Live the life of a medieval lord in Stronghold Kingdoms, the world’s first persistent Castle MMO.
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11 декември

Europe 2 Now Live

33 Countries & One Massive Game World

The time for an all-new European adventure has come. Europe 2 has opened its gates to the Lords and Ladies of Stronghold Kingdoms, offering up the riches of its lands and spoils of war to anyone brave enough to claim them. A total of 33 different countries await you in one massive game world, reconstructed from the current day map of Europe and ready to be conquered by your mighty armies and political silver tongue. Settle near your home town, forge unbreakable alliances with your neighbors and set out to take control of the lands of Europe, one throne at a time!

Our second Europe server brings with it new opportunities, territories and opponents to defeat for the glory of your House. Are you a farmer ready to rise up and fight back against oppression in the Kingdom? Log into Europe 2 and prove your bravery in the fight for Stronghold Kingdoms’ largest map yet! Perhaps you are a battle-hardened warlord seeking to put down your sword and continue fighting with the tongue of a diplomat? Prove it by joining Europe 2, fortifying your defenses and using your political finesse to secure one of 33 kingly thrones.

With the launch of Europe 2 we hope to send the message that Kingdoms will continue to grow through the release of new maps, community-driven updates and larger expansion-style feature updates all coming in 2015.

Until next time!

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1 декември

Christmas Update

Snow, New Resource Stashes, Advent Calendar Giveaway and More!

This year Christmas arrives early in Stronghold Kingdoms, with new festive Resource Stashes in-game, snow and an all-new advent calendar featuring more prizes than ever before.

Advent Calendar
We’re sending 2014 off in style with a new and improved Christmas Giveaway, now in the form of a classic advent calendar. As a symbol of our thanks for your years of support and feedback on the future of Stronghold Kingdoms, we have made all Card Packs, Premium Tokens and new limited edition shield designs winnable in this new edition of our yearly giveaway. The Kingdoms advent calendar is now live and runs until its last day on December 25th, when all players who log in and open a door are guaranteed a prize.

To take part all you need to do is:
  1. Log into Stronghold Kingdoms once a day.
  2. Click on one of nine advent calendar doors.
  3. Click on a second door if you don’t win the first time.
  4. Come back the next day for another chance to win!
  5. Enjoy your spoils ranging from random prizes to a guaranteed limited edition ‘Super Charge’ shield design for every five days you log in.

New Scout Stashes
Winter has come to the worlds of Stronghold Kingdoms, with new Christmas-themed Resource Stashes that each give players a chance to win a Wheel Spin! After they are uncovered these presents revert to regular Resource Stashes which can be scouted a second time for Wood, Stone and other basic resources. Log in now and you will see a blanket of snow covering the entire world map, festive trees, animated snowfall and, most important of all, those new festive Resource Stashes! Only the first player to scout each new Stash has a chance to win the aforementioned Wheel Spin, rewarding them for their speed and perception. So keep your eyes peeled and any scouting cards at the ready!

Stamps and Super Charges
A new twist on the Christmas Giveaway, these limited-run ‘Super Charge’ coat of arms designs have been made available for one month only. Featuring images of a proud farmer, armed peasant and three other designs that we won’t spoil for you, these Super Charges are complete shield designs that can be placed like a regular Charge. The key difference is that they are limited edition, custom made with a slightly different art style and a higher level of detail.

All you have to do is log in once a day and open doors in the advent calendar until you either win something or run out of tries, at which point you will be awarded with a stamp. Collect five stamps and you will be awarded a Super Charge, with a total of five unique designs to collect. Turn up every day, win them all and proudly display your unique charge in-game for all to see.

Log in now and claim your advent calendar door, stamp and Wheel Spins from the new in-game Scout stashes. These will remain active until December 26th 2014, with a guaranteed prize in the Kingdoms advent calendar on Christmas Day! Please note that the in-game snow is purely cosmetic, as such it will not affect gameplay. It can also be turned off in the game settings, just in case you get too cold.

Happy Holidays!

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“There’s a whole lot to keep strategy veterans happy”
8.5 – Strategy Informer (Review)

“A level of depth that goes beyond the normal Stronghold games”
Hooked Gamers (Review)

“It's truly NOT a pay to win game”
ZAM (First Look)

Относно тази игра



Europe 2 Now Live

Europe 2 has opened its gates to the Lords and Ladies of Stronghold Kingdoms, offering up the riches of its lands and spoils of war to anyone brave enough to claim them. A total of 33 different countries await you in one massive game world, reconstructed from the current day map of Europe and ready to be conquered by your mighty armies and political silver tongue. Settle near your home town, forge unbreakable alliances with your neighbors and set out to take control of the lands of Europe, one throne at a time!

