Stronghold 3 Gold now includes 11 new PC maps created by community users, including: 3 Siege Maps, 2 Freebuild Maps and 6 Multiplayer Maps.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (1,677 reviews)
Release Date: May 25, 2012

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May 3

Stronghold 3 Steam Trading Cards

Steam Trading Cards are now available for the Stronghold 3 players. You can now collect and trade with your friends 9 Trading Cards representing different characters from the game, 5 Backgrounds with amazing in-game sightings and 5 emoticons to express anger or amusement using faces of different characters such as the Boy or Pig.

After you collect all 9 Trading Cards, you will be rewarded with a Badge. The badges are the heads of different Stronghold 3 lords, such as The Jackal, The Wolf, The Princess and so on. To collect the cards you must play the game. Show everyone the true strength of a true Stronghold 3 player!

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Stronghold 3 Gold - 11 new maps now available!

Stronghold 3 Gold now includes 11 new PC maps created by community users, including: 3 Siege Maps, 2 Freebuild Maps and 6 Multiplayer Maps.

Available for PC, Mac & Linux, Stronghold 3 Gold contains the Blackstaff 5 mission single player campaign and bonus Historical Sieges.

Set during the events of Stronghold 3’s military story, the Blackstaff campaign follows Thomas Blackstaff as he hunts down the three escaped sons of The Rat. Travel across the sea to Greyshore Island to battle the Evil Brotherhood.

Bigger than ever before, the world’s favorite castle sim now contains 3 core campaigns (including the new Blackstaff Campaign), 4 multiplayer modes (including the new Coronation mode), a free build sandbox mode and 12 historical sieges.

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
Helpful customer reviews
307 of 342 people (90%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Sorry,you are viewing the wrong site.
Go search "Stronghold Crusader Collection" or "Stronghold Crusader HD" instead m'lord.
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1,540 of 1,871 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
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104 of 110 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I'm just.. i don't know. I'm shocked.

Back in the days I played ALOT of Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader and it was totaly AWESOME.

This "game" here is just.. i don't know. What the hell where they thinking?! The unit movement makes you think you're playing on half if not quarter speed. The pathing is ABSOLUTELY stupid. Unit attacks aswell - an example: Lets say you have 50 Man-at-arms (spear throwing unit) and ORDER to attack a group of enemy units atleast 40 of these Man at arms will throw their spear although the enemy man at arms dies from 3 spears maximum thus making 37 Spears go completly into vain.


No skirmish mode just "User maps"

I was realy fighting with myself to make a pro/con list but i just can't. It's pointless. I hate to say it but i see no Pro's in this game and i'm realy an easy customer when it comes to games.

2/10 max. Wouldn't recommend it and I'm glad that i got this game through a Bundle for 3Euros instead of paying 29.99 for this piece of crap. Holy hell Firefly what happened? Sh1 and Crusader were awesome? How could you ♥♥♥♥ it up that much?!


Like i said 2/10 max. Would not recommend.
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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Summary - THERE IS NO CUSTOM SKIRMISH WITH AI

The above title is all you really need to know. This was the first game of the downfall of the brilliant Firefly Studios Stronghold serious. This game lacks content, and is the slowest and most boring Stronghold I've ever played. I have played every stronghold that has come out apart from the newest Stronghold Crusader 2. This game does not have a Custom Skrimish mode, the economic campaign has about an hour-long playthrough and the rest of the campaigns I didn't even bother to try to finish with.

The Good -

The only merit this game has is the Free Build, and you have to download the map editor to this game SEPARATELY. The graphics look nice and polished, the lighting is decent and that's about it.

The Bad -

Simply put, this game is half-♥♥♥♥♥. The music, the voices, the buildings and even some of the characters are ripped from the other strongholds. The largest map in Stronghold 2 is the smallest map you can make in Stronghold Crusader (I'm dead serious). The game sucks your PCs performance despite there being 1/100 of the amount of stuff to process compared to the Total War games. MULTIPLAYER LOBBYS ARE DEAD.

RATING: 4/10
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52 of 64 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
just bad, no other words, not even worth the discount, be smart and save your money for another game
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