Stronghold Crusader 2 è il tanto atteso seguito dell'originale gioco di 'simulazione di castelli'. Dopo 12 anni Stronghold ritorna nel deserto con un nuovo motore 3D ed una potente fisica Havok. Firefly Studios riprenderà l'appassionante gameplay a passo serrato dell'originale Crusader e la realistica simulazione di castello.
Valutazione degli utenti: Nella media (2,022 recensioni) - 2,022 recensioni degli utenti (64%) per questo gioco sono positive.
Data di rilascio: 22 set 2014

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"fun castle rts, havn't played anything but campaign but the combat and building is fun. Needs better production chain descriptions though."

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28 agosto

'Siege That!' Tournament

Win Codes Live on Twitch

Over the past two weeks 20 brave contestants have tested their mettle against Firefly employees in our official 'Siege That!' castle siege tournament. Interested? Join us for the final round this weekend on Twitch for your chance to win Steam codes!

As valiantly as they fought the ghosts of the dead now scattered around Firefly’s ‘DoubleHill’ castle, the chosen map for the tournament's second round. In a series of tight battles seven Lords attempted to siege the DoubleHill fortress, with just two proving mighty enough to slay the defending Lord and proceed to the final round.

Congratulations to Blobka and DSPL for winning Round Two!

With three winning places to fill in this tournament, all other Round Two players who managed to reach the keep on DoubleHill will also move onto the final round. Here they will compete in a ‘Losers Bracket’ for third place, with the winning player being the individual who wins the fastest or (failing that) does the most damage to the enemy Lord. These players are SKARABEI007, FireRanger and perryale90.

As special a guest, YouTuber SergiuHellDragoon will provide commentary on the final round matches alongside the folks here at Firefly.

Didn’t make it? You can still win Steam codes! Just take part in the Twitch chat quiz held during the live stream!

Our tournament finale will be held this weekend on Sunday August 30th at 14:00 BST. In this final round all matches will be held on the player-created map ‘Steinschloss Castle’, adjusted and rebalanced by Firefly for the purposes of our tournament. As in previous rounds contestants will receive a set allocation of troops and neither attacker nor defender will be able to create troops, build, repair or delete castle structures.

In between matches we will be giving away Steam codes, so join us on Twitch and win the following prizes:

  • Stronghold HD
  • Stronghold Crusader HD
  • Space Colony: Steam Edition
  • Stronghold Crusader 2 + The Princess & The Pig DLC
  • Stronghold Crusader 2 + The Templar & The Duke DLC
  • Stronghold Crusader 2 + The Emperor & The Hermit DLC
  • Stronghold Crusader 2 + All DLCs

Follow our official Firefly Twitch channel for your chance to win - Firefly Studios Twitch
Good Luck!

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1 luglio

Out Now: The Templar & The Duke DLC

New DLC, Map Pack and Fixes

New Update

In addition to the release of 'The Templar & The Duke' DLC we have also released a new update (v1.0.21623) for Stronghold Crusader 2. This update, which is now live on Steam and should download automatically, fixes numerous issues reported by players in the forums and via our support site. Please visit our forum to see the full change log:

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Stronghold Crusader 2: The Templar & The Duke

The law of the Templar is coming to the desert! The Templar & The Duke DLC adds a new Crusader Trail campaign and two AI characters with contrasting origins, values and strengths. One is a brutal newcomer who embodies the Crusades' nebulous motivations, while the other stands as successor to King Phillip from the original Stronghold Crusader. Both men desire a glorious victory in the Holy Land, with The Templar seeking to cleanse the holy land of heretics and The Duke hoping to emerge from Phillip's shadow and make his mark on the world, ideally without suffering too many casualties!

The third expansion for Stronghold Crusader 2, The Templar & The Duke adds seven missions, two AI opponents, 10 achievements, five custom shields and new castle types unique to these new Lords. It is now available for £3.99/$5.99/€4.99, with an additional 33% off for the next seven days!