Are you a farmer ready to rise up and fight back against oppression in the Kingdom? Log into Europe 2 and prove your bravery in the fight for Stronghold Kingdoms’ largest map yet! Perhaps you are a battle-hardened warlord seeking to put down your sword and continue fighting with the tongue of a diplomat? Prove it by joining Europe 2, fortifying your defenses and using your political finesse to secure one of 33 kingly thrones.

Game Description


Live the life of a medieval lord in Stronghold Kingdoms, the world’s first persistent castle MMO. A unique PC Strategy game, Stronghold Kingdoms brings together online interactivity and community, with a richly-depicted medieval world and thousands of real world players.

Besiege the castle that’s never been taken, overthrow ruthless tyrants, bankroll your faction’s war effort, pillage your neighbour’s resources, peacefully raise cattle or do it all! A range of stats, rankings and achievements gives every player something to aim for, from ‘Banquet King’ and ‘Peacebringer’ to 'Besieger of the Month' and ‘Lionheart'! Factions, elections, liege lords and their vassals all provide a real sense of structured community, with many different ways to chat with other players, discuss strategies and build allegiances.

While an impregnable castle should be at the heart of any lord or lady's domain, you can also specialise with a vast research tree. Starting as a humble peasant, each promotion brings with it valuable research points to spend on trading, diplomacy, warfare, farming, religion and more. Be aware though, as your power grows so does your responsibility. Your vassals and parishioners will look to you for guidance and leadership. You may find yourself fighting for the crown itself!

Key Features

  • Build Your Online Stronghold – Crush the invading hordes with impenetrable castle defences. Then launch a counterattack!
  • Plot the Perfect Village – Plan your village layout, arrange buildings for maximum productivity and watch it come to life.
  • Explore a Vast Research Tree – Are you a farmer, trader, diplomat or warlord? Research new technology to specialise and gain the edge.
  • Fight For Your Faction – Join a faction, attack its enemies and return triumphant with their captured banners!
  • Play for Free! – Stronghold Kingdoms is free to play, so no subscription or upfront payment is required.

Системни изисквания

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7 (Windows Update Recommended)
    • Processor: 1GHz or Faster
    • Memory: 512Mb RAM for Windows XP (1GB for Windows Vista & 7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 150 Mb of Hard Drive Space
    • Video Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
Полезни рецензии от клиенти
184 от 207 човека (89%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2,056.5 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 22 юни
This game is fun, and one of the best MMORTS games there is. Unfortunately, it is extremely pay to win. Unless you want to spend your money on crowns to get premium accounts and card packs, it's not worth it.
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130 от 141 човека (92%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
199.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 24 юли
I had serious fun with this game, as you can see on my playtime counter. This game was REALLY good a year or two ago. Now? It's really, really unbalanced. People who are the most powerful usually buy cards to make their armies & castles stronger. And the people who don't buy those stuff just get downed by those who do. But if you ask me, you can still have fun with this game. BUT again in the end, i can't really recommend this.
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118 от 136 човека (87%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
429.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 26 юни
Pay to win crap, avoid
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84 от 90 човека (93%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1,278.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 14 юли
Stronghold Kingdoms is without doubt a complex, unique and interesting game, mostly due to the wide range of interaction possibilities between players, that usually become more and more important the more you get into the game. But is it also a good game, that I would recommend to my friends and such? We will see.

When starting as a new player you will mostly be excited about all the cool researches that you can unlock, about the ranking up and village polishing, that will keep you busy and entertained at the same time. The game does quite well at that, and manages to introduce you into all the different aspects one after another, which keeps you motivated without overdemanding you. However, it can be said that the longer you play, that these things become less and less important. Researching and ranking up will become slower and slower and less interesting, and you will most likely start to see the computer generated castles and attacks more as an annoyance, than as a welcome gameplay element. And then once you kinda got over that "PvE" content of the game, you will see that the "PvP" is all that matters.

And there we go allready: despite some short noob protection time, that covers up your villages for 3-5 days right after spawn/purchase, you are ALLWAYS in PvP mode, so to say. And there is basically no way to disable it. You build your villages on a wide, open map, protect it with some simple castle structures within a fairly limited area, but no matter if you are currently taking part in a fight and staring at your screen like a maniac, or instead sleeping/busy with school, work, whatever/or simply not ONLINE (how dare you!?), you can be attacked from everyone, at any time, and from every place on the map! This game never stops, it just goes on and on, no matter if you like it or not. Combine that with the extremely fast army speeds, and you get a really really bad mixture allready. While playing within a medieval setting, the game doesn't let armies march somewhere, instead it sends them "flying" across the map, with the speed of a jet plane. You aren't online between the few minutes/hours of attack launch and arrival? Then say "bye bye" to your village. Stronghold Kingdoms in that matter can be an extremely fast and unforgiving game, and will play a lot like a RTS game, where units get moved around quickly to strike at enemy weak spots, or simply roll them over with some more armies, in case the defence is good. That could be a fun thing then, but as said this game is pretty UNIQUE, and so the outcome is pretty weird: fights slow down or stop completely, when both sides are online and aware. Like it normally is the case with any other ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ game. But they can heat up up until total annihilation, when it turns out that one side is NOT online, and the enemy finds out about that.

