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Stronghold 3

By Missing Link Games

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Stronghold 3 is the long-awaited third installment in the award winning castle-building series.

This is the single player (play against the computer only) version.

Set 10 years after the original, the Wolf it seems, has cheated death and during his painful recovery he’s become even more bitter and twisted. Now he seeks revenge. Raiding villages and towns during the dead of night, the Wolf has created a tide of panic and you and your allies are the only force that stand against him.

In this stunning new update to the world’s favorite Castle Sim - will you triumph by day or die by night?

Key features:

Build and manage mighty castles with an improved building system allowing unprecedented levels of realism and intricacy.
Realistic physics and cutting-edge graphics make siege warfare more brutal than ever.
Watch your village spring to life in an amazing depiction of medieval village life.
Story-driven gameplay engages players across two campaigns: combat or economic.
Dramatic night time sieges add a new dimension to the Stronghold franchise.

Attack or defend accurately re-created castles from the pages of history. Will you succeed where others failed?

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
ATI HD 2600, NVidia 8600 or better with minimum 256 VRAM
Intel HD3000 not supported.
6 GB HDD space

What's New in Version 1.0.2

Fixing memory issues under Yosemite


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Customer Reviews


Stronghold 2 was literally my favorite game of my childhood, when I switched to Mac, I was sad I couldn’t play it anymore. When I found out Stronghold 3 existed and was on the app store, I was so excited!

Until I opened the game. Im working with an i7 and 8 gigs of ram, and like clockwork, 15 minutes after opening the game, it crashes. Every time. Im not usually one to let that bother me, Im like “technology is what it is, I’ll just open it up again and get my 15 mins of fun”…. that attitude didn’t last long. I tried putting it on lowest graphical settings, and nothing. And for a while I was grinding through the campaign thinking it would eventually unlock the kingmaker feature, where you can battle AI on your own terms and build your own castle without being limited in what buildings you can use like in campaign, but this is not the case, after searching and searching, they didn’t even put kingmaker in the game. Huge, Huge disappointment. I want my money back, I’ve felt like I’ve wasted my money before while buying games online on my XBOX one, but that’s just because the games weren’t as fun as I thought they were… Buying this game gave me an unprecedented level of regret, because not only is it not as fun as the previous version, you LITERALLY can’t even play it without it crashing. Worst PC port of a game I’ve ever played. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF YOU ENJOYED STRONGHOLD 2 IT WILL RUIN ALL YOUR HAPPY MEMORIES

Why Stronhold? WHY?????

Stronhold Crusader was probably favorite game of all time and the third is not bad either. I’m not going to complain about the graphics because that’s an opinion, but I was very disappointed that when I downloaded this game on my BRAND NEW mac book pro AND set all the settings to the lowest possible the game still crashes when a medium sized (like 15-20 usually) enemy force comes and it completely freezes my computer. Very irritating, it just breaks my heart FireFly. Please help me to fix this issue, you’ve got a loyal fan base but it’s going to quickly fade if help doesn’t come soon. I gave this review two stars instead of one because I appreciate your unique and innovative gameplay style and out of respect for the designers who mad the first two strongholds in the hope that this game will be salvaged and created into a mastepiece just like them. Thank you.

Graphics Problems - Due to Newer Processing Software

I love this game - but in order to play it I have to save every few minutes before the Open GL issues start happening. The reason this is an issue, and one that can’t be fixed without reprogramming, is that Lion and later are using a different set of graphics software/hardware instructions than SH 3 is programmed with - Apple doesn’t use OpenGL any longer and the instruction sets simply aren’t very compatible.

The only solution to play this game is to play it on older, pre-2009, hardware - which isn’t going to be many people.

Stronghold 3
View in Mac App Store
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 3.61 GB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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