Tax, torture or treat your peasants! Rehabilitate criminals or sentence them to death? Decide as you enjoy jousting over a lavish banquet, all while under siege from the warmongering Lord Barclay.
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January 4

Stronghold 2 High Resolution Update

We have released an update to provide better support for higher resolutions. The user interface, text positioning and text sizes are now more consistent across all resolutions (tested up to 4K).
  • Improved user interface scaling for resolutions higher than 1080p
  • Text sizes are now more consistent across all resolutions
  • Help file text colour changed from black to white gold
  • Fixed an issue in the December update that caused building cost tooltips to be hidden at high resolutions
  • Fixed an issue with buy estate button text missing at high resolutions
  • Simplified Chinese language added
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December 13, 2018

Stronghold Next News

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Following our extensive Mega Q&A series we’re rounding off the year with a full development update for Stronghold Next! We dive into the production, programming, art and design of Next in our first ever dev diary for the upcoming castle sim. Watch as four Stronghold developers provide a snapshot of where we’re at in terms of production, as well as revealing brand new details about the game!

Player feedback is already a huge part of the development for Next and in our end of year update we go into specifics. We’re improving castle walls, adding classic castle life features, a more cinematic single player campaign and more. In addition the team are planning technical improvements including staged destruction for your castle, better textures and of course all-new units with fresh animations.

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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

“If you're into serious castle-building and siegecraft, nothing else comes close.”
8.4/10 – PC Gamer

“Few marry these two traditional aspects of real-time strategy so seamlessly.”
8/10 – Yahoo!

“The vastly improved graphics are a joy to behold.”
9/10 – Thunderbolt

About This Game



Stronghold 2: Steam Edition allows players to experience true ‘castle life’ gameplay. Entertain your subjects or rule with an iron fist, dispensing medieval justice to overworked and malnourished peasants. With powerful barons jostling for power over a disintegrating kingdom, it is up to you to stem the tides of ambition and unite the land under the one true King! With an intricate economy, siege warfare, crime and punishment systems and classic medieval events, this highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Stronghold comes packed with new additions to classic Stronghold gameplay.

Key Features

  • Stronghold Reforged – Enjoy Steam multiplayer, Workshop, achievements, visual enhancements, new maps and more!
  • Rule as You Desire – Rehabilitate or simply execute thieving peasants using everything from gibbets to gallows!
  • Simulate Castle Life – Duel inside buildings, hold lavish banquets or build a war economy and lay siege to rival lords.
  • Take the Crown – Gain Honour by title, strategy or force and dominate the new ‘Kingmaker’ skirmish mode.
  • Craft Custom Maps – Create and share custom scenarios via Steam Workshop using the in-game map editor.
  • Besiege Your Friends – Battle up to eight players online in Kingmaker and Deathmatch game modes.

Steam Edition

Building on the sim gameplay of the original Stronghold, Stronghold 2 allows players to rule as they please and still conquer each skirmish. Unhappy peasants turn to crime and must be punished, rival lords can raise entire armies on their title alone and sieges must be fought tooth and nail, with close combat taking place inside castle structures! Stronghold 2 Online extends this gameplay to competitive multiplayer for up to eight players over Steam, with offline skirmish mode also available against computer-controller opponents.

Created exclusively for Steam, Stronghold 2: Steam Edition comes with Steam multiplayer support, achievements, a new map pack, digital art book, soundtrack and trading cards. The Steam Edition also updates Stronghold 2 with full Steam Workshop integration, allowing to you easily create and share custom maps with friends. Recreate iconic real-life castles, battlegrounds from medieval history and scenes from your favourite fantasy epic!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
    • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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