Even that, you could say, is no problem since you then just have to take it as bad luck, get yourself together and move on, in case you were on the receiving end. Building new villages, gathering forces, then strike back. But at this exact point, the game turns out to be terribly broken, and this aspect then is the thing that seriously ruins the "PvP" experience in a whole. Because if you think rebuilding is as fast and easy as attacking, then you are wrong. It's not.

Building or rebuilding a village in Stronghold Kingdoms is slow. Very slow. It takes around one month(!) to build up a full castle from scratch (with full research!), and even longer to do the same with the village part, that belongs to each castle. While placing buildings at first is easy and fast (in case you manage to supply the new village with ressources), the building speed becomes slower and slower the more buildings you placed allready. A mechanics that you normally just find in browser games. The castle building time as such means allready that you will be without proper defence for at least some weeks, but the village building speed basically tops that all and guarantees for a really slow recovering after successfull enemy attacks. Get razed within seconds, then build up again for months. Well, bad luck there, I guess you better should have stayed awake that night. :)

Basically you are an idiot, for building up on your own, that's what the game tells you. But seeing that the attack option where villages get deleted completely is the most widely used variant, you might want to agree that at least someone has to do it at some point. Those people will then get insulted as "farmers", but truth is that they are the only ones that keep fighting gameplay alive, since they are the ones that supply the material on which wars can get fought on.

So overall this can be said about Stronghold Kingdoms: It's a slowly starting, and even in later gameplay mostly also slowly playing medieval-styled game, that sadly counters this slow and repetitive build-up part with a very fast and unforgiving wreck-down part, and therefor fails to balance out these two important core gameplay mechanics. The only thing that may keep you going at the end are the various friends and allies that you meet over time...putting the gameplay itself aside, the game offers you a lot of pretty well made communication possibilities then, with ingame forums, a private message system, and (sadly rarely used) ingame live chatrooms. You can then moan together with your friends about the plonker that just destroyed your good, fully built village over night for no good reason within 5 minutes, and maybe gather together for a just as merciless counterattack. But that, seriously, isn't half as entertaining as it may sound like. ;) So go and try out the game (it's free, after all...), have some fun with it, but watch out for the possibly unbalanced and unfair end-game part, that will mostly either bore you to death, stomp you into the ground completely, or offer you an uncertain thing inbetween those 2 options.
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65 от 70 човека (93%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1,901.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 21 октомври
This is one of the best online strategy games with a great combination of strategy, tactics and politics, but (and this is where I agree with so many of the other reviews) the balance of the game is so extraordinarily in favor of the buying-system it is basically unplayable without spending a lot of money.

The problem is that there is no limit on the usage of the cards in the game. The more cards you have, the more troops you have, the faster they move and the stronger they are. You win by spending money -period-
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34 от 38 човека (89%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
50.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 24 октомври
Whilst this game is entertaining for a while, it soon becomes obvious that you will soon be crushed by rediculously overbearing armies from more advanced players. Add to that the pestering for ingame pay-to-win currency, and it's worse than, say, facebook's Sparta game.
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28 от 30 човека (93%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1,436.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 септември
Don't bother playing it. After many hours, I can tell you that the game consist of angry people fighting for some make believe position and will destroy even the smallest of villages to harrass those who do not want to join their make believe group.

Also, it is a pay to win.
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22 от 24 човека (92%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
297.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 21 ноември
This game had awesome mechanics, probably the best mechanics you could see in a MMO game. I played it for months without getting bored, it was really fun-- killing, upgrading, capturing, scouting, expanding, producing, destroying, gathering, researching...

This went very well until I witnessed something, I discovered later something in game...
There is "cards system" (yeah, it is obvious) and the cards are making this game PVP-unplayable if you don't buy them.

