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Mixing the gameplay of Civilization and similar games into real-time and with a 3D view, players must build up a small village in the Dungeons and Dragons fantasy universe into a Stronghold. How much micro-management you wish to do is up to you; the computer can take care of much of it.

You recruit and train Fighters, Thieves, Clerics and Magic Users to venture out and claim more land and resources, which include removing hostile forces. Take control of food supply and the production and management of buildings including castles, markets and magic schools.

Your victory condition is based on your alignment: Lawful players must advance to the rank of Emperor, Chaotic players must destroy all enemy strongholds, and Neutral players must do both!


Stronghold PC-98 Demolishing in process!
Stronghold DOS Rookie. Each one of your men (and women) are kept track of in classic D&D style, from their humble beginnings...
Stronghold FM Towns Title screen
Stronghold FM Towns Have you payed your... THAX

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Stronghold: Kingdom Simulator" -- Tag-lined title
  • "D&D Stronghold: Kingdom Simulator" -- GOG.com re-release title

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User Reviews

A truly revolutionary game that is head and shoulder above the competiton. DOS Eric Post (2)
A classic strategy, a prelude for the genre DOS John Woolly (2)
Excellent combination of several gaming elements. DOS gametrader (233)
Awful, simply awful DOS Kate Jones (480)
If I could only have one game this would be it!!!!!......!!!!!! DOS Jerry Mills (1)

Critic Reviews

PC Joker DOS Sep, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Play Time DOS Oct, 1993 82 out of 100 82
PC Zone DOS Nov, 1993 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Score DOS Jan, 1994 72 out of 100 72
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 69 out of 100 69
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) DOS Feb 20, 2021 4 out of 6 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1993 Unscored Unscored


Topic # Posts Last Post
Wrong GOG link 1 Simon Dor (54)
Feb 22, 2014



Although some may consider them overly simplistic compared to Advanced Dungeons&Dragons rules, Stronghold performs well with the bare bones Dungeons&Dragons rules. That's the reason why there's only three alignments and demi-humans' sole 'jobs' are their 'race'.
Contributed to by Cavalary (11270), Tony Van (2855), Terok Nor (33080) and Unicorn Lynx (181409)