Stronghold Crusader Extreme (SHCE) is a re-release of Stronghold Crusader released in June 2008.
Crusader Extreme is a small expansion that introduces a few new mechanics and a new Skirmish Trail with 20 missions. All adversaries and missions from the Warchest edition of Stronghold Crusader have been implemented in the game.
Two new game mechanics are introduced: outposts and the power bar for human players.
The power bar is a meter that builds up over time and provides access to special abilities. Using a power diminishes the bar, the extent on this depending on the level of the power. Players can unleash volleys of rock and arrow, summon a squad of certain units, acquire a stash of gold, or heal troops.
Outposts are buildings that can be pre-placed on skirmish maps. They regularly spawn different types of units (either Arab or European) for a certain player, for no cost, who can be commanded immediately. Outposts cannot be rebuilt and therefore players must work hard to preserve their own, while destroying hostile ones at the same time.
- Operating system: Windows 2000 or better
- Processor: Pentium® III 500 MHz (1 GHz recommended)
- Memory: 128 MB (256MB recommended for multiplayer)
- Hard Drive: 850 MB
- Video: 4 MB DirectX 8.1 compatible
- Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible
- DVD Drive: required
- Modem: 56k (for Internet Play)
|Main series||Stronghold • Stronghold 2 • Stronghold 3|
|Crusader series||Stronghold Crusader • Stronghold Crusader Extreme • Stronghold Crusader 2|
|Spin-off series||Stronghold Warchest • Stronghold Kingdoms • Stronghold Legends|