The original castle sim, Stronghold HD allows you to design, build and destroy historical castles. Engage in medieval warfare against the AI in one of two single player campaigns or online with up to 8 players.
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Very Positive (1,919 reviews) - 93% of the 1,919 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 19, 2001

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July 28

New Language Support

Russian and Chinese Now Available!
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Stronghold HD is now available with Russian and Chinese language support. This new version also features cosmetic maps of Russia and China, replacing the UK map in the original game's campaign UI when playing in those languages.

  • On-screen text and subtitles in both Russian and Chinese.
  • Hundreds of lines of spoken dialogue and hours of new audio (Russian Only).
  • Hear and see your favourite characters insult you in your native tongue!
  • One of the first Stronghold titles to be made available in Chinese.

As with the release of the original HD edition and recent patch, this new language pack is free for all existing owners of the game. We hope you enjoy the update and look forward to more free updates for Stronghold games in your library, including the upcoming Stronghold 2: Steam Edition!

To change the game language for Stronghold HD please follow these steps:

  1. Log into your Steam account.
  2. Right click on a game from the Steam game library and choose Properties.
  3. Go to the Language tab.
  4. Select the language you wish to use from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK.

Please Note - Files for this language may need to be downloaded before you can play.
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July 5

New Patch

Updates, Steam Editions and New Games!

A free update has just been released for Stronghold HD. The new patch adds support for new resolutions, localized campaign maps and a few long overdue bug fixes! This will be followed by at least one additional patch for the game, as well as a Steam Edition upgrade for Stronghold 2 and new Stronghold games on PC and mobile.

Available for both HD Stronghold titles, today's patch adds support for two additional resolutions requested by players as well as a few small bug fixes involving archer fire and map crashes. The Polish, Japanese and Brazilian versions of Stronghold HD also now contain maps of Poland, Japan and Brazil in place of the UK map in the original game's campaign UI. These minor additions to the our first two games are being released to signal that they are both still important to us! Further updates can and should be expected.

For the time being we will continue to work toward the release of Stronghold 2: Steam Edition this summer and Stronghold Kingdoms on mobile, with cross-play available on PC. Once these titles are released focus will shift to the next mainline Stronghold game for PC.
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About This Game

The original castle sim, Stronghold HD allows you to design, build and destroy historical castles. Engage in medieval warfare against the AI in one of two single player campaigns or online with up to 8 players.



With 21 missions to test your mettle and four renegade lords to defeat, it is up to you to reunite medieval England and take back your lands from the treacherous Rat, Pig, Snake and Wolf. Missions range from breaking sieges and capturing enemy castles to raising gold and holding off enemy attacks. Also featured is a full economic campaign, tasking players to gather resources and build weapons within the time limit.



Wield greater control over your army than ever before with new high resolution graphics! The new HD battlefield view allows you to zoom out and play in real-time, with the whole map on one screen. Advance on the castle gates while flanking the enemy from behind, feign retreat and lead your foe into a deadly trap or just sit back and watch the destruction unfold.



  • Design and build your very own castle, complete with a working economy and brutal killing zones.
  • Battle through 21 story-based missions as you drive back the villainous Wolf and reclaim medieval England.
  • Build your dream castle in the combat-free economic campaign or besiege historical castles in Siege That!.
  • View the entire battlefield on a single screen with support for new HD resolutions.
  • Take your castle wherever you go with Steam Cloud support for saved games.
  • Play the original game on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 with added compatibility.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.6GHz equivalent Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Video: 64MB video card with hardware Transform & Lighting
    • Hard Drive: 2.5GB uncompressed free space
    • Sound: DirectX 7 compatible sound card or higher
    • Direct X: DirectX 9.0c (included) or higher
    • Multiplayer: GameRanger software will be installed for mutiplayer matchmaking support
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