Stronghold Crusader (2002)
Strategy
Publisher Gathering
Developer FireFly Studios
Series Stronghold

Within a resilient castle beats the heart of a thriving society full of Fletchers, Brewers, and Armorers, while outside stalk enemy Assassins, mighty War Engines, and the constant threat of fire. In "Stronghold: Crusader," players will journey to Arabian lands renowned for brave warriors and fearsome weaponry, while reliving heroic battles of the historic Crusades. The player's challenge is to build and defend medieval desert fortresses and lay siege to fearless enemies. As European nobles or Arabian warriors, players must conquer the harsh terrain in the legendary Crusades of the 11th and 12th centuries.




The game lets you step into the shoes of either the legendary Richard the Lionheart or the formidable Saladin. A mix of real-time strategy and city-building games, the game's desert setting requires strategies customised to the environment and its lack of water. There are 50 skirmish missions to be fought in sequence, as well as map and scenario editors. The 25 units include assassins, archers and fire throwers, and (in something of an anachronism) allow for suicidal charges.

As with the original Stronghold, Crusader includes a scenario editor and enables up to 8 computer in multiplayer via LAN or over the Internet.
Product Details
Format CD-Rom
No. of Disks 1
Language English
Audience Rating Teen
Review Rating 78
Completed No