Stronghold 3 Gold
Third party DRM: SteamThis game requires a free Steam account to play.
- All patches to date
- New multiplayer mode – Coronation
- New 5 mission single player campaign – Blackstaff
- Historical castle pack
Your castle walls are being smashed by siege engines, an enemy catapult surrounded by troops is rumbling ever closer, your villagers are starving, wolves have been spotted in a nearby cave and your barracks are desperately empty... just another typical day for a medieval lord in FireFly Studios' Stronghold® 3.
Since first launching in 2001, the Stronghold series has become one of the most respected in its genre thanks to its mix of precision village building, fastpaced real-time gameplay and dramatic sieges with hundreds of enemies swarming over your castle. Stronghold 3 promises to be the best yet, with a keep full of fantastic new features that ensure old and new fans alike experience a gritty slice of medieval life.
- Create realistic castles and intricate village economies with the improved building system
- For the first time in the Stronghold series experience the drama of a night time siege
- Realistic physics, cutting edge graphics and lighting bring castle sieges to life in stunning detail
- Story-driven gameplay engages players across two campaigns: combat or economic
- Besiege other castles online in a range of action-packed multiplayer modes
Another step down from the first one.Izunundara | Feb. 12, 2014 | See all Izunundara's reviews »
Alright. Let's be frank. It's a good game. It's solid. It's got impressive levels of detail, like how you can have your units actually shelter behind walls from enemy Archers, log rolling traps are affected by hills, etc etc. But it's not Stronghold 1. It's lost the feel Stronghold 1 had. Stronghold 1 was full of character, with its tongue in cheek dark humour, colourful yet gritty graphics style and solid tactical combat. Stronghold 3 though? It just feels like another cheesy rushfest where whoever spams the most Knights wins. This is not great. It's not terrible, don't get me wrong, I still like it, it's just that wistful, longing feeling you get when you play this; Wasn't I going to play Stronghold? So where is it?
Better than at releasebscorpion666 | Oct. 2, 2013 | See all bscorpion666's reviews »
This game was very buggy at release with multiplayer all but impossbile to play. Now after a multitude of patches the game is much better. The main complaint I have left is the map size relative to the building size. Maps feel overly small at times and this leads to quite a few limitations when building your perfect castle. If you are looking for a fun castle building sim this is worth a punt.
Some faults but overall enjoyableKremlin_Krusher | July 20, 2013 | See all Kremlin_Krusher's reviews »
Now I picked this up in the 2012 summer sale, and is a great buy for the hardcore Stronghold fan. However this game falls short in recreating the experiences of Stronghold 1 and 2. I felt a bit more restricted in my gameplay and the game has a few minor bugs left in the game. But I still love this one! I only wish the maps were bigger and the story a little longer. But is still worth grabbing if you have played Stronghold 2 for two long and need a new story.
A game to avoid.peta97 | May 30, 2013 | See all peta97's reviews »
I loved the first two strongholds and Stronghold: Legends. They were great, they put in you control of a fun settlement, with great options to build how you wanted to, and build a cool looking settlement. More importantly, they allowed you to play against AI that made games interesting and kept you entertained. It is a completely different story in Stronghold 3. Not only is the AI extremely bad, it is so bad that it is unplayable. They don't add anything to the gameplay. Almost everything else in the game is step back as well, with a low variety of units and buildings, and maps that are smaller and feel constricting. There is also very poor tutorials and explanations, and nothing expands on what has been done in the past games. The graphics are the only thing that you could say are technically better, if only because of new technology and standards, rather than a noticeable upgrade in graphics. This is definitely a game to avoid, it doesn't deserve to be the next title in the Stronghold series. If you are still playing Stronghold 1 or 2, I would recommend Legends if you would like to try a new one, but this game is basically the same as the first two, but worse. I picked this up for $5 and I still regret the purchase.
Disappointed, barely a step up from SH2murgo23 | March 3, 2013 | See all murgo23's reviews »
I was Really looking forward to this title since I played both Stronghold 1 and 2. But even after all the patches, the game just flat out isn't very much fun. The economic aspect is the only portion of the game that's decent, but the challenge is nerfed by a market where you can buy items you need and sell ones you don't. This should have been seasonal, or rely on traders that have routes you must protect. Combat is the weak link. Units have poor A.I. and use the "come straight at you" approach. They don't use tactics and basically try to overwhelm you. Have a bigger army and you win. Boring. Trebuchet are overpowered, there is NO skirmish mode, and the game lacks any personality