The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Stronghold, Stronghold Crusader HD throws you into historic battles and castle sieges from the Crusades with fiendish AI opponents, new units, 4 historical campaigns and over 100 unique skirmish missions.
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Jul 31, 2002
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February 7

Stronghold Lunar Sale

Get Up to 90% Off Stronghold!
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Christmas may be over but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy cheap castle sieges!

To celebrate the launch of Steam's third Lunar Sale we've created a sequel to last year's hit Lunar Sale video! Things get dark and our Marketing Manager may never be the same again, but you'll want to stay to the end to find out just what happens to this brave soul. Watch as he comes face to face with a truth no one can handle... Playing classic discounted Stronghold titles one last time.

Happy Lunar New Year! In case you hadn't already realised the Stronghold series is currently on sale on Steam. Get up to 90% off Stronghold titles with 50% off the new Steam Edition of Stronghold 2 and a whopping 80% off fan favourite Stronghold Crusader HD:

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January 31

Firefly in 2019

Stronghold Next & New Project!
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Not only will you be feasting your eyes on a full Stronghold Next reveal this spring, you'll also be getting a brand new game announcement next week! Unrelated to Stronghold but still a classic Firefly Studios strategy game, this new title will be announced on YouTube on Thursday February 7th.

It gives us great please to finally reveal both that our Stronghold Next reveal is planned for the spring and that we're taking Stronghold to E3! You can expect to see a load of Stronghold Next gameplay and news this year, starting with the world's best known gaming expo. We can't wait to show you what we've been working on in the form of an official Stronghold Discord, feature length documentary, behind the scenes videos and plenty of raw gameplay.

For our other fans we have a brand new game reveal planned for next week, as well as plenty of Stronghold Kingdoms updates. Our new title will be another historical strategy game featuring classic Firefly gameplay mixed with a few new innovations, so stick around for the full announcement! Kingdoms players meanwhile can look forward to a healthy dose of updates, new worlds, tournaments and more throughout the year.

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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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About This Game

Journey to distant Arabian lands renowned for brave warriors and fearsome weaponry in Stronghold Crusader HD. The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Stronghold, Crusader throws you into historic battles from the Crusades with fiendish AI opponents, new units, 4 historical campaigns and over 100 unique skirmish missions.



Relive the historic Crusades as Richard the Lionheart and the Saladin, Sultan of Syria. Lead a determined group of Crusaders, forged by centuries of barbaric warfare, amidst the haze of the desert heat then fight for your freedom as the mighty Saladin.

Stronghold Crusader HD features several campaigns documenting the First, Second and Third Crusades, as well as conflicts within the individual Crusader states. Battles such as Nicea, Heraclea, siege of Antioch, Krak des Chevaliers and the Siege of Jerusalem all feature, as do the Crusader Trails from the Stronghold Warchest and Stronghold Crusader Extreme.



With new high resolution graphics you have more control over your soldiers than ever before. The new HD battlefield view allows you to zoom out and play in real-time, with the whole map on one screen. Advance on the castle gates while flanking the enemy from behind, feign retreat and lead your foe into a deadly trap or just sit back and watch the destruction unfold.

Both Stronghold Crusader and Stronghold Crusader Extreme are included in Stronghold Crusader HD. Extreme plays exactly like the original Stronghold Crusader, only with a few additions. The unit cap has been increased from 1000 to a staggering 10,000 troops, special Tactical Powers such as the Arrow Volley can be used and new buildings make their appearance alongside the Crusader Extreme skirmish trail.



  • Join the Crusaders or the Saladin’s forces in four historical campaigns.
  • Design and build your desert fortress complete with new siege engines and castle defenses.
  • Fight through 100 unique skirmish missions, each more challenging than the last.
  • Command new units with unique abilities, such as the stealthy Assassin and nimble Horse Archer.
  • View the entire battlefield on a single screen with support for new HD resolutions.
  • Play the original game on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 with added compatibility.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 with latest service packs
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.6Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB DirectX 8.1 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 850 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 Compatible
    • Additional Notes: GameRanger software will be installed for mutiplayer matchmaking support

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