Stronghold 3 Gold has been updated to patch 1.12.0. This update includes bug fixes with the units, castle making and multiplayer issues.
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Very Negative (33 reviews) - 18% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (2,313 reviews) - 29% of the 2,313 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 25, 2012

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About This Game

Stronghold 3 is the long-awaited third installment in the award winning castle-building series. Set 10 years after the original, the Wolf it seems, has cheated death and during his painful recovery he’s become even more bitter and twisted. Now he seeks revenge. Raiding villages and towns during the dead of night, the Wolf has created a tide of panic and you and your allies are the only force that stand against him. In this stunning new update to the world’s favorite Castle Sim - will you triumph by day or die by night?

Key features:

  • Build and manage mighty castles with an improved building system allowing unprecedented levels of realism and intricacy
  • Realistic physics and cutting-edge graphics make siege warfare more brutal than ever.
  • Watch your village spring to life in an amazing depiction of medieval village life
  • Story-driven gameplay engages players across two campaigns: combat or economic
  • Dramatic night time sieges add a new dimension to the Stronghold franchise
  • Besiege other players’ castles or defend your own in a range of action-packed online multiplayer modes
  • Attack or defend accurately re-created castles from the pages of history. Will you succeed where others failed?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP SP3/ Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU – 2.0GHZ
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® Vista SP2/ Windows® 7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB ATI 4800 series or better, 512 MB nVidia 9800 series or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB space free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • OS: 10.6.8 and above
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) Quad Core Recommended CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB
    • Video Card: Radeon HD2600, Geforce 8600, with 512 MB VRam or better
    • Additional: Two Button Mouse
    • Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce® 8600, 8800, 9600M, GT 120, 320M ATI Radeon HD 2600, HD 3870, HD 4670, HD 4850, HD 5670, HD 5750
    • OS: Linux, Ubuntu 14.10, Mint 17 supported
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core) Quad Core Recommended CPU Speed: 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 8 GB
    • Video Card: OpenGL 2.1 capable card, nvidia and fglrx supported
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Very Negative (33 reviews)
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Kaila
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 31
I really enjoy the stronghold series, i actually enjoy this one the most of all the titles.
it is a bit buggy but i just love simulation games with a passion and a castle building sim is right up my street!

love it hopefully stronghold 4 will come out and be the best one of the series.
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Ssmb_92
38.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
I bought this game blindly, after having played SH2, and only 2, without reading any reviews. I just assumed this was gonna be as good, with better graphics and mechanics, and maybe even less annoying narration. What an utter disappointment, I can't stand to play it. Not after the precedent SH2 set for me. This is a big step in the wrong direction. Do not buy it, they couldn't give this one away.

Now my Steam says I've clocked in 38 hours on this game, personally I've only clocked in about 5 hours, my younger brother racking up the rest. No way I could bear 38 hours. My bro discovered SH2, hasn't touched this sack of $#!+ since.
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Creamy Goodness
38.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
What a buggy piece of garbage, as if the constant corrupting files and crashes wernt enough but units get stuck in trees, TREES!
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[RD] Elequin
9.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 27
I loved the previous Stronghold games. This is nothing like them. Total garbage.
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Dildo Carnage
5.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
I have over 1000 hours easily on stronghold crusader and let me tell you this, Stick with the original stronghold or stronghold crusader, Stronghold 2 is decent. So I did free build, bought a ton of wood to start up my castle and 5 minutes into the game I hit the 125 buildings cap, this game is a joke, dont even waste your time.
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liamyt19
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
They stepped up the grapics and lost the content
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-1stRN- Lord Elderberry
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
Absolutely awful game. Limited, tiny map sizes, building restrictions, bugs galore. What's worse? I bought this before the refund policy, so cannot even hope to get my money back for this game. I feel cheated.
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«§aπµrα¡♣Z£rΦ»
23.3 hrs
Posted: August 16
This game is worth 5$ and thats me being generous.

Seriously dont buy this POS. huge disapointment.
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Nivlac
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 15
I love paying for a game that has less content then the older ones!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
I'm in the middle of a relaxing free mode. Building my dream castle. Got my walls, houses, some flowers for people to frolick amongst, and I'm trying to increase my farms then BAM. I get hit with a cap on how many buildings I can build. Come on, man. I just want to build a cool ♥♥♥ castle. There's so much space to build in but I can only use some of it. Really bummed me out. Loved the classic Stronghold as well as Crusader. This one just breaks my makes my heart ache a bit.
Final words: It's a'ight at best.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
I love paying for a game that has less content then the older ones!
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
.. And when your troops FINALLY arrives to the enemy's keep, the game crashes

A medieval middle finger

Now, where is crusader's disc...
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
They stepped up the grapics and lost the content
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This game is worth 5$ and thats me being generous.

