Stronghold Crusader 2 is the long awaited sequel to the original castle sim. After 12 years Stronghold returns to the desert with a new 3D engine and powerful Havok Physics. Crusader 2 recaptures the original game’s addictive, fast-paced gameplay and authentic castle simulation.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (80) - 57% of the 80 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (3,746) - 61% of the 3,746 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 22, 2014
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August 30

Stronghold Next Q&A (Part 2)

Upgrades, siege engines, map editor and more!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wYSxse3NMs
Welcome back to our Stronghold Next Q&A series! The second part in our massive community Q&A sees Nick answering 25 questions about our next Stronghold title. With all questions taken from Stronghold videos on the Firefly YouTube channel, we answer as much as possible about our upcoming castle sim.

Want to know about the castles we visit for research? Our expert opinion on gong? Perhaps Nick’s favourite number? No? Well good thing we have info on our map editor, boxed version, single player campaigns, voice lines, siege weapons, upgrades and animations!

We hope most if not all of your most pressing questions have been successfully answered over the past two weeks, but if not let us know! We’ll be monitoring the comments sections closely under all videos released between now and the gameplay reveal.

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  2. Check out our Stronghold Next playlist, which we'll be updating with new videos in the coming weeks and months.
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August 24

Stronghold Next Q&A (Part 1)

Modes, mods, diplomacy, languages and more!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AS3PafCo9k
Welcome to part one of our massive Stronghold Next Q&A! We answer your questions from previous Stronghold videos on our YouTube channel, hoping to tide everyone over until the full gameplay reveal. Nick answers more than 50 of your most pressing questions over the next two weeks, all without going into spoiler territory!

Watch as we reveal as much as possible about the upcoming castle sim including similarities with the Crusader series, game modes, mods, pricing, diplomacy, language support, release dates and more! There’s also discussion about the Stronghold series as a whole, such as how likely we are to see a console version of the castle builder and possible future settings.

We hope you enjoy this first half of our community Q&A extravaganza and would like to thank you for your patience waiting for the full gameplay reveal! Rest assured we are hard at work on that front and will do our best to keep you supplied with more Stronghold Next goodness in the meantime.

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  2. Check out our Stronghold Next playlist, which we'll be updating with new videos in the coming weeks and months.
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Reviews

“Crusader 2 is a triumphant evolution of the game that they've held dear for the last twelve years.”
8/10 – GameWatcher

“Minecraft power-users will marvel at the sophistication and visual clarity of its castle-building engine.”
8/10 – Empire

“Unique, fast-paced castle-building action the way it was meant to be.”
8/10 – Hooked Gamers

Digital Deluxe Edition


  • Stronghold Crusader 2: Special Edition – Includes digital art book, soundtrack and a copy of Stronghold Crusader HD.
  • Stronghold Crusader 2 – One extra copy to gift to a friend!
  • Four DLC Packs – Do battle with The Pig, The Jackal, The Templar and more across 30 single player missions.
  • Bonus Mini-Campaigns – ‘Delivering Justice’ and ‘Freedom Fighters’.
  • New Shields – Take the fight online with 10 unique coat of arms designs.

Special Edition

  • Digital Soundtrack Composed by Robert Euvino
  • 'The Art of Stronghold Crusader 2' Digital Art Book
  • Stronghold Crusader HD: Full game on Steam - Already own it on Steam? Gift it to a friend!

Special Edition Customers


To access your digital art book and soundtrack please install the game, navigate to the game folder and open up a folder titled ‘Special Edition’.

By default this is located at:

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Stronghold Crusader 2\Special Edition

About This Game



Stronghold Crusader 2 is the long awaited sequel to Stronghold: Crusader, the original 'castle sim'. After 12 years Stronghold returns to the deserts of the Middle East circa 1189, with a new 3D engine and realistic castle destruction powered by Havok Physics. Crusader 2 will recapture the original game’s addictive, fast-paced gameplay and authentic castle simulation.

True to its roots this new Stronghold will define old school real time strategy, combining RTS and city builder gameplay. Playing as a brutal Crusader Knight or Arabic freedom fighter, you must use a deadly array of troops and destructive siege equipment to decide the fate of the holy lands. Lead your forces into battle as either Richard the Lionheart or the Sultan of Syria in two historic single-player campaigns, with dynamic events such as tornados and locust swarms. Become the greatest Lord by managing your desert economy and seizing control of vital oases.

To dominate the battlefield you will need to command more than 25 unique unit types, mastering their special abilities. Raise morale with the Sergeant at Arms, charge in with the Sassanid Knight, use Archers to launch an arrow volley or scale castle walls with the deadly Assassin. Once your skills have been perfected put them to the test in skirmish mode or take the battle online with up to eight human and AI players. Create teams, choose different AI opponents and design your own map in the ultimate skirmish or multiplayer game!

Features


  • Build the Ultimate Castle - Design mighty strongholds and fill them with fiendish traps to crush your enemies!
  • Skirmish Mode - Lay siege to your enemies in fast-paced custom skirmish matches against the AI.
  • 8 Player Multiplayer - Mix and match human and AI players, maps and game modes to set up your ideal multiplayer game.
  • Battle a Wide Range of AI Lords - Classic AI characters return alongside new blood, each with distinct personalities, castles and play styles.
  • Challenge the Crusader Trail - Test your mettle across a range of increasingly tough skirmish campaigns.
  • Co-op Play - Share control over castle building, troop control and resource management in Co-op Mode.
  • Castle Sandbox - Dive into the Map Editor or Free Build mode and construct the ultimate castle without fear of attack.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 with latest service packs
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT 512MB or AMD Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/10 64-bit with latest service packs
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1GB or AMD Radeon HD 5830 1GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: This is the minimum spec recommended for hosting a multiplayer game.

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