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  • Summary: The castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS game Stronghold, the sequel to the award-winning titles Stronghold and Stronghold: Crusader, brings the series to life in glorious 3D. Stronghold 2 also offers players a "castle-life" campaign, enhanced multiplayer capability and a new, innovative andThe castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS game Stronghold, the sequel to the award-winning titles Stronghold and Stronghold: Crusader, brings the series to life in glorious 3D. Stronghold 2 also offers players a "castle-life" campaign, enhanced multiplayer capability and a new, innovative and exciting single player campaign. [Global Star Software] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. The vastly improved graphics are a joy to behold, the new punishment stations add a dimension to gameplay and the various modes will keep you playing 'til doomsday and beyond. It's almost perfect atmosphere-wise, and I could not have wished for anything more.
  2. It is a breeze to get started and there are helpful hints to aid those new to the genre.
  3. Manages to provide an engaging combination of simulated medieval warfare and peasant life without getting too lost in the mundane details that can easily wreak havoc on such a title.
  4. Game Informer
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    Neither the RTS-style combat nor the castle sim elements of the game live up to today's standards. [June 2005, p.135]
  5. Just doesn’t feel like a finished game.
  6. In the end, though, there's just not enough fruit underneath all the rind. If it's an all-in-one medieval strategy game you're after, just Alt-Tab really quickly between "Medieval: Total War" and "Castles II"--that'll come closer than Stronghold 2 does.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 61
  2. Negative: 26 out of 61
  1. Oct 27, 2011
    10
    Stronghold 2 isnt quite as good as stronghold 1, but is still actaully a pretty good game, the graphics are good and I really enjoyed theStronghold 2 isnt quite as good as stronghold 1, but is still actaully a pretty good game, the graphics are good and I really enjoyed the campaign. i play the multiplayer LAN alot and I love it. Stronghold 2 is one of my favourite games and is a must-have for strategy enthusiasts. Expand
  2. AlbertA.
    Mar 21, 2005
    10
    I like the game soo much.
  3. Jul 23, 2011
    8
    If you can look past the minor bugs and glitches this game is one of the rare gems that mix warfare with economics. Not only do you have theIf you can look past the minor bugs and glitches this game is one of the rare gems that mix warfare with economics. Not only do you have the manage resources but you must make the populace happy so they join the workforce or the military. People who shun this game know no real simulation when it is right in front of them. It isn't a 10 but surely isn't anything less than a 7. Expand
  4. Bernardo
    May 4, 2005
    5
    Yup, the lag is terrible. Multiplayer is not something to start with (it could take days with the lag). Singleplayer allmost same thing. Yup, the lag is terrible. Multiplayer is not something to start with (it could take days with the lag). Singleplayer allmost same thing. Graphics not so good. The graphics from Stronghold Crusader were better! This just looks like a: "Lets try something 3D!" Its not worth the money. Expand
  5. EdvinM.
    Jul 25, 2005
    4
    Yes, the game itself is wonderful, worth to die for. But the bugs and the crashes, shame on SH2 team. Two patches created, still no results Yes, the game itself is wonderful, worth to die for. But the bugs and the crashes, shame on SH2 team. Two patches created, still no results seen. Actually you cant blame the team, its the publishers who rushed the team too hard. The random crashes during MultiPlayer, sometimes transfers me to the main menu, sometimes closes the game and shows me the error report send message on StrongHold2.exe. Sometimes when I start a mission, it says "Defeat" at the start of the game! I mean the graphics, are lovable, the game itself is great! I would rate it 11, but sadly no. Ill give it a sad 4. The most amazing thing I have ever seen in a game is, that SinglePlayer lags even more than MultiPlayer.Someone should sue the games creators, as we didn't get the quality as promised, not our money worth. Expand
  6. RaldyG.
    Jul 18, 2005
    2
    This game is good, except the frame rates and lag issues are horrible, ive waited for a long time for this game to come out, im really disappointed.
  7. ClarenceF.
    Jun 21, 2005
    0
    I can't even install it. It installs Disk1 for several minutes, and then sees disk2 as corrupt or not there, even though I can view the I can't even install it. It installs Disk1 for several minutes, and then sees disk2 as corrupt or not there, even though I can view the contents! Their tech support is absolutlely worthless! Expand

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