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, 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, fast-paced 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.

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TotalSnappy Dec 27 2011, 10:38am says:

Stronghold 3's freebuild mode is getting much better now! It's not full blown skirmish but it beats the freebuild in any Stronghold game thus far!

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darnocslew Nov 18 2011, 6:14pm says:

To be honest ive always been a fan of the stronghold series, but i do think that Firefly let themselfs down with SG3, it had alot of potential...

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DAK1LL3r5009 Nov 12 2011, 6:48am says:

Upon initial release the game was terribly buggy, but we have already had 3 patches and the game is slowly getting better. It's just a wonder why they didn't fix all this stuff before they released it, because now the game has a really bad reputation.

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TotalSnappy Nov 4 2011, 11:11am says:

It has been confirmed that we will not see a skirmish mode as the game was not designed for it. Do not buy. Do not pirate. Do not approach.

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plumo Oct 30 2011, 5:27pm says:


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Sanguinius Oct 29 2011, 2:32pm says:

This is the worst piece of **** ever created. They totally destroyed the saga. There is no AI or skirmish, just a super bugged campaign and castle siege. When we asked GM-s are they going to release skirmish with later updates they said no. Now you see why so much people are ****** off. They ask 50$ for an unfinished game without AI/Skirmish which is the most important part of this game.

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MrEmjeR Sep 9 2011, 6:10pm says:

hmm stronghold 2 is not rather a castle simulation game then a RTS, that's why stronghold crusader fans think it sucks. Stronghold 2 has a different game purpose compared to crusader.
in fact game-wise is stronghold 2 a way more advanced gameplay. more realistic (you don't need 200 bakers for one castle) stronghold 2 has more game aspects which should be taken account of, like honour. this gives the game a deeper dimension, but... makes it also harder to play.
So what I'm hearing around here is that stronghold 2 sucks because its hard and crusader is cool because it's easy to play.
If you are a real game fanatic, you'd go for the fun of more challenge rather that mass gaming of easy games.

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Galen512 Jul 6 2011, 5:12am says:

well it isnt released till yet ...
why is moddb saying released may 1th?

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AFellowStalker Jun 24 2011, 8:44pm says:

Yes, yes, YES!

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Martynass Mar 11 2011, 5:21am buried:


U are a ********. If there wouldn't be any new game play styles in games. Then you would say that it is ******** and boring. So grow up and get a life. If you don't like it don't play it.

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At the moment, Stronghold 3 is unfinished, yet has been commercially released. Initially steam users discovered they had a French only version so wasted their money. No retailers in the UK had it on release day due to a fiasco over supply and pricing while Amazon still seems to have phantom copies in the post. The game itself has been rushed to meet a deadline. There are only a small handful of maps, all of which have many visible bugs and absolutely massive amounts of texture stretching. The game…

Oct 29 2011, 5:08am by TotalSnappy

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Stronghold 3, Released Oct 25, 2011
Stronghold Legends, Released Oct 13, 2006
Stronghold 2, Released Apr 17, 2005
Stronghold Crusader, Released Sep 22, 2002
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