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FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader (Windows)

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Firefly Studios' Stronghold Crusader is the standalone expansion pack to the 2001 Stronghold. In Stronghold Crusader the player can play as either the legendary Richard the Lionheart or the formidable Saladin. A mix of real-time strategy and city-building games, the game's desert setting requires strategies adapted to the environment and its lack of water. There are 50 skirmish missions to be fought in sequence. The 25 units include assassins, archers and fire throwers, and (in something of an anachronism) allow for suicidal charges.

As with the original Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader includes a scenario and map editor. Multiplayer with up to 8 players is available via LAN or over the Internet.

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FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows Main menu
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows A castle. Zoomed out view.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows Loading
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows You can press the default key "Space" in order to have a better view on the units you posess. This can also be useful when selecting units behind a wall (inaccessible without this trick)

Alternate Titles

  • "Twierdza: Krzy┼╝owiec" -- Polish title

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A fun real-time castle building game. Tony Maki (12) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Oct 08, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot Oct 03, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Nov 03, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Oct 01, 2002 79 out of 100 79
CanadianGamer Jan 31, 2003 79 out of 100 79
Strategy Informer Aug 11, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2002 77 out of 100 77
PC Gamer UK Nov, 2002 76 out of 100 76
PC Zone Benelux Nov, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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The Bonus CDs were provided to individual retailers for an incentive to consumers to purchase that specific chain's version. Notable figures Sheriff of Nottingham, King Phillip and Emperor Frederick were provided as detailed AI opponents - along with their unique castles for the player to skirmish with.


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Lady_of_Magick (246) added FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader (Windows) on Oct 22, 2002