Summary: If managing the day to day activities of gathering food and resources, ensuring the inns stay full of ale and drunkeds, building great castles and digging moats, all the while fending off bandits and enemy troops is up your street, you should consider moving into stronghold avenue! Stronghold gives an insight into castle life in the middle ages during a period of civil war.
Pros: Easy to play, great medieval music, lots of replayability and easy to use castle builder.
Excerpt: "Stronghold was probably the first PC game that I got addicted to. The game may not appeal to everyone out there but I personally found the game amazing and was a great game to be apart of. The game itself as a medieval war based game in which the storyline is based upon the king being captured, and dukes taking over England. The dukes have dominated the land and killed your father in the process as he was fighting them in the honour of the king. ...
Pros: One of the best Castle - sim games ever created !
Excerpt: "...you aren't playing the game. Stronghold is also a reliable game since it has comparatively few errors. Despite what is said in the system requirements, this game will run on Windows XP, and there are few computers that won't run Stronghold. For the military campaign, the storyline is you are in a country that has been fighting invaders. You have little territory left from which to expand outwards. The campaign starts off simply, and becomes harder ...
Excerpt: "Stronghold involves lots of destrcution and chaos caused by your warriors of combat. These range from archers to battering rams and all are good at their seperate thing. Some killing, some making, some smashing walls down and some just don't do anything really ! I bought mine from game for £14.99 quite a while back so i guess the price ahs depreciated vastly since then. I estimate that it can sell for £5.99 or so now and you should look in shops ...
Pros: Amazing attention to detail in graphics and sound aswell as gameplay - all round superb game
Cons: stalls as it takes up vast memory and multiplayer must be through gamespy arcade
Plenty of fun in medieval warfare & castle running
23 June 2003
Excerpt: "...it, I’ve been excited about Stronghold — and worried about it. I thought the idea of a SimCastle-style game was a great one, and an in-depth RTS siege game had just as much promise. But could developer Firefly Studios bring these two distinct elements together into one cohesive and entertaining whole? Well, yes they did. The military campaign ramps up nicely from building small, wooden forts and defending them against incompetent foes, ...
Pros: A nice city sim and a fun RTS; excellent military mode; charming graphics/music
Cons: Facile economics model; can be somewhat static at times; anemic multiplay
Summary: Stronghold is an excellent Strategy game. Those who like Age of Empires will definitely like this game. Stronghold is set in the medieval years of castles and knights. There are many game modes available: Economic Campaign: Play the economic campaign through many missions where you have to collect as many resources as you can and build up a strong castle. Military Campaign: Play the military campaign through over 25 missions and follow the storyline with narrative.
Pros: Excellent sound and graphics, Excellent stroryline
Stronghold (PC): Medievil mayhem:siege warfare haha what fun!!!!!!!
30 June 2002
Summary: So another medievil war game, you no you love it. Theres more to it than war of cause, build up the economy, punish the criminal threat with duncking pools and cut there heads of with the chopping block. That will make them run for there cash. In the game stonghold there are a variety of things to do. There are two modes military mode and economy mode.In the military mode there is another selection of things to do.
Pros: great gaming, a selection of skirmish levels, Its addictive
Excerpt: "If you really want to enjoy a full fledge strategy game,where you are the king in the castle ages,your strong hold awaits you in strong hold,in the game you have to keep your economy on track as well as have to show your metal to your enemies,u put taxes on your peasants to bring money and the second option is trade,produce and sell,if your people are happy with you your popoularity will increase and vice versa.and if your popularity decreases people ...
Pros: a full strategy + living graphics + own command + castle ages= 100percent entertainment
Excerpt: "Stronghold is a new release from FireFly, letting you take the role of a medieval lord in olde England (and Wales). It takes the guise of a RTS (real time strategy) game and you control both your military forces as well as having certain economic decisions to make. The crux of the game however, and my main reason for wanting the game, is that you can design and build mighty castles. Ever since I was a small child I have loved to visit these ancient ...