Stronghold Review By TunezEre
Added 22 Apr 2006, ID #8418
Stronghold is a unique cross between a city builder and a real time strategy game. The key to the game is the castle; designing it, managing it and defending it. Each of these elements has its place in sronghold and you will need to consider all of them to become an expert player.
Highlights -Desgin and build mighty castles -Run a medieval economy -Take control of great armies -Siege and be sieged -Devise tactics to vanquish your enemies -Crush your friends online with GameSpy -Create your own scenarios
Reviews -Play a feudal lord in the world\'s most amazing castle-construction set. - PC Gamer -Firefly Studio\'s Stronghold is an exciting blend of strategy and simulation of a quality unmatched by most developers\' first releases. 89 out of 100 - GameSpy -Fans of the RTS genre should seriously consider taking this one off of store shelves. It won\'t be a disappointment. 8.7 out of 10 - IGN
System Requirments Operating System: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP Processor: 300mhz (550mhz+ preferred) Memory: 64MB Hard Drive: 750MB Video: 4MB DirectX 7.0 Compatible Sound: DirectX 7.0 Compatible CD Rom: 8x Speed Modem: 56k(for Internet Play)
Stronghold: The Best Castle Sim
Added 23 Apr 2004, ID #4509
If you ask someone what the best strategy game is, you will probably get some all to well known answer like WarCraft 3, or Age of Empires.
Through many years of gaming, I have realized that the best games are not often the most advertised.
In this case for example, this game holds all major qualities that a RTS (Real Time Strategy) must have. It includes a massive amount of soldiers, many buildable, and destructible, objects and a variety of economy based missions.
The game even includes missions that are solely based on an invasion or building an empire.
Online gaming has hit the top of everyone’s list. This game allows large maps with many armies killing off each other.
Although there are only around 50 people at a time online, it is quite easy to start a major game with friends or even people half way around the world.
Probably the most unique function of Stronghold is the reality in its gameplay.
All troops, structures, heroes and economy are based on the history we know about the medieval ages today.
They even include things like attacking your enemy with boiling oil.
Although this game never made it as big as WC3, it did win some major awards such as Editor's Choice from Computer Gaming Monthly, and it made enough to come out with a new expansion pack.
So if you enjoy RTS games and are bored of your big name brands, try Stronghold for a change.