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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"Still played today, Stronghold 2 features peace and war campaigns, skirmish, multi player, a map editor and free build! [Firefly Studios Developed Game]"

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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.

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


    • 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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51 van de 66 mensen (77%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
25.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 juli
No wood m'lord!
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16 van de 18 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
35.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 juni
Okay so I bought this on sale for 6.59 and its the greatest deal I've ever seen in my entire. So far I've only played Stronghold 2 and Legends, but they are both EXCELLENT games. 5 stars
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13 van de 17 mensen (76%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
146.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 augustus
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.

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8 van de 9 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
4.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 oktober
this collection os so good, I used to play these games as a kid and loved them the graphics are not the most attractive around but the games themselves are so good and you will not regret your buy!!! (if you try to fight the graphics).
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11 van de 16 mensen (69%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 juli
There are vey few video games that do castle simulation quite well like Stronghold series without it feeling like a car held togethor with tape
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6 van de 7 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
22.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 oktober
I got this game collection through a friend. I didnt even know what this game was about until then. I wasnt that in to RTS games much but thanks to this game its a genre i would love to delve deep into. Starting out with a small village only for it to become a kingdom is an accomplishing feeling. Stronghold 2 may not be the greatest RTS game in the world, but what it does get right is the castle building aspect. Which is what sets it apart from the rest. The multiplayer is fun too, having you and your friends build up to watch each other kingdoms fall is pretty fun. If you dont mind a few bugs, and balancing issuses. Stronghold 2 is an enjoyable expierence.
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6 van de 7 mensen (86%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
43.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 juli
Really only got this for stronghold 2
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7 van de 9 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
8.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 oktober
Best collection ever. Stronghold 2 and Legends are the best in my opinion.
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4 van de 6 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 november
An oldie but a goodie
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8 van de 15 mensen (53%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 juni
this game is so sexy you could put butter on it and eat it mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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8 van de 15 mensen (53%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
145.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 juli
best gaem eva 1000/10
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169 van de 180 mensen (94%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
21.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 februari
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.

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

-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.

+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.

-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.

+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

-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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50 van de 53 mensen (94%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 juni
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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60 van de 71 mensen (85%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
22.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 maart
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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35 van de 39 mensen (90%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 januari
Honestly when I was younger I didn't think much of the Stronghold games, mainly because I thought they were tough as balls. However, having bought this pack, and played some of each game I now love this series. The combination of castle building/planning, military action, and having to balance your economy and flow of gold with the happiness of your peasants makes this a fairly deep, very interesting game.

Personally I prefer the first Stronghold over the others simply because when they moved into 3D graphics the game started looking rather cartoony. I got used to it, and play Stronghold: Legends regularly.

Overall if you're looking for a good medieval themed strategy game that has a good learning curve, excellent map editor, and overall superb campaign modes, this is the game for you. I recommend getting the Stronghold Collection, because it'll give you a nice array of games to play, each with their own little bits that makes everything different between the games.
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39 van de 49 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
70.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 mei
One of the best medival games I have ever played!!!
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19 van de 21 mensen (90%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 januari
What a fantastic collection! All the best Stronghold games right here. Each one is excellent in its own right. If you want Stronghold Legends, this is the only way to get it, and that one is probably my favorite of the series.

Stronghold Legends uses the same engine as Stronghold 2, so it's 3D and you have full pan and zoom controls. Where it differs is less civic management (no law enforcement, dung pits, or falconer's posts), but in its place you get fantasy and hero units. There are multiple story based campaigns, as well as skirmish trails, so there's plenty to do.

The difficulty is fairly challenging, even on easy, so you need to play smart, build quickly, and focus on multiple things at once. In the story based campaigns, you may end up using a castle on one chapter that you built several chapters previously, so take care and build up as strong as possible on each mission. Most chapters have timed objectives, as is typical in most Stronghold games, so you have to pump out as many buildings, units, and resources as you can in a limited time. This is where the challenge comes in because it seems like you always have either too many of a certain resource, or not enough. Finding the right balance can be tricky.

There's something deeply satisfying about building the best castle you can, defending it against attack, building up an army, and then crushing the enemy. One thing lacking, however, is any kind of grand strategy game where you try and take over territories on a world map (kingdom or empire building). There's also no economic campaign or sandbox mode.

I haven't tried multiplayer so I can't comment on that. However, of all the Stronghold games I've played, this one is excellent. If you're in the mood for a realistic castle simulator that gives you a sense of medieval life, play Stronghold 1, Crusader, or 2. If you're just wanting to have a good time with knights, wizards, witches, and monsters, and castles, this is it!
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31 van de 45 mensen (69%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
57.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 31 mei
This game is amazing!!!
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19 van de 27 mensen (70%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
71.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 maart
This is probably the best set of games i have ever bought!
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27 van de 42 mensen (64%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
193.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 februari
Only got it for Stronghold 2 because it is the best!
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