New Campaign

The fierce combat in our latest skirmish trail sets a challenging new benchmark for Stronghold players. New characters arrive in the deserts of the Holy Land brimming with personality, grit and their own selfish quests to pursue. The madcap eccentricity of The Duke will scatter your senses, conventional sieges often failing to penetrate his elaborate segmented castles with unconventional layouts. Meanwhile cold steel and sturdy resistance await those who dare challenge The Templar, who recruits only the toughest Crusader soldiers into his army and rigidly-designed castles. This ninth skirmish trail demands a completely new set of strategies from players. Carefully safeguard allies, fend off bandit outposts while keeping an eye on your real opponents and eventually fight your way up a mountain to conquer our toughest final mission yet.

The Templar

Once a rank and file soldier in King Richard’s army, The Templar has since risen to power as a senior military commander in the Third Crusade. Even more resolute toward their righteous cause than his king, The Templar was promoted because of his brutal pursuit of the holy crusade and ability to indoctrinate fellow soldiers. Spending much of his military career as a foot soldier fighting in the Crusades, The Templar sees himself as a harbinger of justice from God. The Templar personifies the unwavering conviction that the Crusader Lords have in their mission and the lengths they will go to achieve it.

The Duke

Having traveled from France to 'fight the good fight' The Duke hopes to share in the glory of the holy crusade, should it succeed. In the event that the Crusaders should fail The Duke is always ready to retreat claiming he played no role in Richard's campaign, but for the moment he is present and prepared to lend his vast wealth and political standing to their cause. Blessed with a God-given right to rule, it goes without saying that The Duke had a pampered upbringing in the French Royal Court. It was here that he became the foppish and arrogant leader he is now, sheltered enough to build up a Lordly air and appearance but too distant from the battlefield or real cutthroat politics to become an effective ruler. The end result is a man who appears confident but is unsure of himself, joining the Third Crusade because he feels he has something to prove.

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“Per i giocatori veterani esperti di Stronghold, Crusader 2 è l'evoluzione trionfale del gioco che è rimasto nel loro cuore per gli ultimi dodici anni.”
8/10 – GameWatcher

“Il gioco è rifinito e moderno: è basato su modelli in 3D ed è costruito con un motore fisico rigoroso.”
8/10 – Empire

“Un gioco di castelli a ritmo serrato, come doveva essere.”
8/10 – Hooked Gamers

Reviews and Accolades

4.5/5 "Chi può resistere ad un gioco in cui si costruiscono castelli, si gestisce l'economia e si attaccano enormi castelli pieni di truppe e pericoli?" - DarkStation

8.8/10 "Dovrebbe essere una hit per il multiplayer, specialmente per la modalità cooperativa." - Gaming Nexus

8/10 "Stronghold Crusader II è un gioco che ruberà molte ore della tua vita se glielo permetterai." - Game Revolution

8/10 "Un gran bel gioco che piacerà ai giocatori che amano la strategia." - 3DJuegos

8.5/10 "Firefly aveva promesso che Stronghold Crusader II avrebbe soddisfatto i fan che si aspettavano un degno successore del gioco originale. Ha mantenuto la promessa." - GRY-Online

80/100 "Crusader II contiene molte delle caratteristiche peculiari dell'originale Stronghold Crusader, insieme ad un gameplay nuovo e divertente." - Merlin'in Kazanı

DLC in evidenza

L'angelo della morte si sta librando sopra il tuo castello! Il DLC L'Imperatore e l'Eremita introduce due nuovi nemici IA ed una nuovo percorso schermaglia Crusader. Successori spirituali dell'Imperatore e l'Abate dell'originale Stronghold Crusader (2002), l'Imperatore e l'Eremita sono guidati nelle crociate interamente dalla loro fede religiosa. Sostenuti da fanatici che seguono ciecamente la loro causa, giusta o sbagliata che sia, questi nuovi personaggi sono una pericolosa minaccia per entrambe le fazioni del conflitto crociato.

