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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 Combat is confusing due to the total lack of clipping.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows Ladders meld into walls and soldiers into one another...
FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows The Keep can be a simple wooden hall or a grand stone tower.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold 2 Windows A siege at maximum zoom-out.

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 (932) 2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars2.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Powerplay May, 2005 80 out of 100 80
IGN Apr 30, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67
4Players.de Apr 29, 2005 65 out of 100 65
PC Player (Denmark) Jun, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 22, 2005 12 out of 20 60
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Armchair Empire, The Jul 31, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Apr 28, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59
GameSpy May 03, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
1UP Aug 02, 2005 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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