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  • Summary: Stronghold Legends is a dramatic addition to the series, combing a range of new gameplay innovations including a new strategic conquest style of play and exciting new multiplayer modes. Gamers can play as King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Count Vlad Dracul or relive the heroicStronghold Legends is a dramatic addition to the series, combing a range of new gameplay innovations including a new strategic conquest style of play and exciting new multiplayer modes. Gamers can play as King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Count Vlad Dracul or relive the heroic sagas of the mighty Siegfried of Germany in twenty-four missions that span across three unique campaigns. [2K Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. This time around there are more units to build as well as new traps and siege equipment to help out on the battlefield.
  2. PC Gamer UK
    72
    Sadly, regular combat again proves Stronghold's downfall. Units require extreme babysitting. [Dec 2006, p.100]
  3. A thoroughly enjoyable game with a deliciously retro feel, despite the somewhat improved (but still lack lustre) graphics and the adorably camp accents.
  4. The fantasy armies really do provide a fun twist, and the castles that are rapidly erected in Stronghold's clever building system are stunning. Ultimately though I wish this game had been Sandcastle: Legends, but it completely wasn't.
  5. 57
    It's perhaps a little unfair to criticize a game for not being what it never intended to be but we're still confused that Firefly decided to take a step away from the series' castle simulation roots and opt for this rather generic and bland RTS experience.
  6. Say good-bye to the historical authenticity of Strongholds past and hello to one generic, seriously flawed fantasy RTS.
  7. There's really no reason to buy this game, especially if you're expecting anything resembling a return to Stronghold's roots of castle-building sim.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Jan 15, 2014
    10
    Best Stronghold out of the series. This is the closest game i could find to BFME2 so its the Best RTS on the market right now. The otherBest Stronghold out of the series. This is the closest game i could find to BFME2 so its the Best RTS on the market right now. The other stronghold games were too much Sim and not enough focused on the combat. This is the one that focus's on the Combat and it does it well. You can still find matches online although its better to just play with your friends anyway. There is a ton of player created maps as usual for stronghold. Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2018
    10
    I have probably played Stronghold Legends for 100's of hours. I find the large battles with a mixture of fantasy units are a lot of fun andI have probably played Stronghold Legends for 100's of hours. I find the large battles with a mixture of fantasy units are a lot of fun and castle sieges are also enjoyable. Expand
  3. BenderBending
    Dec 9, 2006
    10
    Its hard but good fun great for a chalenge and a time killer the hardest strongholod since ccrusader i say.
  4. HanseS
    Jan 10, 2008
    9
    An excellent game drawing on the previous versions for a fantasy spin on the units. The maps in the trails seem more challenging than An excellent game drawing on the previous versions for a fantasy spin on the units. The maps in the trails seem more challenging than previous versions, as well. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2014
    6
    An unusual change of direction for the Stronghold series. Well first off the the "easy" and "hard" are very enjoyable to play as with the newAn unusual change of direction for the Stronghold series. Well first off the the "easy" and "hard" are very enjoyable to play as with the new units. I criticize the bugs and the sudden increase cost to build certain resources in the game. The bugs you should expect are occasional save files that fail to load and crash although it could be just my lousy computer. Resources now cost twice or more than in the 2nd Stronghold which can sometimes be a challenge to set up a economy in certain game modes. The medium campaign feels harder due to the amount of Frost Giants and how powerful they actually are. Lastly I slam the balance of game play with new units as said before the medium campaign requires many armoured or heavy ranged units to deal with Frost Giants that tear down walls in a snap. A certain unit on the so called "evil" side can be sometimes be hard to deal with as they can "convert" weak units into joining their side and require armoured units to deal with them efficiently. Overall this game is mediocre at best in my opinion. Expand
  6. DanielH
    Oct 15, 2006
    6
    Interesting add on to the regular Game. But at least noting real new. Simple Missions are really boring and building from castelles is also Interesting add on to the regular Game. But at least noting real new. Simple Missions are really boring and building from castelles is also not as in SH 1. It is a little bit like Warcraft Part 1! But with building walls and towers... Expand
  7. PaulS
    Oct 29, 2006
    1
    Its really bad. First off its super buggy - I have yet to have a game last longer then 30 minutes without a crash, had to reinstall it like 5 Its really bad. First off its super buggy - I have yet to have a game last longer then 30 minutes without a crash, had to reinstall it like 5 times and best of all it doesnt have LAN multiplayer (in this day and age which is a crime). Second, it adds new units but takes old ones away, they havent improved the graphics at all - so the one that looked bad in Stronghold 2 now look really bad, the economic side of its been killed off, its all about combat now but they havent fixed the combat system up so its like a bland generic RTS with bad graphic rather then a quicky, fun, differnt castle sim with bad graphic like number 2. Expand

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