Rating: Free to Play 8/10
Rating: Pay to Play 4/10
Even EA would make this a more-playable game.
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23 от 26 човека (88%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
832.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 17 ноември
Love the concept of this game. FF just doesn't get it! Need to balance the advantage cards give the uber-spenders and those that can only afford to spend a few bucks a week.
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20 от 25 човека (80%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
85.4 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 5 октомври
Pointless grind just to get captured by a big player once you grow your town big enough so it is worth taking. Alternatively you can throw piles of money at the game and hope to grow a bit before getting captured anyway.
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13 от 14 човека (93%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
692.9 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 септември
An absolute blast, until it becomes absolutely pay-to-win (like a similar browser-based game of yesteryear - Travian). It's a real shame, because it is otherwise a game with nice complexity and detail and speed. An ideal game for the kind of person who likes a little diplomacy and to do a lot of city-building.
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11 от 11 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
61.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 30 септември
Would be a great game, if it would not be PAY4WIN!
You build your castle(s) for weeks until WHOOPS, a paying player does raze or capture it in no time.

I do not recommend it.
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23 от 33 човека (70%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 8 ноември
I have played Stronghold Crusader as a kid , now I am an MLG pro at the game. This is nothing like it , it's a f-ing timed game , that's what it is , and lemme tell ya. The graphics look choppy and the overlay is a mess , don't download this game , its a P2W game. On day one it's fun but then comes the p2w part. The balance so extraordinarily in the favor of the buying-system it's basically unplayable without spending a lot of money . What are you spending lots of money on? Cards that make your troops fast and buff like a afro-american , but now in all seriousness , it goes like this : The more cards you have, the more troops you have, the faster they move and the stronger they are. And what is the mess here ?? You can buy unlimited f-ing cards.
(SECOND ACCOUNT 500hrs +)



(TL;DR)
Cons
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-Very time consuming

- Pay to win

- Bugs

-Non-friendly overlay
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Pros
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+ Over 150 quests

+ 4 Big research trees lots of variety.

+ It's Stronghold
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I just can't reccomend it now , maybe in the future.
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12 от 13 човека (92%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3,185.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 13 юли
I've been playing this game for a good 2 years now. 2,000+ hours total purely on the Steam app (About 1,000 on the stand-alone application.) Combined, I've spent over 3,000 hours playing this game.

I would not recommend this game to anyone, ever.
This game is the best example of Free-to-Play, Pay-to-Win gone wrong.

Admittedly, without "Crowns" (in-game currency bought using real-life currency), this game is a splendid real-time strategy game.

It all falls apart, however, when a free player attempts to interact with a so-called "premium" player.

While you spend grueling days upon days building up a modest village, army, and castle without spending a single dollar, someone can drop a couple hundred dollars on this game, and instantly wipe you out, forcing you to start from the beginning with nothing.

And if the pay-to-win player is indeed wiped out somehow, he can always pay some more real-life money, and instantly be back up and running.

The limiting factor in the game used to be Faith Points, but FireFly Studios has slowly begun to release cards that tamper with even that mechanic. Thus, I have decided to drop this game from my library before being forced to further endure wallet warriors.

Do not get this game, unless you enjoy stressing over whether or not your months of hard work will be erased by someone with enough money to build what you built, in a mere hour.
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14 от 18 човека (78%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
313.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 8 октомври
"Pay To Win" all I can say to you. If you are spoiled you will have fun otherwise not worth the time you spend! Keep out. don't get addicted and quite knowing there is a spoiled 10 yearold that is constantly beating your A.S.S with his parents money! If only this world wasn't all about greed.......
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8 от 8 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 22 юни
Wasn't that fun even with friends was way to slow to build anything.
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8 от 8 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
321.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 24 юни
uuuggh, this is soooo bad... don't waste your time on it... especially, don't waste your money on it
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8 от 8 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
708.1 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 29 ноември
This game, this game is so much fun to play if you've got time to waste. It's like farmville on crack.
The thing is, it's ridicously unbalanced. Cards that can be bought give you significant advantages.
Probably one of the biggest being able to manage your villages while youre not online.

The thing is, if you don't pay, you really dont get to play.

The boosts (cards) in this game that people buy give people an unbalanced benefit.

XP boosts (so you can expand faster and have more power)
Build time reduction (no joke, castles can take weeks of real time to build)
A que, (yeup you can only build one thing at time if you dont pay)
peasant management while youre not in game. (basically peasants come in at set intervals depending on happiness, they're either assigned to your army or a vacant building to do a job, however you have to do this manually if you're not paying thus peasants tend to build up while you're not playing)

there's probably more that i'm missing but these ones are probably the most noteable.
I've seen people who have bought cards who grow 3-4 times faster than i can.

You can get cards for free...at times, but those cards will run out fast, and if you're not acquiring new ones you will fall behind.

I have over 700 hours in this game, and yet i cant recommend it.
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8 от 9 човека (89%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 22 юни
terrible game
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8 от 9 човека (89%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.6 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 25 юни
Meh.... Pretty Boring and time consuming.
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