Enjoy the complete medieval experience in The Stronghold Collection, featuring five real-time strategy games. Create and defend your castle stronghold as you expand your lands, survey the castle life in your domain, host great jousting festivals and feasts, or conduct public executions to keep the peasantry in line.
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Release Date:
Oct 27, 2009

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March 2

Firefly's Favourite Custom Maps

Have YOU already beaten Stronghold 2, Stronghold Crusader 2 or one of our other new Steam Editions? Are YOU sitting there right now thinking “If only I had a few extra maps to try out!” while patiently waiting for the next Stronghold to come out?

Well your prayers have been answered! Watch as we run us through some of our favourite custom maps currently available to download and play on Steam Workshop. We picked seven of the best Stronghold community maps from the games' respective Workshop pages, even throwing in an enjoyable Space Colony scenario for you Stig fans out there!

Got a favourite map of your own? Perhaps you uploaded your magnum opus long ago but it never quite made it to the top of the Workshop? Well fear not! We’ll be featuring more community content in future videos, so if you have a map you’d like to shine a spotlight on let us know in the comments and we’ll try it out.

Credits to Sir Gareth the Ganjagrinder, Sebastien Le Hardi, acv55555, -V-, MooSSiah, Amir P, Impaa and Spinnx!

Cataracta Island (Stronghold 2)
The Castle Invictus (Stronghold Legends)
Sneaky Cheeky Peaky (Stronghold Crusader 2)
Shady Practices (Space Colony)
Crusader's Rift (Stronghold Crusader 2)
Waterfall Lands (Stronghold 2)
The Scoundrel & The Squire (Stronghold Legends)
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February 16

Lunar New Year Update

34% Off and Two New Maps
Test your strategic prowess across two brand new maps released to celebrate the Chinese New Year and Steam’s very own Lunar New Year Sale! As we enter the year of the dog Spencer Steel invites YOU to set foot on legendary new battlegrounds for stellar skirmish and multiplayer action.

Two New Maps
  • Yin and Yang - Feel the balance of power shift between victory and defeat as you face your opponent on YingYang, a cosy little two-player map with plentiful resources and intertwined player estates. In the eternal struggle of good versus evil it is up to you to tip the scales and subdue your opponent by claiming valuable resources and dominating their land.

  • Snake River - A large three-player battleground with numerous neutral estates spread along the banks of its slithering river bends. With limited resources available on player estates, control over the neutral land is vital for expanding your castle and raising an army powerful enough to crush your opponents.

Want to create your own lunar new year map? Then fire up the Stronghold Legends Map Editor now from the Steam client under “Library” and “Tools”. Create your custom magical map and publish it in the Steam Workshop for the Stronghold community to enjoy.

We hope you enjoy the new maps and the rest of the Steam Lunar Sale!

Please Note - These new maps are not included in the base game and must be downloaded separately via Steam Workshop using the links above.
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About This Game

Enjoy the complete medieval experience in The Stronghold Collection, featuring five real-time strategy games. Create and defend your castle stronghold as you expand your lands, survey the castle life in your domain, host great jousting festivals and feasts, or conduct public executions to keep the peasantry in line.

The ultimate medieval RTS package contains:
  • Stronghold: The original castle sim that started it all
  • Stronghold 2: The King, having fled after the defeat of his own armies, now attempts to rule his country from a secret location. Powerful barons now jostle for what is fast becoming a disintegrating kingdom – it is up to you to stem the tides of their ambition and unite the land under the king again!
  • Stronghold Crusader: Journey to distant Arabian lands renowned for brave warriors and fearsome weaponry as you lead a determined group of Crusaders. Now you have the chance to relive the historic Crusades in four campaigns as Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, the Sultan of Syria.
  • Stronghold Crusader Extreme: Extreme adds on 20 new missions, new buildings, and larger armies of 10,000 troops.
  • Stronghold Legends: Lead as fantasy characters throughout history: King Arthur and the forces of Camelot, Siegfried and Dietrich in the German Ice Campaign, and unleash the fury of the forces of evil in Vlad Dracul’s Transylvania.
  • Updated for Windows 7 and Vista compatibility

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.6GHz equivalent Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Video: 64MB video card with hardware Transform & Lighting
    • Hard Drive: 2.5GB uncompressed free space
    • Sound: DirectX 7 compatible sound card or higher
    • Direct X/reg;: DirectX 9.0c (included) or higher
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