La nuova espansione di Stronghold Crusader 2, L'Imperatore e l'Eremita aggiunge sette missioni, due nuovi nemici IA, achievements, scudi aggiuntivi per i giocatori e dei nuovi design dei castelli che caratterizzano l'Imperatore e l'Eremita.

Edizione speciale

  • Un artbook digitale
  • La colonna sonora composta da Robert Euvino
  • Una copia Steam di Stronghold Crusader HD

Riguardo questo gioco

Stronghold Crusader 2 è il tanto atteso seguito di Stronghold: Crusader, l'originale gioco di 'simulazione di castelli'. Dopo 12 anni Stronghold ritorna nel deserto del Medio Oriente nel 1189 circa, con un nuovo motore 3D e una distruzione di castelli realistica grazie alla fisica Havok. Crusader 2 riprenderà l'appassionante gameplay a passo serrato del gioco originale e la realistica simulazione di castello.

Fedele alle sue radici, questo nuovo Stronghold sarà definito come un gioco di strategia a tempo reale 'old school', che unisce il gameplay dei giochi RTS e dei giochi di costruzione di città. Giocando come un brutale cavaliere crociato o come un arabo che combatte per la libertà, tu dovrai usare una massa di truppe micidiali e di macchine d'assedio distruttive per decidere il destino delle terre sacre. Guida le tue forze in battaglia impersonando Riccardo Cuor di Leone o il sultano di Siria in due campagne a giocatore singolo a base storica, con eventi dinamici come tornado e sciami di locuste. Diventa il signore più potente creando la tua economia nel deserto e prendendo il controllo delle oasi vitali.

Per dominare il campo di battaglia tu dovrai comandare più di 25 tipi di unità, che hanno delle proprie abilità speciali. Solleva i morali con l'ufficiale armato, vai alla carica con i cavalieri sasanidi, usa gli arcieri per lanciare raffiche di frecce o scala le mura del castello con i micidiali assassini. Dopo aver perfezionato le tue abilità, mettile alla prova nella modalità schermaglia o in partite multiplayer a cui possono partecipare fino ad otto giocatori, tra persone reali e Lord IA. Crea squadre, scegli differenti nemici IA e disegna la tua mappa nel miglior gioco schermaglia o multiplayer!

  • Costruisci il castello migliore - Progetta potenti fortezze e riempile di trappole infernali per distruggere i tuoi nemici!
  • Modalità schermaglia - Assedia i tuoi nemici in una partita schermaglia a tempo serrato contro i personaggia IA.
  • 8 giocatori nella modalità multiplayer - Crea combinazioni con giocatori e nemici IA, mappe e modalità di gioco per realizzare il tuo gioco multiplayer ideale.
  • Comabtti contro un'ampia gamma di lord IA - Combatti contro classici personaggi IA con personalità, castelli e stili di gioco caratteristici.
  • Sfida il sentiero di Crusader - Metti alla prova il tuo coraggio attraverso diverse campagne schermaglia di difficoltà crescente.
  • Gioca cooperando - Condividi il controllo degli edifici del castello, delle truppe e della gestione delle risorse usando la modalità cooperativa.
  • Castello in modalità sandbox - Buttati nell'editor di mappa o nella modalità 'Costruzione libera' e costruisci il miglior castello senza paura di venire attaccato.

