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Stronghold: Warlords

Game review by
Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Control the lands of Asia in this upcoming strategy game.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Stronghold Warlords is an upcoming real-time strategy game for Windows PCs. The game is the latest installment in the Stronghold franchise, and takes place in Asia. Players will have the option to select from significant campaigns set across Asia, including the Mongol Empire, Chinese Empire, and Japanese Shogunate. Players will be able to build their lands and territories, taking advantage of their natural resources, constructing fortifications and expanding their lands. They’ll also be able to conquer and command warlords scattered across the map, each with their own unique abilities. Players can use these as strike forces, or as possible reinforcements to turn the tide of battle. That will become vital when repelling sieges or launching unorthodox attacks against enemies, such as flaming oxen and fire lancers (which operate much like troops with flamethrowers). While players will have the option to pause action to think and plan their next moves, they will need to keep an eye on the larger picture of what’s going on in their lands at all times to avoid being invaded or having their economy fall to pieces. Combat will break out on maps, and while you can zoom in on the map to see specific units, there’s a lack of blood and gore shown in combat. Players can set enemies on fire, who will writhe around before collapsing in a blackened heap. Otherwise, there’s no inappropriate content to be found in the game.

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Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: FireFly Studios
  • Release date: December 31, 2019
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: June 20, 2019

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