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Stronghold Crusader Extreme is an enhanced re-release of Firefly Studios' Stronghold Crusader.

Besides version 1.2 of the original game, it also features a separate executable which includes completely new content. This includes the so-called Extreme mode for skilled players, in which the limitation on how many units the player can have at the same time has been increased to 10.000, as well as new support powers that appear to the right side of the screen. In addition, Barracks and Mercenary Posts produce military units periodically and automatically. This mode exists both in singleplayer and multiplayer. A new Crusader Trail with 20 missions is present, as well as 30 new skirmish/multiplayer maps, the three previously downloadable AI opponents and all the previously exclusive content from Stronghold Warchest (five AI opponents and the Warchest-specific Crusader Trail missions).

Stronghold Crusader HD (versions 1.3 and newer) is a high definition version of the 2002 game FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader and its 2008 enhanced re-release Stronghold Crusader Extreme. It introduces high resolution support to the game and allows the player to zoom out and view the entire battlefield on a single screen. For owners of the original game, there is an official HD patch to upgrade that version, free of charge.


Stronghold Crusader Extreme Windows Attacking archers
Stronghold Crusader Extreme Windows A knight in close combat.
Stronghold Crusader Extreme Windows mission briefing
Stronghold Crusader Extreme Windows Enemy stronghold. Guess I made something wrong...

Promo Images

Stronghold Crusader Extreme Screenshot
Stronghold Crusader Extreme Screenshot
Stronghold Crusader Extreme Screenshot
Stronghold Crusader Extreme Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "要塞十字军高清版" -- Simplified Chinese spelling as of patch 1.41
  • "Twierdza: Krzyżowiec HD" -- Polish title as of version 1.3
  • "Twierdza: Krzyżowiec Extreme HD" -- Included game's Polish title as of version 1.3
  • "Twierdza: Krzyżowiec Extreme" -- Polish title
  • "Stronghold Crusader HD" -- Title as of patch 1.3
  • "Stronghold Crusader Extreme HD" -- Included game's title as of patch 1.3

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Gamigo Jul 08, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 10, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun 26, 2008 61 out of 100 61
Boomtown Jun 23, 2008 5 out of 10 50
GameZone Jul 21, 2008 5 out of 10 50
GameStar (Germany) Jul 29, 2008 48 out of 100 48
Cheat Code Central 2008 2.2 out of 5 44 Sep 04, 2008 8 out of 20 40
Svenska PC Gamer Sep, 2008 30 out of 100 30
Absolute Games ( Jun 24, 2008 30 out of 100 30


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Sicarius (61552) added Stronghold Crusader Extreme (Windows) on Jul 05, 2008
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