Stronghold PC

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. netjak
    71
    While I totally think the game could have been a hundred fold better by corrected the AI issue, it is still a safe buy for most gamers and recommended for novice to intermediate RTS fans.
  2. 70
    The campaigns, especially the economic one, can be insanely difficult. Much of it begins to resemble a puzzle to be solved than a castle to be built.
  3. It's almost more fun to watch than it is to play.
  4. The excellent castle management and siege combat is tarnished by the cumbersome interface and mediocre real-time combat.
  5. The pandemonium of a castle siege can be fun to watch, but experienced gamers may find that this does not compensate for the game's frustrating points.
  6. Next Generation Magazine
    60
    An excellent title that manages to bring the middle-age “hobby” of castle building to the modern-day gamer. [Jan 2002, p.93]
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 235 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. ColinP.
    May 13, 2003
    10
    It rocks!
  2. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    This game set the benchmark for Sandbox RTS games. Sadly I have yet to see any game surpass its standards.

    The campaign is brilliant and
    This game set the benchmark for Sandbox RTS games. Sadly I have yet to see any game surpass its standards.

    The campaign is brilliant and its multiplayer features, however the sandbox mode can keep you busy for months and that's only on one map!

    10/10 cult classic
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  3. Dec 8, 2011
    10
    greatgreat game........................................................................................................................................................................... Full Review »