"The King, having fled after the defeat of his armies, now attempts to rule his country from a secret location. It is not known if he is even in the country anymore. Now, powerful barons jostle for what is fast becoming a disintegrating kingdom. It is up to you to stem the tides of their ambition and unite the land under the King once again!"
This combination of building simulation and siege-warfare lets you build defences, gather armies and conquer the lands, and satisfy the peasants by hosting feasts and jousts. The new soldier types, siege weaponry and castle defenses add to the diverse warfare and honor points and ranks give depth to gameplay. The game's nonlinear interactive story unfolds as you decide the way to play it. Stronghold 2 is the first of Stronghold titles to feature 3D graphics, which are used in beautiful medieval settings and landscapes.