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 By pressing the right mouse button, you can use 4 options. Variating from "Lower Ground" to "Zoom Options"
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows My ultimate castle. A Tower-wall Anomaly :))
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows Popularity affects the gameplay. Peasants will soon leave your castle if the popularity falls below 0.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows In the Map Editor, you can design and play your own maps.

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

Critic Reviews

Level Dec, 2002 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2002 85 out of 100 85
IGN Oct 08, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
CanadianGamer Jan 31, 2003 79 out of 100 79
4Players.de Oct 01, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Game Watcher Aug 11, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2002 77 out of 100 77
PC Gamer UK Nov, 2002 76 out of 100 76
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 02, 2002 15 out of 20 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Extras

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