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Stronghold 3

By Virtual Programming Ltd

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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 1.0.1

Fix for crash some people are experiencing.


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Customer Reviews

KInd of Disappointed

I think if you (firefly studios) adds maybe a custom match setting to where you could play against computer players that it would make this version alot better and you would atleast have something else to do besides the military and economic campaigns, which are hardly fun. Basically all im trying to say is what happened to the build your own castle and army and fight it out until you win? I like this game because im a huge fan of how stronghold plays which is incredible don't get me wrong because not many other games compare to the controls. On the other hand there are alot of glitches in this game where troops get stuck for no apparent reason which should be fixed asap. I'm not going to get my hopes up, but hopefully some things will be added


I have been playing the Stronghold franchise since the very first version and I have to say that I cannot understand the complaints. The game is miles above and beyond the first two versions and is simply amazing to play. The graphics are second to none and the game play is logical and fun. I will say that there's no doubt that unless your computers' specs are equally amazing, you might have a hard time with this game. It really demands alot of processor power and memory. That said though, if you have a computer that's up to snuff, then you'll LOVE Stronghold 3!

slow game play and game crashes

This game could have been so fun. Sadly I was very disapointed. Most of every campain level I played, I had to spend 80% of my time trying to gather resources, and making sure I had enough food. Even on easy, the fact that it takes so long to gather food and building meterials slows the game play down so much it is no fun to play in campain mode.
I thought maybe I could have some fun playing in a free game. Not so. Ones you finely have all your farms set up, everyone is happy, and you think you can start building a cool castle, the game crashes.
This game is a HUGE waist of money. Do not buy it.

Stronghold 3
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  • $24.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Jun 14, 2012
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 3.61 GB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Virtual ProgrammingLtd
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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