Live the life of a medieval lord online in Stronghold Kingdoms, the world’s first Castle MMO. Farm peacefully, engage in political mind games or lay siege to sworn enemies.
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Mixed (72 reviews) - 48% of the 72 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (6,580 reviews) - 68% of the 6,580 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 27, 2012

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June 16

The Future of Kingdoms

Endgame, New Features and Cross-Play

The Sixth Age

Effective immediately the Lords and Ladies of World 4 will now play using the new rule set:

  1. The cost to recruit troops in capitals has been halved.
  2. Movement speed has increased for Armies and Scouts.
  3. Monk movement speed has been doubled.
  4. Weapons can now be found in stashes.
  5. Weapons can once again be bought and sold at markets.
  6. The max size for a faction is now 10 players.
  7. One million Glory Points are required to win each Glory Round.

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The Final Age

With the Sixth Age update now live it's time to announce our plans for the future of Stronghold Kingdoms! Once the Sixth Age Glory Race comes to an end on a world, said world will then enter its Final Age. In this age a single House of players must conquer and capture all Royal Towers, a new PvE target on the world map, before the House Marshall decides whether or not to press ‘The Button’ and close their world forever! Select players are then rewarded with ‘Royal Loot’ prize tiers, based on their rank and position at world end.

  • Royal Towers – New randomly-generated PvE targets spawn on the map.
  • New Rules – Towers rebuild once captured by a captain, but cannot be reinforced.
  • Player-Led – House Marshall who controls all towers can end the game world.
  • Massive Loot – Ending the world guarantees the winning house epic rewards.

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The Future

New features and updates are in active development:

  • New Features – Exciting gameplay changes are planned for Kingdoms in the form of future feature updates.
  • Events System – A new in-game events system will offer global PvE and PvP challenges for all players, with rewards for those who rise to the challenge.
  • iOS and Android – Our redesigned mobile version of Kingdoms is set for a late summer release on iOS and Android devices.
  • New Worlds – Extra worlds and world types will be introduced to gradually replace those closed by winning Houses.

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April 14

New Game World

'Global Conflict 2' Now Live

World Launch

Stronghold Kingdoms' largest game world yet, Global Conflict 2 features fresh gameplay in the form of a grander scale and renewed emphasis on PvP combat. Fundamental to Kingdoms' design, PvP is the focus of this new world. Global Conflict returns to the game's roots as an online battle of wits, nerve and resources between Lords and Ladies.

Players must strategize amongst themselves to take and hold everything from small islands and city states to huge countries and entire continents. Experience true grand strategy by taking one of 151 different countries in this new, massively expanded playable game world!


To celebrate today’s launch we are also giving away the below bundle of in-game prizes to 151 lucky Stronghold Kingdoms players, one for each country on the new world map!

  • 10 Random Card Packs
  • 5 Super Random Packs
  • 5 Ultimate Random Packs
  • 1 Premium Token (30-Day)

To enter simply follow these instructions:

  1. Go to Stronghold Kingdoms on Facebook
  2. Share the ‘Global Conflict 2 Now Live’ news post by clicking ‘Share’
  3. Comment on the post (Remember to include your Kingdoms username!)
  4. Like the post by clicking ‘Like’

151 winning players will be chosen at random after the competition ends at 09:00am GMT on Thursday April 21st. These lucky players will be revealed and their prizes given a day later on Friday, April 22nd.

Please Note: To join Global Conflict 2 players will need to log in, click on the blue 'Select World' button, find Global Conflict 2 in the list of available game worlds and click 'Join'.

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“One of my favorite MMORTS titles”
Engadget (Quick Look)

“A rich massively multiplayer strategy game”
GameWatcher (Review)

“Stronghold Kingdoms captures the feel of the medieval era”
MMO Play (Review)

Just Updated

Now Available: The Sixth Age

Extra armaments and lightning-fast sieges! After the political reformation, expanded military schools and abundant treasure castles that characterised Fifth Age gameplay, the Sixth Age will force players to completely change gear. By increasing the pace of Kingdoms’ bread and butter gameplay, such as launching attacks and monking, the Sixth Age means to prepare you for the challenges to come…

You will need to keep your allies close and eyes open as you carve out a path for your medieval empire in this new age. Weapons are plentiful, diplomacy is limited and attacks are swift, so stay vigilant! Old enemies and new rivals may emerge as we prepare for the Kingdoms endgame.

About This Game

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!

  • 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 with no subscription or upfront payment required.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1 or Windows 7/8/10 (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
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Mixed (72 reviews)
Mixed (6,580 reviews)
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( 158.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
ningggers are worth air
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( 1,842.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Only A Peasent (Level 2). Seems Fun enough.....
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Now, This game is fine. Not good, just... meh. The reason I don't like this game is that A.) The Dev's are actually in the ratings recommending the game, which I haven't seen since the like of Day one garry's incedent. B.) This game has stollen models, most prominately from age of empires. Good job Dev team.
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( 528.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
It's a good game it a game you have to keep coming back for more.
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( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Great game, so old, but still so great. Classic of all the time.
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Homeless Pistachio
( 151.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Ok so i have played this game alot and i played alot more on the actual game client of stronghold kingdoms before it was released to steam and i would say the game is indeed really fun, but...

