8.8/10 – Game Informer
8.4/10 – IGN
8.5/10 – ActionTrip
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.
- Join the Crusaders or the Saladin’s forces in 4 historical campaigns.
- Fight through 100 unique skirmish missions, each one more challenging than the last.
- Design and build your desert fortress, with a working economy and brutal killing zones.
- Command new units with unique abilities, such as the stealthy Assassin and nimble Horse Archer.
- High resolution graphics allow you to view the entire map on a single screen.
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.
- OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
- Processor: Pentium® III 500 mhz
- Memory: 128 MB RAM
- Graphics: 64MB DirectX 8.1 Compatible
- DirectX: Version 8.1
- Hard Drive: 850 MB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX 8.1 Compatible
- Additional Notes: GameRanger software will be installed for mutiplayer matchmaking support