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Stronghold: Crusader PC

A sequel to Stronghold, an economic strategy game set in the Middle Ages and developed by FireFly Studios in 2001. This time we travel to the Middle East of the crusades period in the late 11th and the early 12th century.

Strategy | Economic | RTS | the middle ages | Isometric view | multiplayer

PC / Windows
Stronghold: Crusader cover

developer: FireFly Studios

publisher : Take 2 Interactive

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1 - 8

game language: English

game release date for PC:

24September2002

Stronghold: Crusader is a sequel to the brilliant strategy game, Stronghold, which takes us to the Middle East in the period of the crusades (11th-12th century). Much like its predecessor, Stronghold: Crusader is sometimes referred to as a “stronghold simulator”. The player can build a stronghold from scratch, ensure the welfare of his or her subordinates and soldiers, push back fierce attacks, and even conquer enemy castles. Apart from a different setting, Crusader offers four new campaigns, fought on the European side led by Richard Lionheart and on the side of Arabic warriors led by Saladin. There are also new units, such as mounted archers, Teutonic knights, grenadiers and mobile ballistas, as well as a new strategic element – water, or rather the lack thereof.

  • Over 25 combat units.
  • All kinds of siege engines: towers, ballistas, catapults and trebuchets.
  • Rich arsenal of defensive elements, from different kinds of walls and towers to pitfalls, moats and boiling oil.
  • New game mode – skirmish.
  • Scenario editor.
  • Multiplayer mode via LAN and the Internet for up to 8 players.


Game score 8.75 / 10 calculated out of 7519 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Pentium III 500MHz, 128MB RAM, graphic card

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