Requisiti di sistema

    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 (ultimo pacchetto di servizi)
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2Ghz o equivalente
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB o AMD Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB o migliori
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (ultimo pacchetto di servizi)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 o equivalente
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB o AMD Radeon HD 5830 1GB o migliori
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Questi sono i requisiti minimi raccomandati per poter ospitare una partita multiplayer.
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2 persone su 3 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Pubblicata: 19 aprile
Un buon gioco, alcune pecche sono state corrette (la maggior parte) altre invece ci sono ancora (ttrascinando la selezione ai limiti dello schermo quando si muove perdi la selezione delle unità fuori dallo schermo). Secondo me è un gioco difficile ma non impossibile, bisogna mettersi d'impegno per imparare bene (dopo 16 ore ancora a volte prendo sberle mica da ridere). Lo consiglio a tutti coloro che vogliono confrontarsi con uno strateguico in tempo reale che non ti fa vincere, ma che ti sprona a continuare a provare per migliorare sempre di più!
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Pubblicata: 21 giugno
Short Version
I have finally gotten my hands on a copy of this medieval RTS Simulation game after it being wishlisted since its initial pre-release announcement. The reviews have been a mixed bag of tricks from the start so I wanted to give Firefly Studios plenty of time to bang out any kinks in the ol' armor before launching my assault and possibly bludgeoning this game into fragmented code. After a lengthy (and sometimes exhausting) battle, the dust has settled and as my gaze reflects upon the still-burning fires, the blood-soaked desert sands, and the rubbled remains of what once was a towering and majestic castle, I muster up the strength to utter a few last words with my last breath fading away - "I strongly recommend this game..."

Ok, so why the mixed reviews?
A couple of reasons. First, this is an expensive game even after being released for almost a year. Not uncommon for many AAA titles, but let's face it - this is Steam and the majority of Steam users are known for pinching pennies and expecting everything on the cheap. Not totally unreasonable and for those who pay the hefty full price for this game, I understand why there may be some mixed feelings about it. The game is good, has a lot to offer, and is entertaining. But at the same time, there are a few bugs and issues in it still and don't appear to be getting fixed any time soon. They aren't necessarily being ignored though and Firefly Studios is still actively working on the game and new content for it. Keep in mind, Stronghold Crusader 2 is a AAA title and its normal for periodical updates to be released as major patches that address many things at once rather than a multitude of weekly updates that may address one specific element as seen with smaller indie-type games.

Many gamers who have played the original Stronghold Crusader before grabbing this long awaited sequel have been openly critical because the graphics are only slightly improved after more than a decade. Stronghold Crusader is very similar to the original, in fact, almost identical at first glance. But there are some differences - new units (and special abilities added to others), a modified economic system, a change in the housing dynamic, co-op mode for multiplayer games, an automated purchase/sell system added to the market, weather/natural disaster random events, some new AI characters (and more planned as future DLC), troop formations added and improved, and a few other changes or removed content from the original (such as the removal of moats and feasts). However, for the most part, Stronghold Crusader 2 is identical to its predecessor at a much loftier price so it draws a lot of criticism for this. So why would I give this game my recommendation?

I review games individually based on their own content and whether they offer up gaming enjoyment to its players. This game is a lot of fun and has plenty to offer. The graphics are 3-D, unlike the original Crusader game. They will not leave you with that "wow" feeling, but they are still solid and detailed for a real-time strategy sim. The soundtrack to this game is a harmonic masterpiece that injects the player with a true sense of the environment and time period. There are several different game modes and each of them offer a numerous amount of gameplay. Hundreds of hours can be spent playing without ever trying out each one. There are a multitude of buildings that can be built and a nice variety of units available. A map editor has been included for easily creating and sharing your own designs with the Steam Community. And don't forget the most popular feature - Castle Building. This is what really makes the crusader series so great. Its one of the best castle building systems in gaming and while slightly different from previous versions, it still performs smoothly and allows for simple and fun creativity to give your kingdom its own personal touch.

Gameplay Basics
In Stronghold Crusader 2 players will need to gather resources for building structures, creating weapons to train armed units, and produce enough food to support the populus. Fortifying your base is an important aspect as well, so players will want to protect their kingdom with castle walls and defensive structures like towers and traps. Naturally, you will need an army to defend your kingdom and attack your opponents. Each troop type requires specific weapons or armor to be crafted first and also have a price in gold. Gold can be earned by collecting taxes or by selling excess goods on the market. Troops can also be purchased from a mercenary post with gold. Governing your kingdom is very basic. It is based on overall happiness and there are several ways players can influence this statistic positively or negatively. To claim victory you must simply defeat all of the opposing lords on the map.

