Western troops are being deployed to Syria, Egypt, Israel and Palestine to combat a perceived rising threat from Islamic militants. Establishing a number of forward bases from which they can resupply and plan operations, the western troops conduct a number of raids with the goal of eventually wearing down the entrenched defenders and capturing key population centres.
That's the basic premise of Stronghold Crusader 2, and yes, it sounds eerily like it could be a modern shooter. Because bad feeling between the West and the Middle East is... well, it's not a new idea. Naturally, though, Stronghold Crusader is thin on Patriot missiles and drone strikes, heavy on trebuchets and curtain walls. [More]