Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  1. 90
    Few strategy games this year have offered so much in the way of enjoyable story and gameplay.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Robin Hood gets its subject matter right, and with plenty of playability, storytelling, and atmosphere.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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. Computer Gaming World
    80
    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.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 87
  2. Negative: 4 out of 87
  1. Aug 21, 2011
    9
    Fresh, engaging game with great graphics, entertaining storyline and good gameplay. Played this for hours and hours on end. Definitely wouldFresh, 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
    9
    This game truly brings the Robin Hood world to life. With a variety of character classes and a multitude of ways to achieve objectives, thisThis 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. Jul 1, 2016
    9
    I recently picked this game up on a steam sale for dirt cheap and it holds up as well today as it did then. If you have played CommandoesI recently picked this game up on a steam sale for dirt cheap and it holds up as well today as it did then. If you have played Commandoes before this game is very similar if not a bit more accessible. Robin Hood Legend of Sherwood presents an incredible level of freedom in how you choose to approach a given mission.

    Its controlled with simple point and click and you draw lines or circles to control your character's attacks. Its very simple and intuitive. It presents different characters that you can use to help accomplish your objectives each with their own skill set. Friar tuck can throw bee hives or put down flasks to get guards drunk. Little John can tie enemy soldiers up that have been knocked out and carry them to hide them. Robin Hood as you might expect has a bow that can activate traps, etc. He also can throw coins at the more simple minded guards to get them to fight with one another.

    Each map is incredibly detailed with the later ones that take place in castles being incredibly vast.

    I have read that there may be some compatibility issues so check to see if your current system or graphics card is supported. Its still a great game worth checking out and can be found cheap.
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