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Stronghold review
by Notly

The main focus in «Stronghold» is on building and managing a castle. Players must construct various buildings necessary for the prosperity of the castle: residential houses, farms, blacksmiths, barracks, and other structures. It is important to set the right priorities in construction to ensure the castle has all the necessary resources – food, wood, stone, and iron.

The game features large-scale battles. You can recruit an army from various types of units: archers, spearmen, knights, and so on. The tactical aspect of the game involves using different strategies to defend your castle and attack enemy fortresses. A key element is the use of siege weapons, such as catapults and battering rams.

Сampaign consists of a series of missions where players must fight against various opponents, gradually developing their strategic and tactical skills. Each mission offers unique challenges, making the gameplay diverse and engaging.

In addition to the campaign, the game includes a free play mode, where you can independently choose conditions and difficulty. There is also a map editor, allowing you to create your own scenarios and share them with other players.

For its time, «Stronghold» featured commendable graphics. Detailed castles, varied landscapes, and battle animations create a medieval atmosphere. The musical score and sound effects also play a significant role, immersing the player in the game.

«Stronghold» is a game that rightfully earned its popularity and the love of players. It is an excellent military strategy that combines elements of building, resource management, and tactical combat. It allows players to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of medieval castles and epic battles, remaining interesting and engaging to this day.
«Beaten more than once»
«OST on repeat»