ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Games, Toys, and Hobbies»
  • Computer & Video Games

Stronghold Crusader Gameplay

Updated on April 14, 2012

In one sentence, Stronghold Crusader is an engaging PC game that requires advanced strategy to find a way to defeat your opponent's king while minimizing your own losses. Being put in the middle of the Crusades, you will have to fight through skirmishes to become the last kingdom standing, at which point you can call yourself... a true Crusader!

Types of Gameplay

Stronghold Crusader lets you have the choice of playing the Historical Campaign, fighting through 50 skirmishes on the Crusader Trail, or creating your own custom battles.

The Historical Campaign contains four different stories: The Call to Arms, Saladin's Conquest, The King's Crusade, and Crusader States. Each of these stories contain five unique missions that range from building a strong economy and defending your castle, to laying siege on an enemy town. These missions require you to use specific techniques that will train you to play more skillfully along the Crusader Trail and in custom battles.

Another option is to advance along the Crusader Trail by fighting one after another opponent until you reach the end. Each skirmish is basically a custom game that is pre-made for you and doesn't allow you to change it. These battles will become harder as you progress, like any well-made game, and will allow you to enjoy it for hour after hour.

Last but certainly not least, you have an option to create your own custom game. This is what I play the most because I have control over what map I want to play on, the amount of CP playing, who the CP are, where every player is located, the amount of gold each player starts out with, etc. I could literally go on for hours explaining all of the options I have in a custom game. It is also great for new players who want to make the CP have a large disadvantage so they can learn the game without being attacked from all sides, or, an experienced player like me who would like to challenge themselves. Given so much customization, you can literally experience hours of endless fun before you begin to get bored of this game, if that ever happens.

Gameplay

So you know what types of gameplay there are now, but you might be wondering what you actually do during a skirmish. Please note that what I am about to mention only applies to the Crusader Trail and custom battles (I will mention how the Historical Campaigns work later). As you first enter a game, you are provided some gold, food, and maybe a little of some other resources. You will then use these resources to build buildings that will make more of these resources such as a woodcutters hut or a quarry. After having a decent flow of resources coming in, you will start to work on your kingdom. You will build its walls and other buildings inside of it to work on its economy. Once you have a strong economy, you will start to train a massive army to go and conquer the enemy kingdoms. The only requirement to destroying a kingdom is killing the king. To win the game, you have to be the last king surviving.

The Historical Campaigns work slightly different. Instead of you having to build your kingdom from scratch, it might already be built, or you might never have to even build one.  For example, in one mission, you are given a certain amount of troops and told you kill the king with them. You have no ability to build a castle, buildings, train more troops, etc. All you can do is control the troops given to you. Another example is that sometimes you don't even have to conquer an enemy.  You might only have to work on producing 50 barrels of ale or some other resource.  These campaign are great because they work on the skills required to survive in a regular game. 

Thank you for reading my Hub! If you have any questions or comments please leave a comment below. Thanks.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Neon_Letters profile image

      Neon_Letters 7 years ago

      Oh i just love this game been a while since i don´t play it.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)