Roam the dense foliage of Sherwood, come face to face with royal trouble and battle against Prince John’s forces as you take on the role of legendary nobleman, Robin Hood.
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Mixed (12 reviews) - 50% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (409 reviews) - 61% of the 409 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2002

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“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.”
87% – ActionTrip
“…an absorbing game that fans of the strategy will be playing for quite some time.”
87% – Gamespy
“An enjoyable outing in an historic time, Robin Hood offers solid tactical combat and delightful animation.”
85% – GameZone

About This Game

England, Anno Domini 1190 – Richard the Lionheart is held prisoner and his brother, Prince John rules over the simple peasants with an iron hand and this pure force of arms forces them to bend to authority. Only one man takes up the struggle against the oppressors, supported by a small band of brave and loyal followers. His name; Robin Hood.

Roam the dense foliage of Sherwood, come face to face with royal trouble and battle against Prince John’s forces as you take on the role of legendary nobleman, Robin Hood. Team up with Little John and the rest of the Merry Men as the battle for the King’s throne ensues in this stealth-based, real-time strategy game.

Key features:

  • Non-linear campaign system with over 30 different missions
  • Mission types from Robbery and Infiltration to Castle Attack and Ambush
  • Combines action and adventure with stealth tactical elements
  • Innovative combat system, interact with the mouse while fighting to access special combat skills
  • Play as Robin Hood, Little John, Friar Tuck or even Maid Marian, nine characters in all, each with specific abilities and attributes
  • Spectacular graphics with realistic atmospheric conditions like day, night and fog
  • Explore historic locations; Sherwood Forest, Nottingham Castle, York and many more

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor:1.0 GHz CPU
    • Memory:512 MB
    • Hard disk space:1GB
    • Video:Video Card with 64MB dedicated memory
    • Sound:Sound card with DirectX 9.0c support
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    Does not support NVIDIA GTX 580, GTX 260 and GTS 250 Graphics cards.
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samuelconnorb
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
For now i cannot recomend buying this game. I spent tens of hours on this game as a child but not it doesnt run well on modern OSs. If anyone has a step by step solution I would love some help!
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samcooke5
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Great game, but it is pointless to buy it from steam because it simply won't run. The animation is so slow it is perfectly impossible to play, and yess, I checked the support site and downloaded DXWnd... after spending a considerable amount of time fooling with the fix, it still doesn't operate smoothly. just don't buy this from steam
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Wedge
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Game looks fun but it’s broken for me.
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ZeroSepte
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
recommend
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jg16240
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
I do not like this game. I only played it for 7 minutes, however it took that long to attack the first person. I think I have more than enough memory to support this game. I am running windows 10 with 12GB or RAM.
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zee
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
Only 1380's kids remember this
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REbELSY
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
Steam version is not working very well. I hope they'll fix it because the game is great!
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abutheeb.fet.jo
( 45.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
One of the greatest games of all times
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tqwert13
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Doesn't work. Screen flashes like crazy.
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Johnny Rossy
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 23
Tried to play the game. Being a huge fan of the Baldur's Gate series, I thought that I could handle the graphics.


I was wrong.

While it may have been a great game once, now it is ugly and slow paced. That is the reason I am not recommending it.
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Franz Ferdinand
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Does not work at windows 10
Game is really slow
Help :(
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Robz
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
Childhood Simulator 2016
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Aguel
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 12
Nice game.. and the bugs can be fixed. Just search in steam discussion about font replacement and dxwnd installation.

The game runs smoothly and without lag whatsoever. I'm back to my childhood life.. I love this game so much

lastly I want to say gratitude to every person out there who found the solutions for the bugs in this game.. Thank you guys and good work!! ;)

p.s.
sorry if my english sounds weird.
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INSANITYd
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
5 FPS and slowmotion, don't buy.

It worked better on my celeron 1GHz, 128mb ram and GeForce 2.
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Albedo
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 2
What could be a nostalgia turn to be a bad classic STEAM game.
Laggy, movement is clunky and crash multiple time.
Waste of money if I haven't bought during sale.

