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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: 19 out of 65
  2. Negative: 26 out of 65
  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. Aug 15, 2020
    10
    Хорошия игра. Неплохая Сюжетная Кампания.Интересный гемплей. Не очень 3D графика конечно 2D было лучшеХорошия игра. Неплохая Сюжетная Кампания.Интересный гемплей. Не очень 3D графика конечно 2D было лучше
  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. Mr.D.
    Jun 5, 2007
    5
    This is an extremly good game but crahes occurr too many times. I reckon with another 2 months work from the team (instead of rushing it for This is an extremly good game but crahes occurr too many times. I reckon with another 2 months work from the team (instead of rushing it for customers) they could have had a perfect game with really gamers really happy. I enjoyed SH:C and enjoyed SH2 aswell if they could possibly make a patch that would stop the crashes it would be a 10 out of 10 from me. Expand
  5. Mr.Dude
    Aug 5, 2007
    4
    This game started out well, I enjoy playing the game itself, the game isn't horrible graphically ( though a bit dated by todays This game started out well, I enjoy playing the game itself, the game isn't horrible graphically ( though a bit dated by todays standards) runs very well and has only one issue. Unfortunately for this game, the issue is large enough for me to dwindle it's potential to a 4. The lack of AI players makes the possibility of reaming computers with your buddies makes the game fall flat. I like strategy games, and own most of them, but single player doesn't make up the joy that I miss from being able to squash the AI personally. Oh well, good game, needs multiplayer to be fixed. 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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