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FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows Pigs cannot be fed to peasants, but are served on feasts for guests.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows "I get the feeling we are being watched, milord!"
FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows This is how the units look at maximum zoom in.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows Defending a historic castle against the AI.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

So close to being impressive... Kyle Levesque (621) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Gameguru Mania Jun 05, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Gamigo May 10, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Games (Germany) Apr 29, 2005 80 out of 100 80
PC Powerplay May, 2005 80 out of 100 80
4Players.de Apr 29, 2005 65 out of 100 65
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Armchair Empire, The Jul 31, 2005 6 out of 10 60
ActionTrip May 04, 2005 51 out of 100 51
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 2005 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Awards

  • 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 (1421) added FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 (Windows) on May 24, 2005