Gathering Stronghold Crusader

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Journey to distant lands renowned for brave warriors and fearsome weaponry in Stronghold Crusader. The sequel to Stronghold challenges you to lead a determined group of crusaders, forged by centuries of barbaric conflicts, or wage war against a powerful foreign invader. Within the castle walls is a society full of Fletchers, Brewers, and Armorers, while outside stalk enemy Assassins, War Engines, and the constant threat of fire.

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Game Genre: Strategy

ESRB Rating: T (Teen)

Media Format: CD-ROM

Release Date: 2002-09-25


Product Title: Gathering Stronghold Crusader

Manufacturer: Gathering

Lowest Price: $9.99 from Ebay

Power Score: 3.8 | 7 Reviews

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I would recomend this game to many...

Strengths: Castle building is great, wars are realistic

Weakness: Graphics and difficulty

I would recomend this game to many people because it allows you free play alot and desighning your very own castle is alot of peoples dreams. well, this game makes your dreams come true!

By AJBBomb - Apr 13, 2004

Stronghold Crusader is one of two...

Strengths: Long campaign trail with 50 scenerios, small historical episode campaigns, scenario creator, variety of units, emcompasses military and economic management

Weakness: Gameplay is really easy or really hard, AI is weak, small playfields, no difficulty setting

Stronghold Crusader is one of two games that make up the Stronghold Series. This game has provided me with countless hours of entertainment. The selection of units is superb, even though they can't be upgraded. This game provides a superb depiction of how a castle has to be run economically and how to defend the castle from attacks. There is just enough micromanagement to make it interesting, but...
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By heavywood - Sep 23, 2003

The gameplay is far from polished...

Strengths: Launching diseased cattle in catapults. Building/tearing down pretty castles. A fun distraction for Age of Empires II fans.

Weakness: Mechanics of building up your castle estate is stilted. Zoom levels are too rigid -- you're either too up close to manage combat, or you're zoomed out too far and can't see any details.

The gameplay is far from polished ... games just play choppy, easily won or easily lost, with no sense of longevity like a good game of Warcraft III or Age of Empire/Mythology offers. Destroying the CPU is fun though.

A better game on paper that in real life. It sounds fun as heck when you read the unit descriptions, but the actual gameplay just falls a little flat.

By sgthalka - Mar 14, 2003

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By - Nov 7, 2008

Stronghold Crusader

It's a bit too simple to flatly say that Stronghold: Crusader is better than the original or those who enjoyed Stronghold will love the sequel. This standalone mini-sequel to last year's hit is crammed with additional game options, and may actually convert those who didn't like the original due to its limited variety and puzzle-like scenarios.
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By GameSpy - Nov 3, 2002

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