Stronghold 3

  • Stronghold 3
44
Based on 21 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    18

Pros:

  • Neat animations.
  • Attractive visuals.
  • A few cool music tracks.

Cons:

  • Painfully slow pace.
  • Flawed design choices add unnecessary delay to simple tasks.

Expert reviews and ratings

By cnet on 45

Noted poet Thomas Earl Petty once told us that the waiting is the hardest part, a lesson that is painfully taught once again in Stronghold 3. The Firefly Studios game of medieval micromanagement may have been a long time coming, since Stronghold 2...

By PC Gamer on 56

Frustrating for newcomers and disappointing for veterans, Stronghold 3 is a combat overhaul away from being any...

By Gaming Nexus on 8

Stronghold 3 is an unfinished, broken game. Somewhere along the line, a decision was made to release this version of the castle-building franchise and expect consumers to pay full retail for an obviously flawed and sub-par product. For that, there is...

By Gamers Daily News on 40

I came into the Stronghold series with Stronghold 2, and as such I am one of those seemingly rare individuals that liked the second version. However, my appreciation for the game, even with its heavy economic micromanaging, can be attributed to my...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 25

Militarily, my castle was under seige and peasants meandered between the burning arrows and explosives that were lobbed over my walls. My soldiers and lord waddled glacially towards the northern breach in my castle walls to escape, unresponsive to the...

By Strategy Informer on 40

If there’s one thing I can say that’s positive about Stronghold 3, it’s that the game has a lot of charm, an awful lot. In fact, Stronghold 3 is so charming it would have Cinderella’s pants off before Prince Charming even arrived at the ball. Yet...

By PC Advisor on 40

Stronghold 3 will set you back £30. Total War: Shogun 2 can be found for £14 online, and Dwarf Fortress is free (but you should donate). Stronghold might have been great once, but that castle has long since crumbled. Spend your ducats elsewhere....

By FiringSquad on 35

Stronghold 3 is a sequel in the long-running, castle-building, real-time strategy franchise created by FireFly Studios. Basic tenets of its gameplay include constructing awe-inspiring castles and witnessing glorious displays of brutal medieval sieges....

By GamePro on 40

This sloppy strategy game suffers from some strange design choices, unbalanced combat, and a glacial pace.Stronghold 3 drops you into the boots of a feudal lord, charged with settling a plot of land, managing an economy, fighting bad guys, and...

By ign.com on 55

Passion alone isn't enough to make a game great. Stronghold 3 assumes too much of the user initially, and doesn't do enough to keep the village-building fresh and interesting. Bugs and instability plague the user and combat is still a bit of a mess....

By Destructoid on 20

2001's Stronghold was a very good, and very European game. Finally you could build up an entire castle from the ground up, man the walls with your units, and manage the feudal economy to support all of it. It was the kind of game they go nuts over...

By GameSpy on 30

Pros: A few cool music tracks; good voice acting

Cons: Terrible GUI and control interface; ugly, old-generation graphics; complete lack of feedback and awareness of any kind; too-small gameplay maps; boneheaded AI; repetitive music and voice clips will slowly drive you insane; lacks ability to speed up and slow down game speed...

By Games Radar on 40

Some of the greatest disappointments in life are born out of high expectations. In the case of Stronghold, a franchise rightfully beloved for being an outlet for all of those childhood fantasies of building forts and repelling the forces of darkness,...

By Cheat Code Central on 74

Many gamers are wary about Stronghold 3—which isn't surprising, considering that Stronghold 2 was widely considered a disappointment. To save the franchise, developer Firefly has tried to eliminate the overly complicated elements that made Stronghold...

International Review By ferra.ru on

Название игры: Stronghold 3 Жанр: Real-Time Strategy Разработчик: Firefly Studios Издатель/в России: SouthPeak Games, 7sixty/«1С-СофтКлаб» Похожие игры: The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, 8th Wonder of the World, Stronghold 2, Cultures 2 Платформы: PC...

International Review By SLAM on 30

Halbfertig, verbuggt, eine deutsch Synchronisierung, die einen in den Wahnsinn treibt (zuckersüße Stimme: "Die Bauern hegen warmere Gefühle für euch mein Herr") – sorry Firefly, das war gar nichts. Der Versuch, an Teil eins heranzukommen ist...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 52

Wir haben uns durch die Kampagnen von Stronghold 3 gequält und sagen euch in diesem Test, warum es derzeit keine Kaufempfehlung bekommt....

International Review By Magnus.de on

Auch nach zehn Jahren hat die Grundidee der "Stronghold"-Reihe nichts von ihrem Reiz verloren: Stolze Festungen errichten, Rohstoffe abbauen, einen funktionierenden Wirtschaftskreislauf in Gang bringen und mit seinen Truppen monumentale...

International Review By Looki.de on 55

von Stephan Petersen Eine Mischung aus Echtzeit-Strategie und Aufbau-Simulation? Plus historischem Szenario? Klingt in der Theorie klasse, sorgt in der Praxis aber für mehr Frust als Spielspaß. Eine unausgegorene Balance, KI-Aussetzer und...

International Review By Netzwelt on

Burgen belagern, Wachen aus der Ferne mit seinen Bogenschützen erledigen, mit Katapulten Türme zum Einsturz bringen oder mit dem Rammbock das Tor zu Kleinholz verarbeiten. Selbst unter Zeitdruck die Ressourcen für den Bau einer eigenen Festung...