Now available for Linux, PC and Mac! Stronghold 3 Gold arrives with the new Blackstaff 5 mission single player campaign and bonus Historical Sieges.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (1,047 reviews)
Release Date: May 25, 2012
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Stronghold 3 Gold Now Available for LINUX!

Now 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

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    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
42 of 50 people (84%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Buggy, missing key features, never fully fixed. Buy the older games or perhaps Crusader 2 instead.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
About as fun as masterbating with sandpaper
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Just no. NEVER BUY THIS GAME EVER.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Would have been more acceptable with the issues it has and the graphics if it was Early Access, since its a release the developers should feel ashamed at ruining a franchise like Stronghold. Add to that the fact that this is a 3 year old game and its still 29.99? Its nice that its ported to linux but would have been better if Stronghold: Crusader HD would be ported to linux, an all around better game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
worst in the series
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I really don't know what Firefly was thinking releasing this....
If you have played Stronghold 2, then you already own/played a better game than this.
This is Stronghold 2, but missing all the good stuff.
Falcon Post: gone
Skirmish: Gone
Torture's Guild: Gone
Magistrates Office: Gone
Guard Post(for catching criminals): Gone
Sewer Pits: Gone
This list goes on...
If anything this is "Stronghold 1.1" NOT 3
Find a copy of Stronghold 2, before even giving 4.50$ for this. Not only will you enjoy the game, but its finished, with a ton more detail.
I hate having to give this game a bad review, I really love the Stronghold series. But, this is very close to a "facebook" game, it is lacking so much!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It is (almost) so good!!! Stronghold 3 is a generally good game, It has a balanced system of progression and a good castle building system; but, the lack of skirmmish may be a deal-breaker for many. That's right, this game has no skirmmish. Except for some (generic) campaigns and a tutorial, this game has NO singleplayer. So if you don't have some reliable friends I would sadly not recommend this game, but I you have a network of friends and they have this game, you could have a LOT of fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I still can't see why they couldn't at least update this game so you can build walls and gates in practical spots and all these pictures showing horizions and skies yet I've never been able to change my camera angle it makes the game (graphically anyway) look alot better than it is, it's very dissapointing I'm loving Crusader 2 but I still want to finish this campaign, they really need a major overhaul of this game. I wish I could recommend this game but I would be lying if I did. :(
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
This games problems are many and varied.The balance and AI are near nonexistent. The graphics are clunky and uncharming, the pathfinding is painful and sticky. This game lacks the charm and humor of the first game. Hopefully one day the king will return and a developer will create a proper sequel to the beloved first Stronghold
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
I got this game because it was on sale and I enjoyed Stronghold 2. I decided that I would try out the peacefull mode first. After building a wooden wall that reached far out into the sea and ran through a whale, I learned all that I needed to know about this game. The graphics are pretty, but the soldiers and overall AI do not act intellgiently at all.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Do not buy this...
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Terrible, just terrible.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Mac version is so buggy that it is unplayable...
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I bought the game because it was cheap in a steam sale, i regret every penny. Such a waste of game, please dont buy it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game sucks.

- So buggy.
- Recruits getting stuck on buildings and walls.

Don't buy this.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
No skirmish mode no thank you.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Multiplayer doesnt work on mac at all and on windows (using two diff computers) had to manually go into files and fix them to play multiplayer.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
38.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Trash
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
sad, just sad. 3.9ghz w/8g ram and the vidoe/gameplay is choppy at best. even with everything turned down to medium quality and some things turned off, its jusy way to choppy. even at 4-5 bucks i wished i could get a refund. this falls on steam as well selling this crap.
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