Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 82
    New features such as resource management and the non-linear mission path [are] great additions to the genre.
  2. Robin Hood gets its subject matter right, and with plenty of playability, storytelling, and atmosphere.
  3. An enjoyable outing in an historic time, Robin Hood offers solid tactical combat and delightful animation.
  4. 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.
  5. 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."
  6. An enjoyable squad-based game... Think of it as "Commandos" for the tights-wearing set. [Feb 2003, p.84]
  7. 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.
  8. Few strategy games this year have offered so much in the way of enjoyable story and gameplay.
  9. 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.
  10. 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]
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. It's the perfect setting for the players' own stories of daring rescues, bold ambushes, and swashbuckling high adventure. [Mar 2003, p.88]
  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. The problem I quickly noticed in the game is that it takes forever to kill a knight or a strong footman.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 60 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  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. IoniZ.
    Apr 1, 2003
    10
    It's just great.