A few cool music tracks.
Good voice acting.
Painfully slow pace.
Flawed design choices add unnecessary delay to simple tasks.
Terrible GUI and control interface.
Ugly, old-generation graphics.
Complete lack of feedback and awareness of any kind.
Repetitive music and voice clips will slowly drive you insane.
By cnet on November 29, 2011
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...45
By PC Gamer on November 25, 2011
Frustrating for newcomers and disappointing for veterans, Stronghold 3 is a combat overhaul away from being any...56
By Gaming Nexus on November 23, 2011
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...8
By Gamers Daily News on November 17, 2011
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...40
By Game Chronicles Magazine on November 16, 2011
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...25
By Strategy Informer on November 09, 2011
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...40
By PC Advisor on November 07, 2011
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...40
By FiringSquad on November 06, 2011
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....35
By GamePro on November 04, 2011
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...40
By IGN Gear on November 04, 2011
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...55