Stronghold: Warlords Reviews

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
67 / 100
Mar 10, 2021

A decent if generic strategy game that lacks the big personality and siegecraft of earlier entries.

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IGN
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2021

Stronghold Warlords has a refreshing East Asian setting and satisfying castle building, but it looks and plays like an RTS that was asleep for most of the last decade or two.

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7 / 10
Mar 9, 2021

Stronghold: Warlords is a refreshing new look for the long-running siege warfare series, rekindling much of what made the series great in the early 2000s. However, there's a number of deep-seated flaws that Firefly need to make the focus of game updates and redefine for the series going forward.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2021

Stronghold: Warlords isn't really a bad game, but antiquated mechanics and bland campaigns prevent it from standing out amongst a crowded strategy market.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2021

Stronghold Warlords is a decent strategy game. While the city-building and sieging truly let the game shine, the slow and sluggish pace between these can truly drag it down. The new diplomacy and warlords system adds something to the series and makes for a welcome change, but it's impossible not to think of this as a game that feels and plays like a strategy game from 20 years ago, for better and for worse.

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7 / 10
Mar 8, 2021

While missions can be frustrating and the new diplomacy system is nothing to write home about, Stronghold: Warlords should satisfy devoted fans with its new, gorgeously realised setting.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2021

The time I spent playing Stronghold: Warlords was more than enjoyable. The series did not become instantly better nor revolutionized anything, but the developers have finally prepared a game that doesn't need any apologies. Warlords is not the prettiest, but it runs really well.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2021

Clever Building, Interesting Combat, But is it Enough?

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8 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2021

The Stronghold name covers a series of strategy games where you build monumental castles and lay siege to your enemies. This series has many duds in its arsenal, but the original game will undoubtedly be remembered as one of the all-time greats. Let's see if Firefly Studios' decision to take their ventures to ancient China will give Stronghold the revival it deserves.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2021

Set in the far east, Stronghold: Warlords is the new RTS made by FireFly Studios, but it can't bring back the good old times.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2021

Boasting classic mechanics that have aged like a fine wine, the few additions to the formula make Stronghold: Warlords a worthy entry into anyone's RTS library.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2021

Stronghold Warlords is definitely one of the best Real Time Strategy games in recent years. Building a Stronghold, keeping your People fed and Happy and getting properly prepared for upcoming sieges or Invasions is Extremely Enjoyable. On the other hand Graphics are not As we would expect from a 2021 game and AI may behave strangely from time to time. Nevertheless, if you are a fan of RTS games, Stronghold: Warlords is a game you must absolutely play...

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Mojtaba Mahmodi
Top Critic
7 / 10
Mar 26, 2021

Stronghold: Warlords is a good strategy, but not good enough to take series back to its glory as there's nothing really new and exciting about the game's formula.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2021

Warlords doesn't bring any fresh ideas neither to Stronghold series nor to the RTS genre. The only worthwhile piece here is the fascinating peaceful campaign.

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64 / 100
Mar 13, 2021

Stronghold: Warlords is a slightly revamped version of the game that hasn't changed in decades. The new setting and diplomacy mechanics don't add enough flavor to a stale experience, that still has a few issues to work out.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2021

Return on quality of Stronghold series. Imperial warlords can help you to win... or betray you.

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7 / 10 stars
Mar 5, 2021

Stronghold: Warlords approaches the RTS genre a little differently than most, and with varying results.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 1, 2021

This is not the best strategy in the last several months, I will easily find a few better ones, but I can consider the return of the Stronghold successful.

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5 / 10
Mar 28, 2021

If you've ever played a Stronghold series in the past, you'll feel at home again. And that is perhaps the greatest weakness of the game. Developers were afraid of innovation, so we have a title that overslept that it's 2021. Instead, it's just a mediocre game that will soon be forgotten again.

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80%
Mar 12, 2021

Neither as a veteran or a newbie, you won't go wrong with Stronghold Warlords. New players can expect a very good intro to the series and veterans of the series will finally get an entry that gets pretty close to the legendary Stronghold Crusader.

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