

Game Over Online
7 February 2005
  • Excerpt: Castle building sims have been few and far between. From the handful of titles that have graced shelves over the era of computer gaming, very few were memorable enough to be recalled today. Of these, the one that stands out was Lords of the Realm 2.
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Overall 8
8.4
Gameplay 10
10

Stronghold

Gameguru Mania
14 November 2004
  • Excerpt: Stronghold is a kind of sim-castle set in post-Norman England, which combines much of the gameplay elements of Zeus, Age of Kings and The Settlers (No wonder because the founding members of Firefly Studios worked on the Caesar and Lord of the Realms games). So what's is unique on this game?
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Stronghold

The Wargamer
22 December 2001
  • Excerpt: "Stronghold combines the best of the city-building and real-time strategy genres. The economic and population modules convincingly reflect the basics of everyday life in the Middle Ages. Most importantly, this game takes these important and complex details and makes them fun to handle."
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Expert Review

The Wargamer
22 December 2001
  • Excerpt: "Stronghold combines the best of the city-building and real-time strategy genres. The economic and population modules convincingly reflect the basics of everyday life in the Middle Ages. Most importantly, this game takes these important and complex details and makes them fun to handle."
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Overall 9
9.0

Stronghold is Strategy and Structure Amid Medieval

GIN
3 December 2001
  • Excerpt: A man's home may be his castle, but if you want to keep your Middle Ages home safe, then it better be a stronghold. Fans of the old Castles series will be overjoyed to discover a new realtime castle building sim for their PC.
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Overall 8
7.6

Expert Review

GameSpot
2 November 2001
  • Summary: Stronghold is both a real-time combat game that focuses entirely on castle sieges and a village-management simulation in the vein of Zeus or The Settlers. The subject matter alone gives Stronghold a leg up.
  • Pros: N/A
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