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  • Summary: Users take on the role of Robin Hood on a quest to restore peace in England. The throne has been stolen by the evil Prince John. Robin Hood must battle his way through the country in a wide range of action sequences and fighting styles to restore the throne to the rightful king. The game blends action with strategy and RPG elements to immerse the player in the epic tale of Robin Hood. Battle your way through five types of medieval combat, including archery,jousting, sword fighting, siege warfare and army battles. Multiple endings ? eight different paths dependent on player performance and decisions. 38 territories to conquer. Includes all main characters from the Robin Hood story: Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet, Maid Marian and more. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. 71
    Accurately recreating the same tactics and mini-games that motored the original software so many years ago, nostalgia buffs and open-hearted genre freaks should immediately take notice.
  2. The end result feels like a few mini games pieced together to make a whole that isn’t quite... whole.
  3. Hardcore fans of any of the genres contained within Robin Hood: Defender Of The Crown will not be satisfied.
  4. Essentially a turn-based series of minigames. It's deeper and more enjoyable than you might expect from that description, but ultimately it gets somewhat repetitive and can be completed rather quickly and easily.
  5. An average strategy title. The simple action and battle elements will turn off hardcore strategists. But the strong story and entertaining characters will keep you from popping the disc out.
  6. The remake to one of my favorite games of all times brings some colorful characterization and narrative, along with great voice acting and flashy particle effects, but it fails to sufficiently advance the original's simplistic gameplay.
  7. A trip down memory lane for anyone pining for the original, but without strategic and gameplay enhancements, it's just a poor game by 2003 standards.
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  1. DarrenH.
    Oct 14, 2003
    10
    If you loved it in it's original, then you'll be happy to know it's the same but modern and great looking.
  2. LukeC.
    Oct 18, 2003
    9
    An almost 100% faithful port from the 1989 classic. Those who remember the original should love this. The only complaint is the clearly console-type interface with *heavy* emphasis on button mashing. Expand
  3. NicolasW.
    Oct 23, 2003
    9
    I love it, just like the original but better.
  4. [Anonymous]
    Oct 26, 2003
    2
    Turn based army fighting would have saved this one.