Geniet van de complete middeleeuwse ervaring in The Stronghold Collection, met five real-time strategiespellen. Creëer en verdedig je kasteel terwijl je je landen uitbreidt, houd het kasteelleven in je domein in de gaten, organiseer steekspelfestivals en feesten, of voer openbare executies uit om de arme bevolking in de lijn te houden.
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Releasedatum: 27 okt 2009

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Geniet van de complete middeleeuwse ervaring in The Stronghold Collection, met five real-time strategiespellen. Creëer en verdedig je kasteel terwijl je je landen uitbreidt, houd het kasteelleven in je domein in de gaten, organiseer steekspelfestivals en feesten, of voer openbare executies uit om de arme bevolking in de lijn te houden.

Onderdelen
Het ultieme middeleeuwse RTS-pakket bevat:
  • Stronghold: De originele kasteelsim die het allemaal begon
  • Stronghold 2: De koning, gevlucht nadat zijn eigen legers zijn verslagen, probeert nu over zijn land te heersen vanuit een geheime locatie. Krachtige barons vechten nu over wat snel een uiteenvallend koninkrijk wordt – het is aan jou de taak om hun plannen te stoppen en het land onder de koning weer bij elkaar te brengen!
  • Stronghold Crusader: Reis af naar afgelegen Arabische landen die bekend staan om moedige krijgers en schrikwekkende wapens terwijl je een vastberaden groep van kruisvaarders leidt. Nu heb je de kans om de historische kruisvaarderstochten te herbeleven in vier campagnes als Richard the Lionheart en Saladin, de sultan van Syrië.
  • Stronghold Crusader Extreme: Extreme voegt 20 nieuwe missies, nieuwe gebouwen, en grotere legers van 10,000 eenheden toe.
  • Stronghold Legends: Leid als fantasiekarakters door de geschiedenis heen: King Arthur en de mannen van Camelot, Siegfried en Dietrich in de Duitse ijscampagne, en laat de woede van de krachten van het kwaad los in Vlad Draculs Transsylvanië.
  • Bijgewerkt voor Windows 7 en Vista-compatibiliteit

Systeemeisen

    • 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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Lothar, Protector of Montezuma
( 15.3 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 1 juli
"A peasant has gone bad, sire."

God damn peasants stealing from the granary even tho I'm giving them double rations.

11/10 would watch a jousting tournament and lose track of the events again
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Audish
( 1.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 juni
I've taken a look at each of the titles included in The Stronghold Collection, and you can find reviews of each below. My verdict is that it's worth it just for Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader, but if you already own either you should stick to buying them individually. There's not much reason to buy this collection for Stronghold 2 or Stronghold Legends other than intense curiosity.

Stronghold HD
The quintessential castle builder still holds up after all these years, especially with the HD upgrade. Read the full review here.

Stronghold Crusader HD
The best Stronghold title available, in my opinion. Perfect if you want to focus on besieging. Read the full review here.

Stronghold Crusader Extreme
Really just an expansion pack for Crusader, and there's nothing wrong with that. Probably the best title for pure spectacle and chaos.

Stronghold 2
I'm sure plenty of people playing the original Stronghold wanted to see their castles in full 3D. Who wouldn't want a cinematic view of the besieging army from your own ramparts? Whatever those people were imagining, I'm pretty sure it wasn't how Stronghold 2 turned out. And I'm not just talking about the graphics, either.

I will save us all some time and say right up front that if you've played Stronghold or Stronghold Crusader, you will be immediately put off by this game. There are many reasons for this, but the hideous new interface takes center stage. Fully 40% of the screen is filled by a chunky new UI at all times while also being devoid of useful information. You can no longer tell at a glance how your granary or recruitment is faring either, and the information that once once found on the ledger is now tucked away in the corners of the screen.

The UI is but window dressing for the impressively ugly graphics. I usually wait until the end to touch on those, but they are such an affront to the eyes that I cannot contain myself. The buildings are simple and blocky, your people are tiny messes of polygons, and the colors are blurred and murky. Worst of all are the nightmarish heads that pop up to talk to you, ghoulish abominations with sallow skin and beady, protruding eyes. You won't hardly care about building a beautiful kingdom here because it simply is not possible.

