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Stronghold (DOS)

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Mixing the gameplay of Civilization and similar games into real-time and with a 3D view, players must build up a small village in the Dungeons and Dragons fantasy universe into a Stronghold. How much micro-management you wish to do is up to you; the computer can take care of much of it.

You recruit and train Fighters, Thieves, Clerics and Magic Users to venture out and claim more land and resources, which include removing hostile forces. Take control of food supply and the production and management of buildings including castles, markets and magic schools.

Your victory condition is based on your alignment: Lawful players must advance to the rank of Emperor, Chaotic players must destroy all enemy strongholds, and Neutral players must do both!


Stronghold DOS You're not alone. Monsters have lairs, and the more intelligent ones will even construct cities of their own.
Stronghold DOS Attacking a monster lair
Stronghold DOS A Taurus who enjoy mass destruction. D&D stats are kept for each monster you encounter.
Stronghold DOS For achievements in both city management and combat, you receive titles.

Alternate Titles

  • "Stronghold: Kingdom Simulator" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

A truly revolutionary game that is head and shoulder above the competiton. Eric Post (2) unrated
A classic strategy, a prelude for the genre John Woolly (2) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Excellent combination of several gaming elements. gametrader (229) unrated
Awful, simply awful Kate Jones (453) unrated
If I could only have one game this would be it!!!!!......!!!!!! Jerry Mills (1) unrated

Critic Reviews

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker Sep, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Sep, 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1993 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1993 9 out of 12 75
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1993 69 out of 100 69


Topic # Posts Last Post
Wrong GOG link 1 Simon Dor (16)
Feb 22, 2014


Although some may consider them overly simplistic compared to Advanced Dungeons&Dragons rules, Stronghold performs well with the bare bones Dungeons&Dragons rules. That's the reason why there's only three alignments and demi-humans' sole 'jobs' are their 'race'.
Tony Van (2681) added Stronghold (DOS) on Nov 27, 1999
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