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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.

Screenshots

FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows The skirmish game screen. Here you can start a skirmish game, select your opponents, allies and more. In the image we have a classic arabic vs. crusader lords game :) 2 Teams.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows The Crusader Trail is technically a campaign, divided in quite a lot of missions.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows As usual in the Stronghold games, AI characters can send you messages.
FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader Windows In the Crusader Play menu, you can select to play either a skirmish game, or a Crusader Trail.

Alternate Titles

  • "要塞:十字军东征" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "Twierdza: Krzyżowiec" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

A fun real-time castle building game. Tony Maki (12) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Level Dec, 2002 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania.de Oct 01, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Armchair Empire, The Dec 15, 2002 8 out of 10 80
CanadianGamer Jan 31, 2003 79 out of 100 79
Game Watcher Aug 11, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Gamer UK Nov, 2002 76 out of 100 76
Joystick (French) Oct, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Factornews Oct 29, 2002 7 out of 10 70

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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