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Stronghold: Warlords PC

Another full-fledged installment of Stronghold, a popular strategy game series developed by FireFly since 2001. As always, the game takes us to medieval times, and allows us to assume the role of a lord with a small castle and a poor village at his command.

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PC / Windows
Stronghold: Warlords cover

developer: Firefly Studios

publisher: Firefly Studios

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

09March2021

Stronghold: Warlords is another part of the popular real-time strategy series Stronghold. The game was developed by FireFly Studios, the team taking care of the series.

Plot

Stronghold: Warlords takes us to the Far East. The action of this game starts in the 3rd century B.C. and ends several centuries later, in the 16th century A.D. In the game appear such nations as imperial China, Japan ruled by shoguns, Mongolian nomads and tribes inhabiting the area of present-day Vietnam.

Gameplay

While playing Stronghold: Warlords we observe the action from a top-down view, but we can control the camera to a large extent. During the game we construct new buildings, work on developing technology, recruit units in order to lead them to fight against the enemy forces. In some missions we also gradually expand our fortress. Our army includes not only infantry soldiers (such as Mongolian archers or disciplined samurai) and horsemen, but also a variety of siege machines, useful mainly during the conquest of enemy strongholds; these include the fire lance, siege towers and flaming oxen.

And don't forget to meet the needs of the inhabitants - if we want farmers, woodcutters, miners and craftsmen to do their jobs properly (and pay their taxes), we need to provide them with a bit of entertainment... or scare them off. Of course, you also have to pay constant attention to the abundance of our treasury, so as not to be left without funds at the worst moment.

The biggest novelty are the title warlords, who control individual regions. After defeating and subjugating them, they provide us with various bonuses (such as the ability to produce unique goods), can support in battle or provide additional troops. We manage the rulers by issuing edicts, but we need special points generated over time (the rate of collecting them is influenced by the buildings of diplomatic character). Leaders can also be improved using the same resource.

Stronghold: Warlords features 3D graphics maintained in a colourful, somewhat cartoonish style.

Multiplayer

The core of the game Stronghold: Warlords are story campaigns. Besides, single battles and multiplayer mode are waiting for testing. Game offers also short tutorial.


Game score 6.65 / 10 calculated out of 149 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 7.7 / 10 calculated out of 370 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-3330 3.0 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 680 / Radeon HD 7970 or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290 or better
  • 6 GB HDD
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
New Stronghold to be Revealed on E3 2019
New Stronghold to be Revealed on E3 2019

news 11 May 2019 22:00

Firefly announced that during this year's E3 they will finally present the next installment of the Stronghold series. Fans were also reassured that the game will launch on Steam, and will not be another exclusive title for the Epic Games Store.

Stronghold: Warlords Announce - The Series Moves to Far East
Stronghold: Warlords Announce - The Series Moves to Far East

news 11 June 2019 09:08

During the E3 2019 fair, a new version of the Stronghold series was announced. It will be called Stronghold: Warlords and take us to the Far East. The devs are announcing new mechanics, and the first material of the production, announced for 2020 release, can be seen in the published video.

Stronghold: Warlords Changes in Army Behavior
Stronghold: Warlords Changes in Army Behavior

news 21 July 2019 14:27

Firefly Studios decided to share new info about Stronghold: Warlords. In the video published on YouTube, the company'smarketing director explained the changes compared the previous installments of the series. They concern the behavior of military units towards each other and the mechanics of building walls.

Stronghold: Warlords - Gameplay Trailer From PAX West 2019
Stronghold: Warlords - Gameplay Trailer From PAX West 2019

news 30 August 2019 12:47

During PAX West 2019, FireFly studio presented a new trailer for Stronghold: Warlords, the next installment of the popular RTS series. The title will debut on PC next year.

30 Minutes of Gameplay From Stronghold Warlords
30 Minutes of Gameplay From Stronghold Warlords

news 13 March 2020 19:41

FireFly has published a 30-minute video containing gameplay from the Stronghold: Warlords demo presented on PAX East 2020. The footage presents the mission from China's story campaign, in which the first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, appears.

Stronghold Warlords - Release Date and New Trailer

news 11 June 2020 22:05

A new trailer of the strategy game Stronghold: Warlords was published today. It shows multiplayer mode and reveals the game's release date.

Here's Gameplay From Stronghold: Warlords Campaign
Here's Gameplay From Stronghold: Warlords Campaign

news 17 July 2020 12:36

There's a new, 40-minute gameplay from Stronghold: Warlords, another installment of the popular strategy game series developed by FireFly. It will be released exclusively on PC on September 29, this year.

Stronghold: Warlords Delayed
Stronghold: Warlords Delayed

news 20 August 2020 14:08

Devs at Firefly has announced the postponement of the release of Stronghold: Warlords. The new installment of the strategy game series will be released much later than it was announced.

Stronghold Warlords Launch Rescheduled Once Again
Stronghold Warlords Launch Rescheduled Once Again

news 11 January 2021 22:42

Stronghold Warlords will not appear in January. The developers have a problem with the online mode and have decided to delay the game's launch by six weeks.

First Reviews: Stronghold Warlords - Solid Old School
First Reviews: Stronghold Warlords - Solid Old School

news 08 March 2021 19:51

A day before the launch first reviews of Stronghold: Warlords appeared on the web. The new installment of the famous RTS series turned out quite well, although don't expect any revolutions.

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