Tax, torture or treat your peasants! Rehabilitate criminals or sentence them to death? Decide as you enjoy jousting over a lavish banquet, all while under siege from the warmongering Lord Barclay.
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March 2

Firefly's Favourite Custom Maps
Have YOU already beaten Stronghold 2, Stronghold Crusader 2 or one of our other new Steam Editions? Are YOU sitting there right now thinking “If only I had a few extra maps to try out!” while patiently waiting for the next Stronghold to come out?

Well your prayers have been answered! Watch as we run us through some of our favourite custom maps currently available to download and play on Steam Workshop. We picked seven of the best Stronghold community maps from the games' respective Workshop pages, even throwing in an enjoyable Space Colony scenario for you Stig fans out there!

Got a favourite map of your own? Perhaps you uploaded your magnum opus long ago but it never quite made it to the top of the Workshop? Well fear not! We’ll be featuring more community content in future videos, so if you have a map you’d like to shine a spotlight on let us know in the comments and we’ll try it out.

Credits to Sir Gareth the Ganjagrinder, Sebastien Le Hardi, acv55555, -V-, MooSSiah, Amir P, Impaa and Spinnx!

Cataracta Island (Stronghold 2)
The Castle Invictus (Stronghold Legends)
Sneaky Cheeky Peaky (Stronghold Crusader 2)
Shady Practices (Space Colony)
Crusader's Rift (Stronghold Crusader 2)
Waterfall Lands (Stronghold 2)
The Scoundrel & The Squire (Stronghold Legends)
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February 16

Lunar New Year Update

34% Off and Two New Maps
Test your strategic prowess across two brand new maps released to celebrate the Chinese New Year and Steam’s very own Lunar New Year Sale! As we enter the year of the dog Spencer Steel invites YOU to set foot on legendary new battlegrounds for stellar skirmish and multiplayer action.

Two New Maps
  • Yin and Yang - Feel the balance of power shift between victory and defeat as you face your opponent on YingYang, a cosy little two-player map with plentiful resources and intertwined player estates. In the eternal struggle of good versus evil it is up to you to tip the scales and subdue your opponent by claiming valuable resources and dominating their land.

  • Snake River - A large three-player battleground with numerous neutral estates spread along the banks of its slithering river bends. With limited resources available on player estates, control over the neutral land is vital for expanding your castle and raising an army powerful enough to crush your opponents.

Want to create your own lunar new year map? Then fire up the Stronghold Legends Map Editor now from the Steam client under “Library” and “Tools”. Create your custom magical map and publish it in the Steam Workshop for the Stronghold community to enjoy.

We hope you enjoy the new maps and the rest of the Steam Lunar Sale!
Please Note - These new maps are not included in the base game and must be downloaded separately via Steam Workshop using the links above.
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“If you're into serious castle-building and siegecraft, nothing else comes close.”
8.4/10 – PC Gamer

“Few marry these two traditional aspects of real-time strategy so seamlessly.”
8/10 – Yahoo!

“The vastly improved graphics are a joy to behold.”
9/10 – Thunderbolt

About This Game

Stronghold 2: Steam Edition allows players to experience true ‘castle life’ gameplay. Entertain your subjects or rule with an iron fist, dispensing medieval justice to overworked and malnourished peasants. With powerful barons jostling for power over a disintegrating kingdom, it is up to you to stem the tides of ambition and unite the land under the one true King! With an intricate economy, siege warfare, crime and punishment systems and classic medieval events, this highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Stronghold comes packed with new additions to classic Stronghold gameplay.

Key Features

  • Stronghold Reforged – Enjoy Steam multiplayer, Workshop, achievements, visual enhancements, new maps and more!
  • Rule as You Desire – Rehabilitate or simply execute thieving peasants using everything from gibbets to gallows!
  • Simulate Castle Life – Duel inside buildings, hold lavish banquets or build a war economy and lay siege to rival lords.
  • Take the Crown – Gain Honour by title, strategy or force and dominate the new ‘Kingmaker’ skirmish mode.
  • Craft Custom Maps – Create and share custom scenarios via Steam Workshop using the in-game map editor.
  • Besiege Your Friends – Battle up to eight players online in Kingmaker and Deathmatch game modes.

Steam Edition

Building on the sim gameplay of the original Stronghold, Stronghold 2 allows players to rule as they please and still conquer each skirmish. Unhappy peasants turn to crime and must be punished, rival lords can raise entire armies on their title alone and sieges must be fought tooth and nail, with close combat taking place inside castle structures! Stronghold 2 Online extends this gameplay to competitive multiplayer for up to eight players over Steam, with offline skirmish mode also available against computer-controller opponents.

Created exclusively for Steam, Stronghold 2: Steam Edition comes with Steam multiplayer support, achievements, a new map pack, digital art book, soundtrack and trading cards. The Steam Edition also updates Stronghold 2 with full Steam Workshop integration, allowing to you easily create and share custom maps with friends. Recreate iconic real-life castles, battlegrounds from medieval history and scenes from your favourite fantasy epic!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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