The game is not worth playing in my opinion because the game is dominated by a couple factions who control he entire map and crush any small opposion that tries to make a name for themselves and unless you are willing to dish out hundreds of dollors on the game you wont get anywhere compared to the players who spend money on this game like its nothing...
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( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
10/10 would uninstall again
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( 129.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Great game! You get the ocassional keyboard warrior and the odd numpty taking down your hard worked for village for no good reason but minus that it tends to run smoothly. Spend many hours on this game even with little to do! Great little gap filler that you will find yourself checking first before playing anything else and last before you turn the PC off! Got to keep an eye on your catle!
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( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
The problem with playing this game on Steam is if you have a Client version and you want to play that on Steam rather than using the Client version, it is impossible because you have to create a separate account which would be against the rules made by Firefly even if you attempt to change it to Steam. I would not recommend this game if you are playing with the Client version of the game since you would have to start over and playing off Steam would be using two accounts rather than one. If they would allow you to move the account onto Steam without any problems of turning off your Client version and keep the Username of the Client on Steam, then I would recommend this game if people like playing this game off Steam rather than the Client version.
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( 799.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
If you're like me then you love the Middle Ages. This game take you from the humdrum of everyday life and allows you to be a Lord. I think it's 5 out of 5 stars!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
It's super slow and pay to win, toxic bland ♥♥♥ game...Still like the normal ones tho.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Typical online time and/or money sink in disguise of classic Strongholds. You'll have to come here every day every hour like a job just to be able to develop your resourses due to pesky cooldown timers on any action, not the best investment to my mind.

Типичная сетевая убивалка времени и/или денег замаскированная под классические Крепости. Из-за противных таймеров ожидания на всех действиях вам придется заходить сюда каждый день каждый час как на работу, чтобы развивать ресурсы, и это не лучшее вложение, как мне кажется.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
502.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The game has a nice medieval feel and pace, that means slow. But then you get these pay players continually buying cards to speed their scouts, traders and armies and quite frankly the game becomes worthless to play unless you are willing to pay for the same things. I consider this a design flaw, as any huge benefit for a player should come at a heavy price and not soemthing that they can purchase on a daily or even weekly basis. Or maybe the maker should consider other ways to give the benefit but add that whe the term is over the units die. This would at least add some thing close to realism. After all, moving at 6x the speed of the next fastest scout should have some side affect. I am sure the maker only considers the fact that players most buy these cards and that means more money for them. Another flaw, in my opinion, is the lack of generating new worlds on a faster basis to give new players some chance of getting into a position of power, the political system is interesting and could be a great reason to play but it also limits changes later in the game that takes any chance of a late comer to a world of having any chance to be more than a faction member. I wanted to like this game but with these factors in mind I cannot recommend it and I no longer will play it.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
463.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Awful game, on South America the server is abusively ruled by Brazilians.
You need to have a lot of people just to survive.

Awful people with zero moderation/balancing in-game.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
this game started out fun and was fun for the most part. then i went on vacation for 3 days and came back to find that my small village was lost, taken by another player and had to restart. He already owned over 20 villages and had no problem taking mine. There is little to defend the little villages from the older ones. A feature of vacation mode is avalible, but you need to have an accouint for over 30 days, and you need to have premium during it as well which is a complete waste of money. i would not recomend this game to anyone
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Didnt even get to the login before it crashes. Pathetic...
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
85.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I played this game from thier website and it was completely first. I even dropped a few bucks here and there to buy construction cards and whatnot. In order to build the best castle it takes months...that's right months to build a castle. The pace is sooooooo slow. The free to play or even the casual paid as I was, don't stand a chance. I was attacked by paid to play and was crushed dispite my army numbers and castle setup. This game is basically just a troll game. It's filled with trolls and it trolls you for your money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
318.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
The game starts off alright, but eventually you'll log in to being chain raided like any other giant timesink game.

The game is essentially a pay2win.

I'll probably waste more time but I wouldn't ever tell anyone else...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
This is basically a browser game, although one that has slightly more developed routes, and could have been quite the success story but for some horrible anti-player mechanics.

Technical issues - There's no DPI scaling even though the game is basically running in a web browser (which is a problem in itself - if you're selling a PC game, sell a PC game, not a bloody website). This makes the game text intelligible on modern monitors (it's 2016, 1080p is low resolution - fix your game or stop selling it).

Graphics - simplistic, but they would be adequate if it wasn't for the DPI issues.

Gameplay - here's where it falls down. You have your usual Clash of Clans style time based punishment base building mechanic - fine. Other players can just wreck your stuff any time they want - this is not OK. The developers destroy your base and all the effort you put into it if you don't log on every day - incomprehensibly abusive. Worst of all? The game is P2W. You can just buy anything you want for cash. Totally pants on head idiotic.

Basically the developers hate you, but sempai might notice you if you log on precisely as often as they tell you to, and pay them enough $$$$ so your base doesn't get destroyed on a daily basis.

Don't bother unless you're incredibly rich but stupid enough to not know a terrible game when you see one.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Great game, so old, but still so great. Classic of all the time.
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