Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Few strategy games this year have offered so much in the way of enjoyable story and gameplay.
  2. The game has it all: the lush surroundings will create a perfect atmosphere of medieval England, and together with the well animated characters they will make you feel a part of Robin Hood's adventures.
  3. 87
    It combines clever missions, interesting character abilities, and a smidgen of resource management into an absorbing game that fans of the strategy will be playing for quite some time.
  4. Robin Hood gets its subject matter right, and with plenty of playability, storytelling, and atmosphere.
  5. The sword combat is simple to come to grips with, the addition of recruits, Robin’s base, and non-linear approach (after level 2) are good features that make it a deeper game than most comparable games even though the engine is showing its age, there’s no tutorial, and the difficultly level can be entirely frustrating.
  6. While it might not appeal to the strategy gamer who enjoys throwing masses of units into frenzied combat, it is an enjoyable change of pace from most other games in the genre and can also be enjoyed by those who like puzzle games.
  7. An enjoyable outing in an historic time, Robin Hood offers solid tactical combat and delightful animation.
  8. 82
    New features such as resource management and the non-linear mission path [are] great additions to the genre.
  9. It's the perfect setting for the players' own stories of daring rescues, bold ambushes, and swashbuckling high adventure. [Mar 2003, p.88]
  10. While Robin Hood isn’t a bad game, it doesn’t match up very well with "Desperados" or the "Commandos" games, and it seems curiously flat and unimaginative, especially after the slick, over-the-top feel to "Desperados."
  11. The sound in Robin Hood is also excellent. The music is fitting and I love the way the soldiers taunt, "Why that doesn't hurt at all" when you strike them ineffectually.
  12. An enjoyable squad-based game... Think of it as "Commandos" for the tights-wearing set. [Feb 2003, p.84]
  13. The problem I quickly noticed in the game is that it takes forever to kill a knight or a strong footman.
  14. It’s missing some key things like full 3D support for the maps and a more intuitive control interface that will prevent it from being well loved by most gamers.
  15. For all Robin Hood has going for it, it's constantly undone by one fatal flaw: the game cannot distinguish between challenge and frustration. [Feb 2003, p.78]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Aug 21, 2011
    Fresh, engaging game with great graphics, entertaining storyline and good gameplay. Played this for hours and hours on end. Definitely would recommend the game, despite the fact that it's almost 10 years old now - it's still beautiful and fun to play! Full Review »
  2. Jul 19, 2011
    This game truly brings the Robin Hood world to life. With a variety of character classes and a multitude of ways to achieve objectives, this is a game that focuses on teamwork and strategy. The game has a nice sense of humor and locations look fantastic. Full Review »
  3. Nov 7, 2011
    Just dont buy it off Steam, any computer made since dual core wont support it. Well it will but it will have serious problems that make it unplayable, read steam forums support to understand. Also downloading the demo wont make u think steam version will work. Demo works fine on my comp, Steam version doesnt and after 6 months still no patch, thats the only reason im giving this game a 1... im sure its a great game, me and many others just havent been able to play it if your computer is made after 2002 Full Review »