Summary: Stronghold is one of the classic isometric strategy games of yesteryear. Everything you could want from a castle strategy game is here; knights, catapults and keeps. The game works in much the same way any traditional strategy game. You will collect resources such as wood, stone and meat so that you can make more buildings and units. The difference with stronghold is that you need to keep people coming to your castle in order to convert them into soldiers or workers.
Pros: Great fun and different from other strategies
Stronghold (PC): Strategy game that offers something different
28 February 2009
Summary: I may be slightly biased in that I love nearly all PC games of this genre, but this is one of the best. The interface is intuitive and doesn't take long to get used to. The various game modes are perfect for any mood. From military campaigns to free builds. The realism is different from other games in this genre, not necessarily better but different.
Pros: Doesn't get boring. Lots of playing strategies and modes.
Cons: Lack of direct control can take some getting used to. Is addictive
Excerpt: "Stronghold presents you with the opportunity to become Lord and master of your own little world. The game is set within the middle ages. There are a number of different game play options. Strategic missions, Economic missions, single games, free build mode, etc. The main 2 missions are either based on defeating your enemies, (The Rat, The Pig, The Snake, The Wolf) in the battle orientated missions, or you are given tasks to complete in the ...
Excerpt: "I bought this game as soon as it came out on take advantage. What a game it was. First day I had it I dived into the military campaign. (After the somewhat slow tutorial, but they have to look after those new to the genre.) I remember that the first few levels involved fighting off wolves. That was good. I immediately discovered the advantages of using a single mouse button for selection and movement. Buildings were built instantly which was a change ...
Pros: Pretty castles, well balenced troops, solid map design
Conclusion: My friend introduced me to this game a couple of months ago and i was blown away!! I had played RTS games before but they had been on my xbox 360 and admittedly this was the first real time strategy game i had played on the PC, nonetheless it was still amazing! The setting and the interface is extremely well designed and thoroughly enjoyable.
Conclusion: I started playing this game many a year ago. The first thing that sprang to mind: "Wow, much better than Age of Empires". Stronghold is far more realistic that other RTS games, and I'd say much more fun. It even plays with the idea of being a castle simulator, as opposed to an RTS... But the campaign puts it back where it belongs - RTS. The campaign is stunning. The best campaign on an RTS that I have EVER seen.
Conclusion: I love this game.. so much to do, fight skirmishs, build your own castle and town the way you want and see how it fairs under attack.. music cool too!!, attack real castles like leeds castle or defend it and then there the single player campaign..or free build and build a town castle and not worry about being attacked yup there is even a map editor too!!
Excerpt: "stronghold is a mix between age of empires and cossacks. you have to set taxes and build bakeries and granarys to store food in. you can only plant crops on flat low land. it's these little details which make the game good. the people who run these buildings come out of you keep automatically, fast if you popular and slow if your not. you also have to set taxes. the higher the tax rate the les popular you will be and less people will come to your ...
Excerpt: "Stronghold is a game, which has primarily been released for use on the pc and has many advanced features that over games do not. It is a game about constructing and defending your medieval empire for both combat and economic usage. I have found that this game is popular to the people that like to play god sims such as SimCity and constructor. The graphical landscapes are excellent and very realistic in all styles of play with the different grass, ...
Excerpt: "...worth the money strategy simulation. Stronghold was, notable, Firefly Studio's first game, and it immediatly caught the attention of the gaming magazines. It promised the classic 2 1/2 D graphics that we have come to associate with many of the most recent games that we have come to know as 3D. While not fully rendered in the same fashion as some more recent games that currently adorn the market, the graphics in themselves are very good, although I ...