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FireFly Studios' Stronghold 3 is a real-time strategy game which mixes up fighting, trading and constructing gameplay. Set in medieval times, the game evolves around castle sieges. In the castle, the player needs to take care of two things: building the castle out of setpieces, e.g. walls and defense measures, and keeping the people fed and happy. The main challenge is to keep a balance between the two: a neglected castle brings no protection against enemies and a non-working settlement brings no taxes. Constructing something needs resources and functioning production cycles.

The game features two campaigns: a trading oriented one in which the player helps Lady Catherine with rebuilding her abbey and a fighting oriented one in which the attacks of the former dictator, the Wolf, have to be driven back. Additionally there are a free building mode and historical sieges.


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GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct 28, 2011 60 out of 100 60
Worth Playing Windows Nov 05, 2011 5.9 out of 10 59
IGN Windows Nov 04, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 28, 2011 54 out of 100 54
GameSpot Windows Nov 28, 2011 4.5 out of 10 45 Windows Nov 18, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 25, 2011 39 out of 100 39
Absolute Games ( Windows Dec 12, 2011 30 out of 100 30
GameSpy Windows Oct 29, 2011 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Destructoid Windows Oct 30, 2011 2 out of 10 20


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