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Stronghold Crusader HD

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27 Sep 2002 ⚠


FireFly Studios

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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.


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System Requirements


Operating System: Windows 7/8/10/11 with latest service packs
Processor (CPU): Intel Pentium 4 1.6Ghz or equivalent
Memory (RAM): 512 MB RAM
Graphics Card: 64MB DirectX 8.1 Compatible
DirectX: Version 8.1
Storage: 850 MB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 Compatible

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The lowest price ever for Stronghold Crusader HD is $1.49.

Stronghold Crusader HD review gives Stronghold Crusader HD a score of 88.
The average score based on 14 critics reviews on Metacritic is 78 points.
402 users of Metacritic gave Stronghold Crusader HD an average score of 8.8.
On Steam, 97% of the 12,530 players gave a positive rating.
The GOG shop has 120 player reviews with an average score of 4.5.