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FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 (Windows)

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The sequel to Firefly Studios' acclaimed castle building and management sim offers 3D graphics and many new gameplay elements. It retains the mix of a construction/ management game with real-time strategic combat in which the player either lays siege to his opponents or defends his castle against them.

The campaign is again divided in two parts: the more peaceful part in which management is the primary concern of the player, and the military campaign in which the player fights to restore order to the troubled kingdom of England. However, there is some limited fighting in the peaceful campaign (mostly beasts and bandits) and the player must definitely know how to build a good economy to support his army in the military campaign.

The game also offers additional modes of play, such as Kingmaker, Free Form play, multiplayer skirmish and others. There are also many ready-made historical castles which the player can either besiege or defend.


FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows The main menu shows a detailed 3D model of the Castle Lord
FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows Ladders meld into walls and soldiers into one another...
FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows This is how the units look at maximum zoom in.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows A military scenario victory screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "要塞2" -- Chinese title (simplified)
  • "Twierdza 2" -- Polish title

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So close to being impressive... Kyle Levesque (932) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamigo May 10, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Apr 29, 2005 80 out of 100 80
JeuxVideoPC.com May 09, 2005 15 out of 20 75
PC Action May 09, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2005 6.75 out of 10 68
4Players.de Apr 29, 2005 65 out of 100 65
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 05, 2005 62 out of 100 62
GameSpot Apr 28, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59
ActionTrip May 04, 2005 51 out of 100 51
GameSpy May 03, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2006 - Most Sophisticated Patch in 2005 (because it was included as extra CD in the game box)

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Silverblade (1410) added FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 (Windows) on May 24, 2005