What a waste of good classic game to be treated this way.
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Laridan
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 24, 2015
The game of my childhood, enough to give it a "Yes".
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<•Gentlewoman•> of Light
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 7, 2015
if you don't believe this to be the best strategy game ever then get out of my face
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BrandeX
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 20, 2015
Tested it. While made for older PC's and not supporting modern OS's, it still works fine today if you're not a complete humpty and can replace a font file in the game directory.

Info and direct d/l to the working font file can be seen on this post:
http://www.gog.com/forum/robin_hood_legend_of_sherwood/the_game_running_slow/post25
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Only 1380's kids remember this
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Doesn't work. Screen flashes like crazy.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
43 of 54 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
Tested it. While made for older PC's and not supporting modern OS's, it still works fine today if you're not a complete humpty and can replace a font file in the game directory.

Info and direct d/l to the working font file can be seen on this post:
http://www.gog.com/forum/robin_hood_legend_of_sherwood/the_game_running_slow/post25
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31 of 44 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2015
Childhood <3
/w fix works good.
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2015
The game of my childhood, enough to give it a "Yes".
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
I love the game, but it's laggy as hell. Fix this now!!!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
What could be a nostalgia turn to be a bad classic STEAM game.
Laggy, movement is clunky and crash multiple time.
Waste of money if I haven't bought during sale.

What a waste of good classic game to be treated this way.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
I love thins game, but not here on the Steam, it's crashing, I don't have right font for the text (well it looks silly but it is really big problem for me), so game is great, but not here on Steam...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
Doesn't run and im not spending hours looking for a fix!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
5 FPS and slowmotion, don't buy.

It worked better on my celeron 1GHz, 128mb ram and GeForce 2.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
One of the only games I bought on Steam that I couldn't get to work correctly. Windows 7 and 8, 64 bit. I could get it to run but it didn't work right. It was a long time ago, I don't remember what the problem was, unfortunately
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175 of 215 people (81%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
The game of my childhood
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165 of 204 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Omg omg Childhood only for 9,99 !!!

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74 of 78 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
When I ran game first time, I experienced massive lag (Win7x64 OS). Searched the net and found solution in this link:
http://www.gog.com/forum/robin_hood_legend_of_sherwood/the_game_running_slow/page2
Nevertheless game is still great in it's nostalgic world and engaging story, a must have for classic strategy fans. 9/10
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54 of 56 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 28, 2015
This is a great game! but be aware; you may have to do some tweaking to get it working.

The game suffers from a terrible framerate bug on newer systems that makes it literally unplayable, however it can be fixed.

My thoughts on the game itself are at the bottom.

---Fix 1: Windows 7---

If you are running windows 7 you may be able to fix the game via changing the font localisation files, instructions to do this are here: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2803612
This won't fix the bugs on Windows 8 but it might be good to do anyway.

---Fix 2: Windows 8 and Windows 7---

If you're running windows 8 or if the above doesn't work then download a program called DXWnd found here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/

- After extracting the file run the 'dxwnd' .exe
- A little blank window will open, select the 'edit' menu and click 'add'
- A window with a bunch of options and tabs will open, fill them out as follows:
- "NAME:" = Robin Hood (can be anything you like)
- "PATH:" = C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Robin Hood\Game.exe
Note: you may have the game installed at a different location eg. "Program Files (x86)"
That's it, Hit OK and you should see 'Robin Hood' appear as an option from the window that was blank before.
- Select it and go >edit>run and the game will run smoothly
You will have to launch the game using this program or have DXWnd open when launching it from steam every time.

DXWnd is a hook program that you can use to get a lot of old games running smoothly on new systems, it won't hurt to replace the font files anyway if you still have some problems (in Fix 1). I didn't create DXWnd nor was I the one who worked out that it fixes the game. Sourceforge.net is a trustworthy site for developers and you can get more support from the guy who made the program there if you need it.