You have two campaigns to choose from, a peaceful one and a warring one. Both have a number of scenarios that play out on the same map, carrying over your constructions as you progress. Strangely enough the peaceful campaign has you fighting battles sooner than the war one, and harder ones at that. Speaking of which, even if you can look past the offensive UI and graphics, the difficulty curve is sure to get you. Some maps that have you under siege will send enemies immediately, before you have the chance to get set up. Others place a strict time limit on you to produce certain goods, often ones you need to subsist and prosper. In both cases, the challenge far exceeds what most people will find fun.

Stronghold 2 is such a misstep I could almost believe the original was a happy accident. Everything that worked before is either broken, slowed down, or redesigned in a far inferior way. There is literally no reason to suggest playing this, outside of morbid curiosity or a case-study in how not to pursue a sequel.

Stronghold Legends
Is it worth iterating on a flawed design? I suppose that sometimes developers might feel like they can salvage the situation, and with Stronghold Legends they were half right. The fantasy setting and myriad improvements to the graphics and UI make for a more inviting game, but don't quite go far enough to distance it from Stronghold 2.

There are three campaigns to attempt in Legends, each focusing on a different hero of legend. The first is King Arthur, a fitting subject for a castle sieging game, and you follow along much as you do in the other Stronghold titles, by constructing settlements to complete certain goals in each scenario. While the circumstances are more interesting the challenge is not, and you'll soon find yourself running into the same brick walls as in Stronghold 2. One particularly egregious problem is that your gamestate is carried over between scenarios on the same map, and you can end some battles without fully dispatching the enemy troops which leaves you in a hopeless situation for the next one.

You'll find additional skirmish maps as well, a welcome addition from Stronghold Crusader. These are a better opportunity to explore the unique additions Legends makes to the formula, like hero units and magic. In the end, though, it feels more like a map pack for Stronghold 2 than a proper sequel, and that's not a very solid foundation to build on. The graphics are marginally better and the UI has been cleaned up a bit, but the core problems persist. It's definitely the better of the two, but still doesn't hold a candle to Stronghold or Stronghold Crusader.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
Vodoinstalater
( 7.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 juni
This collection is fantastic. It is only one containing Stronghold 2 and Legends
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
shit stain mcgee
( 3.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 23 juni
our food stocks are dwindling my liege
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Meirionnydd
( 23.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 12 juni
Good good. Stronghold 1 is the shining masterpeice of it. Stronghold 2 is fairly good, though its storyline is crap, I don't really like the crusader one, but thats personal preferance, and legends just isn't really my taste either, but hey, they are still good games.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
KitchenAid® Dishwasher
( 6.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 10 juni
You can build Castles
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Spacecouch
( 75.9 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 8 juni
I only bought this for stronghold 2. I havent even played the other games yet
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opaws
( 15.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 30 mei
Stronghold HD and Crusader which come with the package don't even start, not to mention you have to install patches from their website to 'fix' what they said was broken. I still have yet to be able to start either of them and I have been trying for days. Thanks for releasing a broken product...

On the other hand I grew up on Stronghold 2 and Legends so its nice to have them.
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socks
( 7.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 27 maart
best castle sim you will ever experience. 2 and 3 are kinda gay, still ok to play when bored.
try it.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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This is a long review, so look for the game you are most interested in and read from there.

