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FireFly Studios' Stronghold (Macintosh)

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3.8
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 3.8


The Press Says

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90
Macworld
Medieval strategy games rarely have universal appeal, but Stronghold is a standout in the genre -- albeit one that has a few warts. With multiplayer gaming, free play, and a variety of play modes that allow you to hone your martial and administrative skills, there's a little something for everyone.
87
IGN
There's a lot of game here and fans of the RTS genre should seriously consider taking this one off of store shelves. It won't be a disappointment.
85
Mac Gamer
Stronghold doesn't have what it takes to compete against classics like Age of Empires II or Starcraft, but offers plenty of grisly entertainment for anyone who enjoys medieval warfare, castle running, or tinkering with a buzzing economy. This game will have a place on my hard disk for a good while to come, and I think most gamers will feel the same way about it.
82
Inside Mac Games (IMG)
Aside from a slightly lame user-interface, virtually non-existent in-game tool tips, lackluster multiplayer options and a graphical glitch or 2, Stronghold is a fine game. Sim fans, builder lovers and RTS junkies all have a home in Stronghold. The game features a solid single-player mode, grand visuals, delightful audio and above all else, IT’S FUN!
80
macHOME
Stronghold is an exciting strategy game that balances new people-management elements with city building and battles. Bold graphics and fun units make up for its interface quirks and the confusion of knowing where you can build. Stronghold is as good as a trip back in time to the Middle Ages but without the uncomfortable clothes.
80
JeuxMac.com
Stronghold est un très bon jeu de stratégie en temps réel qui offre un challenge assez original. C'est le genre de jeu auquel on prend plaisir à rejouer plusieurs fois, d'autant plus que la réalisation technique joue largement en sa faveur. On aura un peu de regret pour la maniabilité qui manque un peu d'optimisation, mais qu'on se rassure, tout le monde obéit au doigt et à l'oeil. La seule chose qui pourrait faire de l'ombre à ce titre, c'est la sortie de Warcraft III, qui se pose comme maître incontesté dans le domaine des RTS. D'ici la sortie en Europe de Stronghold, des légions de joueurs auront déjà jetté leur dévolu sur le grand frère.