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FireFly Studios' Stronghold 3 is a real-time strategy game which mixes up fighting, trading and constructing gameplay. Set in medieval times, the game evolves around castle sieges. In the castle, the player needs to take care of two things: building the castle out of setpieces, e.g. walls and defense measures, and keeping the people fed and happy. The main challenge is to keep a balance between the two: a neglected castle brings no protection against enemies and a non-working settlement brings no taxes. Constructing something needs resources and functioning production cycles.

The game features two campaigns: a trading oriented one in which the player helps Lady Catherine with rebuilding her abbey and a fighting oriented one in which the attacks of the former dictator, the Wolf, have to be driven back. Additionally there are a free building mode and historical sieges.


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Worth Playing Windows Nov 05, 2011 5.9 out of 10 59
IGN Windows Nov 04, 2011 5.5 out of 10 55 Windows Nov 02, 2011 10 out of 20 50 Windows Nov 02, 2011 49 out of 100 49
GameSpot Windows Nov 28, 2011 4.5 out of 10 45 Windows 2011 4 out of 10 40
TheSixthAxis Windows Oct 29, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov 25, 2011 39 out of 100 39
Absolute Games ( Windows Dec 12, 2011 30 out of 100 30
GameSpy Windows Oct 29, 2011 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30


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