Stronghold Collection Information:
Firefly studios finally does it again with The Stronghold Collection. Well as you can tell from the product description this pack includes: Stronghold, Stronghold 2, Stronghold Crusader, Stronghold Crusader Extreme, and Stronghold Legends. Stronghold and Stronghold Crusader both have patches that make them HD (1080p), so buying this pack essentially gets you both those games in HD without having to buy them individually. So essentially for an additional $4.00 you can get Stronghold 2 and Stronghold Legends (as Stronghold HD is $4.99 and Stronghold Crusader HD is $9.99)

Stronghold 1:
Stronghold is the first in the Stronghold Series. It offers the introduction of castle simulation with managing villagers, food supply (apples, cheese, wheat, meat), resources (timber, stone, pitch, and iron), products (armor, weapons, etc.), religion, and taxes. You can build a market and trade for these resources if you are low in order to create an army without having to have mass production of every asset. Stronghold offers a riveting campaign revolving around a young man who takes vengeance on his father by defeating each of his foes. The campaign is fun, but at some points can be near impossible. Luckily this is an old game so if you need to you can cheat without any penalty. The missions are fun, and each require you to focus on different strategies.

Hint: Remember you can adjust gameplay speed mid mission, I would recommend doing this at the start of each level till you've got your desired castle layout. Then slowly bringing the speed up to max speed when you know you have got the victory.

Pros:
+Great campaign
+Fun castle management system
+intelligent resource management system
+Wide unit diversity.

Cons:
-Poor unit movement
-Eventual population cap because cost to keep food inflowing is too high
-Siege missions can be so tough you are required to cheat
-No skirmish mode.

Stronghold 2:
Stronghold 2 is the point where Firefly made a huge mistake. This is not because I just wanted the same game as Stronghold 1, but rather because this is a prime example when a game maker has a great concept but executes wrong in every way. The campaign is divided into two sections: Peace and War.

Firstly the Peace Campaign, well it’s terrible. In this campaign you are not a knight, and you must earn knighthood by living like a lord. You must create a stable town and create required goods which change for each mission. Each mission is on the same map, but in a different town. This sounds smart, but you essentially lose most of your progress between each town. You can build in the other towns, but you do not share pooled resources. So in each new town you own you must construct timber mills, farms, and so forth in order to maintain that village. Then you must build trade posts in order to trade resources from that village to your village. You cannot change taxes offer any real control on the mood of the villagers (so once they get upset it’s almost impossible to make them happy again). Some of the missions are timed, so you must do all this very quickly. This can be infuriating especially with banqueting goods, which can take for ages to accumulate even with a village full of banqueting production facilities. Similar to Stronghold 1 I highly recommend you put a lot of effort in controlling game speed. As some missions every millisecond counts and you will need to not only destroy your entire village to meet the demands of the mission, but you must do it quickly and efficiently.

Secondly the War Campaign, it’s not too bad. You play as Matthew Steele a page to Sir William, and your mission is to take down The Hammer, The Hawk, The Bull, and Olaf traitors to the king. In this campaign you are given the choice to turn against the king or side with him after the fourth mission. This choice you open up four missions for the path of good or the path of evil. This means if you want to beat the game completely you need to beat the fourth mission twice so you can choose both the good and evil path. Similar to the Peace Campaign each map has multiple villages which you can capture by sending units to the town flag. If you capture a village you can use it to help gather resources more efficiently. This is an interesting concept although still is lacking because you can capture a village, build it up, and lose in in a few seconds because the enemy has swooped in with an army. Switching the village to their side and allowing them all the work that you did, making the villages essentially giant wastes of time.

Hint: On the fourth mission I would recommend building a beyond measurable army as you lose your castle to an ally, so if your army isn't ridiculously big then you won't be able to win the mission.

Pros:
+Interesting war campaign
+Military units are a lot quicker to build and can be built larger numbers
+Ownership of multiple townships means you don't need to overpopulate your home village for resource needs
+Better unit mapping allows for smoother movements
+No maps require cheating unlike in the first one.

Cons:
-Too many goods you need to produce (banqueting just seems excessive)
-Most units require honor so if you don't have any you can't build an army
-Graphics are considerably bad in comparison to the first one
-The voice acting is just awful
-This one has not been bumped to HD (1080p)
-The peaceful campaign is just plain awful
-Still no scenarios
-Firefly got rid of The Rat, The Snake, The Pig, and The Wolf.