Game Modes
Stronghold Crusader 2 is packed full of gameplay content offered in a variety of game modes to ensure countless hours of entertainment. They include single player, co-op and multiplayer options. There are a variety of customization settings available to adjust the level of difficulty a player wishes to encounter, configure for team play, and map selection (in some cases). Computer AI players can be substituted or added in place of additional human players and each AI character has its own habits, strengths, and weaknesses that also influence how challenging the game will be.

Learning Campaigns - Tutorial campaigns that play out as a campaign while progressively teaching the game's concepts.
Skirmish Trails - A chain of skirmishes versus AI characters that increase in difficulty as you progress.
Custom Skirmish - Up to 8 players and team play. Players can be human or AI. Custom settings including map selection.
Sandbox - Build your mighty kingdom in peace and without fear of being attacked from any opponents.
Multiplayer - Players can either join a server from the list or host their own game and can be played individually or as teams. There is also a simple in-game text chat available by pressing "Enter."
Community Maps - Skirmish maps designed by the Steam Community.

The Good:
+ Challenging gameplay
+ Solid 3-D graphics
+ Excellent soundtrack and quality voice acting
+ Simple controls and a smooth user interface
+ Beginner's tutorial included
+ Multiple customization settings
+ Variety of game types available
+ Many distinctive units with their own abilities/uses
+ Nice selection of buildings and resources
+ Great castle building system
+ Custom map editor included
+ Steam Trading Cards & Achievements
+ Some DLC content added for free
+ Continued development and support post-release
+ No heavy CPU strain for systems mid-range or above

The Bad:
- Very expensive at full price
- Still contains some minor bugs. (Not game breaking)
- The graphics are stale and unimpressive for modern gamers
- Updates are periodic so fixes and improvements are not quickly available

Final Thoughts:
Stronghold Crusader 2 is a very entertaining medieval RTS castle-building simulation that is packed with gameplay and will continue to get better with time as more content is added. However, it does come at a considerable price. I recommend this game to all RTS lovers, but if you're on a tight gaming budget then i would wishlist it and wait for a sale. In the meantime, you might also consider buying the original Stronghold Crusader game to get a taste of the crusader experience.

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48 persone su 59 (81%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Pubblicata: 11 luglio
I smashed every enemy woodcutter hut, burned every farm, destroyed every mine, ground every hovel into the dust, then as I basked in the glory of my victory and gloated over my fallen foe laughing as my archers cut down every single peasent that dared set foot outside the keep I was horrified to see all the building instantly rebuilt from nothing. How was this possible when they had nothing left to build with?

Truly it was a miracle and that was when I accepted Jesus into my heart.
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Pubblicata: 9 aprile
I have played all of the previous stronghold crusader games and enjoyed them. This one is totally terrible however. At first glance it seems totally awesome. There are additional units that have been added, and the graphics are excellent. Unfortunately the AI is ridiculous. In the old Stronghold crusader you could actually use tactics and choke off your enemy by hitting his supply lines. In this one, he randomly generates additional units, and no matter how low his supplies are, each wave keeps getting harder and harder. I made it through half the campaigns and started with hard, and then went to normal and then to easy. Never had this problem before, and I've played all sorts of strategy games, including warcraft, starcraft, crusader, etc. The tutorial is very basic and its up to you to figure out how the new units actually work, so not much fun there either.
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Pubblicata: 20 giugno
- Sound is recycled from the original Stronghold, which is 14 years old.
- Soldiers will not obey your commands, most of the time forgetting what they were told and rushing off to do something entirely different after 20 seconds. It's like herding cats.
- Clicking is very fiddly
- Campaign is extremely short and uninspired.

+ Steam now allows refunds
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