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Journey to distant lands renowned for brave warriors and fearsome weaponry in Stronghold: Crusader. This successor to Stronghold combines aspects from a city-builder and a real-time strategy game. Lead a determined group of crusaders, or wage war against a powerful foreign invader amidst the haze of the desert heat. Relive the battles of the historic Crusades in four distinct campaigns. Battle up to 8 computer and human lords in multiplayer Skirmish Mode via a LAN or over the Internet.

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  • Relive the heroic battles of the historic Crusades in FOUR distinct campaigns - Lead the heavily armored European Knights as Richard the Lionheart and command vast Arabian armies as Saladin, the Sultan of Syria.
  • Attack the strongholds of fierce rival lords while forging an impregnable bastion of defense during intense Skirmish Mode!
  • Experience ruthless medieval combat in a hostile land where Assassins silently slay their victims, Horse Archers combine deadly accuracy with frightening speed, and common Slaves can shift the balance of power!
  • Protect and defend thy loyal subjects from the horrors of Greek Fire with Water Pots, Fire Watchmen, Moats, Killing Pits and more!
  • Storm enemy barricades with over 25 units including Arabian Swordsman, Teutonic Knights, and Grenadiers!
  • Witness unparalleled siege weaponry including mobile Fire Ballista, imposing Siege Towers, crushing Trebuchets, and destructive Mangonels just to name a few!
  • Design challenging new scenarios to thwart thy friends with the full-featured map and scenario editor!
  • Crush thy friends in an ultimate crusade for the crown! Battle up to 8 computer and human lords in multiplayer Skirmish Mode via a LAN or over the Internet.
  • Conquer the Skirmish Trail - 50 linked skirmish missions, each one more challenging than the last!

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Stronghold Crusader 2 to be revealed at E3, a return to the skirmish gameplay of the original

This Stronghold will stand forever strong

Jun 05, 2013, by Rory Young | 3 comments
Stronghold series gets free HD upgrade

Castle building in style

Nov 01, 2012, by Sean Ridgeley | 0 comments
Stronghold: Crusader Ships

Medieval combat and desert combat action, heads to store shelves

Sep 27, 2002, by Leo Chan | 2 comments
Stronghold: Crusader Gone Gold

Dynamic castle-sim, successor to Stronghold, heads off to duplication

Sep 19, 2002, by Leo Chan | 3 comments

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Jul 13, 11 10:43pm
added 9 new screenshots
Jul 24, 09 6:44am
EPIC game, i still play this!!! :D :D :D StrongholdCrusader
Mar 18, 09 1:21am
a very good game with lots of building options, it's not allways easy to play. StrongholdCrusader
Nov 07, 02 10:07pm

If there is one thing that the computer ai can be
improved is after the first few waves...

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Release Dates
  • North America: Sep 24, 2002
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