Publisher- Firefly Studios
Release Date- Mar 9, 2021
Platforms- Microsoft Windows
Winning several E3 ‘Best of Show’ awards and nominations, in addition to featuring in showcases with IGN, Gamescom, PAX, Indie MEGABOOTH, The Escapist and BitSummit, Stronghold: Warlords is Firefly Studios’ hotly anticipated upcoming entry in the classic ‘castle sim’ series. For the first time ever Stronghold: Warlords allows you to recruit, upgrade and command AI lords directly across the battlefield in the form of in-game ‘Warlords’. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with their own unique perks, characteristics and upgradeable abilities. Put them to work for your industry, fortifying borders, forging weapons or team up for a pincer attack!
Each campaign mission, skirmish game and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and new strategic depth to discover. The next chapter in Firefly Studios’ real-time strategy series, Stronghold: Warlords is Firefly’s first game to recreate the castle economies of East Asia. In Warlords you take command of Mongol hordes, imperial warriors and samurai clansmen as you lay siege to Japanese castles and fortified Chinese cities. Besiege historical warlords using new gunpowder-fuelled siege weapons, classic units and a completely new way to play Stronghold.
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.
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.
All in all, Warlords is a coin toss at best. You’re either a build-and-fight strategy enthusiast who wouldn’t care much about technical quality. The simple gameplay loop might entertain you, but not for long. Or like me, you can’t stand the poor alterations this franchise had undergone in the past decade.
Stronghold: Warlords System Requirements (Minimum)
- CPU: Intel i5-3330 3.0Ghz or AMD equivalent
- RAM: 8 GB
- OS: Windows 7/8/10
- VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD7970 (2 GB VRAM)
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.0
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.0
- FREE DISK SPACE: 6 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 2048 MB
Stronghold: Warlords Recommended Requirements
- CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz or AMD equivalent
- RAM: 16 GB
- OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
- VIDEO CARD: nVidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
- PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
- VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
- FREE DISK SPACE: 6 GB
- DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB
Source- Firefly Studios