Stronghold: A Hero’s Fate

Stronghold: A Hero’s Fate

Role Playing

4.4 4.42 scores

Defend your stronghold from invading monsters and lead your people to glory!

Developer: Choice of Games LLC

Version: 1.0.5

Installs: 10,000+

Updated: 04.06.2019


Defend your stronghold from invading monsters and lead your people to glory! Rule your territory, punish your enemies, and build your legacy in an epic fantasy tale that spans decades.

"Stronghold: A Hero’s Fate" is a 250,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Amy Griswold and Jo Graham, where your choices control the story. It's entirely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Monsters have plagued your valley for as long as you can remember. But if anyone can destroy them, it’s you: you’ve already killed a powerful undead lich, and your sovereign was so impressed that he gave you a town in return. As the ruler of this new settlement, you’ll fend off invading goblin armies, flesh-eating bats, and feuding warriors in your quest to build a thriving community.

Now that you have your own stronghold, will you raise an army to repel the monsters once and for all? Or will you hold power for a lifetime without ever attacking another soul? Harness your strength, cunning, and even magic to defend your citadel and help your people prosper.

Invest in trade, mining, or farming—but choose your favorites wisely. Show mercy and forgiveness to your enemies, or be bold and aggressive as you expand your realm. Will the burden of governance make you serious and solemn, or will you retain your sense of humor and win fans near and far? Which groups will you please, when you can’t ever please everyone? And when the end draws near, will you be respected, forgotten, or reviled?

Will you triumph as a great leader, or see your stronghold fall?

• Play as male, female, or non-binary, gay or straight.
• Enjoy an epic fantasy of adventure, friendship, and city-building.
• Lead your people as a bold warrior, clever diplomat, or fledgling sorcerer.
• Defeat a goblin army or make peace with your people's oldest enemies.
• Rule on blood feuds between your townspeople, or just judge the best pickles at the harvest fair.
• Court a spouse (or two), or found a new family with a sworn sibling.
• Select an heir to continue your legacy.

2654 Reviews for Stronghold: A Hero’s Fate

Skylight 812 avatar
Skylight 812

absolutely lucid!!

May 3, 2019

Michelle Santiago avatar
Michelle Santiago

made no sense in the begining it didnt have any buildup it just went like hey your born your now this badass warrior, that and it made no sense when you gained the stronghold i would honestly say this was a low point in choice of games would not suggest

April 30, 2019

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Aj Reilly

starts off a little confusing but that gives it the charm it needed great work

April 24, 2019

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BlackEarth Java

Wasn't looking for a PC lecture. Characters weren't fleshed out and choices were narrow.

April 23, 2019

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Trey Kennon

I want a refund.

April 21, 2019

IRONHILLdwarf * avatar

Not very good. the story is very straight line with pretty weak dialogue and characters with zero depth. Also it struggles to be very PC making a third of the characters transgender or something. Not worth the time and definitely not worth the money.

April 15, 2019

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Alec Verzee

Really cool story, good game, only one issue: it's kind of annoying you don't have the option to undo your last choice, or rewind to the beginning of a chapter. You can only restart the ENTIRE game, which is annoying as all hell when you accidentally click the wrong button. I'll give it a higher rating if an Undo and/or Restart From Chapter option is added :)

April 11, 2019

Ali G avatar
Ali G

Do we really need 7 different options for building an androgynous diversity inclusive family model? Fantastically over priced if you're the run of the mill NPC needing a system refresh.

March 29, 2019

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Broc Blasingame

while I enjoyed the free chapters available, $6 for the rest seem a bit much. Especially when I don't know how much more story I will get for that amount. Not to mention, "choice of rebels: uprising" is $7 with 637,000 words versus 250,000. The pricing model seems very unbalanced.

March 17, 2019

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Samuel Desmond Tuah

Great story

March 13, 2019