Seriously dont buy this POS. huge disapointment.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Absolutely awful game. Limited, tiny map sizes, building restrictions, bugs galore. What's worse? I bought this before the refund policy, so cannot even hope to get my money back for this game. I feel cheated.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This game has had a couple upgrades since Stronghold 2, but no-where near enough to compete with it. You guys really went down hill in my opinion. Big bummer as i was really looking forward to play this game. There's no kingmaker type of play, thats a big drawback as well. Still a descent game to play but deff not worth the $30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
I have over 1000 hours easily on stronghold crusader and let me tell you this, Stick with the original stronghold or stronghold crusader, Stronghold 2 is decent. So I did free build, bought a ton of wood to start up my castle and 5 minutes into the game I hit the 125 buildings cap, this game is a joke, dont even waste your time.
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826 of 870 people (95%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
During the Pre-release stage of this game, skirmishes were promised against AI or Human players; Steam even had the feature on the store page as well. After watching the DEV-team videos and listening to what they were "promising" I decided to pre-order it (pre-ordered it the day before it came out).

Fast Forward a day and stronghold 3 was released. The features that I had purchased this game for were missing from the in-game menu and when I got out to check the store page they had removed at least half of the bullet points for what this game was promising. Fraud?

The game itself is riddled with issues; path-finding, graphical mishaps, and the beloved soldiers mixed with wall syndrome. The skirmish is no longer a skirmish of any sort but a rather boring and pointless sandbox free-build mode where you build a glitched-out castle on one of 7 tiny maps.

The campaign itself is TERRIBLE. The cutscenes are storyboards, which they try to play off as art (something only BL2 was able to pull off without it seeming like the game was rushed and released without polish).

Dont buy this game. Dont buy any games from the criminals at Firefly, i wouldnt purchase this game for $0.50 and it was the last game I have or will ever pre-order. It's worth noting that after reading reviews of their newest "game" it appears that much of the same happened yet again. They simply cash in on a halfway decent game that was made 20 years ago without putting forth much effort to change or enhance anything. Terrible company, terrible games, and terrible ethics.
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688 of 719 people (96%) found this review helpful
185 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2015
I'm sure there are already enough negative comments to ward off even the stupidest buyer but I'm going to add mine anyway because leaving a negative comment is the only enjoyment I get from this game.

The initial release of Stronghold 3 may be the most shameful act in gaming history. If this were Japan, the staff of Firefly would be honor bound to commit Hari-Kari.

Like so many others I have been with the Stronghold Series from the start; absolutely one of my favorites until...Stronghold 3. It was more than a slap in the face to fans of the series. It was an insult to the entire gaming community.

It was months late from its expected arrival. Each delay accompanied by an assurance they were refining the game. What they were doing was hurriedly hacking together a cheap revised version of SH2. Even though the "frankenstein" they had created still lacked life, they released it upon the world, in time for the Christmas market.

Thanks to trusting fans and unwary buyers the game went gold immediately. The scheme had worked perfectly. They dangled it front of us with a lot of hype [lies], made a fortune in initial sales, delivered a bonified POC, figuring to patch the monster together in the following months. And then failed to deliver on that as well.

Here's an example of the refinements they were making. I call it, Mission: Impossible
One of the first missions is to defend the town from wolf attacks. I built 2 wooden towers with ladder access, put archers in them to intercept the wolves and reduce their numbers as they approached the town. The wolves came, climbed the ladders into the towers and killed my archers. Any playtesting at all could not miss this.

If releasing this abomination upon a trusting fan base wasn't despicable enough; consider how they treated the foreign markets. The Chinese were sold a retail copy that could not be converted to a Steam account. That meant they had no access to any patches except if a kind soul posted a cracked version somewhere. Let me say it again. They sold the Chinese unplayable versions of the game with no support. Anything for a buck.

I don't care what excuse they give for their actions. They cheated me. They cheated the world. And there's been no retribution for the crime. Firefly is dead to me. I don't look at anything that has their logo on it. There's plenty of new, respectable talent and castle building games are coming on all the time.
Firefly should stick to games about organized crime anyway. That's where their true talent lies.
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