Stronghold Crusader & Stronghold Crusader Extreme:
Stronghold Crusader is most commonly referred to as the best Stronghold from the series. This game is based around crusades (obvious from the title) and involves playing in a whole new landscape with brilliant new features. Stronghold Crusader offers different types of castles Arabic or European and introduces a whole new Skirmish mode.

Skirmish mode brings whole new life to the Stronghold series. No longer are you limited by the campaign system, instead you can play in matches against AI where you both build castles and try to take the other one down. The skirmish mode can be played with up to eight players (I believe) on various sized maps. There are sixteen different characters each with varying tactics and difficulty curves. Our fabled original villains The Rat, The Snake, The Pig, and The Wolf return in this triumphant sequel. The other characters include: The Marshall, The Abbot, King Phillip, The Lionheart, Emperor Frederick, The Sultan, The Caliph, The Nizar, The Wazir, The Emir, and Saladin.

Pros:
+Skirmish mode
+16 Different characters with varying tactics and difficulties to play against.
+Middle Eastern environments and limitations (farms can only be built on oasis)
+Newly introduced mercenary camp
+Traditional campaign offers a fun story with practice for the skirmish mode
+Multiplayer mode
+HD (1080p) resolution

Cons:
-Mercenary units can defeat the point of actually building units (the archers from mercenary barracks are just as good as the archers you build – based on the cost and amount of effort required to get them).
-The maps can be rather small and thus not offer much room to really expand a kingdom.

Stronghold Legends:
Well I haven’t beat or even played Stronghold Legends. This game is next on my list, so I will update this review with information regarding this game after I beat it.
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Caaan't place that there m'lord.
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"its very late sire aren't you tired"
what am i doing with my life thank you stronghold for hosting an intervention for me
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Geplaatst: 12 maart 2014
Dear God buy this game! Tax the peasants! Burn the peasants! Build overpowered knights! use the knights to kill other people's peasants before they build more overpowered knights! Then tax the conquered peasants! Its a great game!
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Honestly, this is one of my favorite series of games. I'm a bit of a medieval fanatic so I know what I'm saying when I tell you that I van definately recommend this collection!

The original Stronghold is the best. While old, the game mechanics are still quite impressive. Like any Stronghold game, you basically build your castle the way you want while simultaneously managing your stockpiles, funds, and hundreds of ungrateful peasants. You need to keep them happy, for the most part, but stronghold one has more to offer: you can also use fear to terrorize your subjects into submission! This, imo is the best way since if you can keep them both happy but intimidated, they will work much harder and produce more resources. Stronghold 1 imo is a 10/10!

Stronghold 2 is basically like the first one but with 3D graphics and a really annoying yet fun crimne system. Unfortunately, they completely got rid of the fear factor stuff and replaced it with crime which was a terrible mistake, FACT. However, Stronghold 2 is still tons of fun and to this day is still one of my favorites. Castle sieges are where this game shines as combat is a bit more realistic. Knights can no longer bring down castle walls as they could in stronghold 1. I give stronghold 2 an 8/10!

Stronghold Legends is imo the weakest of the franchise. It's an extremely dumbed down version of Stronghold 2. There is no crime or fear factoring and its just way too easy. Un;ess you completely suck at these kind of games, you will never see your happiness rate drop below 99. The only things I think are good about this game are the medieval mythology setting and the map editor. Imo, Legends gets a 4/10.

All in all, this collection is great! Hope this review helped.
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Geplaatst: 26 februari 2015
no taxes is good taxes that my motto , Stronghold series 4eva in memories
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Stronghold 1
Second best Stronghold 9/10
Stronghold Crusader
Best Stronghold , Awesome skirmish 9,5/10
Stronghold 2
Not a worst Stronghold not a bad game at all 8/10
Stronghold Legends
Unbalanced , But is in fantasy 5,5/10
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158.3 uur in totaal
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The People warship you ma'Lord! Can't place that their my lord.

Love stronghold 2 and is still the best Stronghold game ever made.

So let's be honest you just going to buy this for stronghold 2.

TO VICTORY!!
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Site your granary my liege.
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