This fix isn't perfect, I get grapical artifacts from the mouse on the menus and it's crashed once but otherwise it's run perfectly so far. Resolution looks a bit blurry, I'll add a way to fix that if I find a mod or work it out.

---review---

As for the game itself. This was one of my favourites as a kid! You have a small team of robin hood and his merry men that you move around like a traditional RTS, each unit you control has 3 or so abilities which are mostly unique. Robin can knock people out with a punch, frier tuck can tie people up with rope, little john can carry bodies etc. you'll have to combine these abilities to get through situations. You will want to avoid fighting, once a character is locked in combat it becomes dificult to escape and they'll slowly die, some characters can't fight at all; so the game is about stealth. Things happen slowly in this game, abilities are executed slowly, it's all a bit sluggish and clunky but that's not really a detriment. You'll be waiting for the ideal time to make your move and planning out your aproach. The sluggishness might feel lame for some people but it works fine for what you're trying to achieve. The levels are very well designed, they're open ended and have plenty of little areas that are a bonus. You'll clear one area and in doing so work out a solution for another area, these areas often wrap around and encircle each other. You can clear a level very quickly after you've figured things out but the first time around it may take hours. It's very satisfying.

If you aren't a fan of stealth or clicky isometric games this isn't for you. It's about tactics and stealth, not combat.

Their aren't many games in this genre and this game is up there with some of the best. Isometric stealth games are dead now but it's well worth the few dollars it goes for on steam to try them out with this one.

props to thenikus for finding the fix for this game:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/46560/discussions/0/35220315956625877/
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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2014
Amazing game! I first found this as a youngster and long regretted never completing it. I recently rediscovered it and within half an hour of playing I was COMPLETELY hooked once more. This game has truly stood the test of time with 3D isometric castles and forest settings that look gorgeous even by today's standards.

The real magic, however, is in the gameplay. Fans of stealth games such as Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed (not to mention the very similar Commandos) will especially enjoy the mechanics of Robin Hood. Citing Robin Hood's iconic chivalrous and humane nature, there is a very strong emphasis on using less-than-lethal force, with different character archetypes equipped with various skills to accomplish this. Isolated enemies can be subdued with a punch from behind; climb onto a rooftop and knock him out from range with a slingshot; or engage in combat and club him in the head.

The AI is relatively basic but very effective. Bodies must be quickly carried out of view to avoid detection (eg. into the nearest house or guard tower), and bound with twine to prevent them raising the alarm and/or returning to their posts when they regain consciousness. If any team member is spotted, or a guard is noticed missing from his post, the enemy will initiate a search of the area and recover any downed comrades they find.

A number of more tactical options provide myriad possibilities for dealing with large groups. Bee hives can be tossed into a crowd to allow Robin's men to quickly slip by in the ensuing confusion, whistles can be used to distract and mislead, purses of gold coins can be tossed in front of underpaid or unsupervised soldiers to prompt an entertaining fight, enticing ale can be dropped in an enemy's path causing them to become drunk and disoriented, agile men can skip around enemies by jumping across rooftops and climbing vines, or a net can be cast over a close group. More skilled enemies, such as knights and commanders, however, will be unconvinced by most of tactics and may even pull their understudies into line.

Lethal force can be used when necessary. Stealth approaches can allow enemies to be strangled to death, or on many occasions detection will force a swordfight. Of course, it wouldn't be a Robin Hood game without archery, and this is indeed a very effective lethal takedown from a safe range (the enemy employs many archers as well, however, and will impressively use other soldiers to shield their own archers from incoming arrows).

The relatively few main castle-based story missions are separated by a large number of targeted ambushes by Robin's crew in Sherwood Forest: the tax man, carts containing food, weapons and gold for the enemy war effort; small groups of passing soldiers; and messengers. The forest settings are not only beautiful but also filled with booby-traps the player can exploit to get the jump on unsuspecting enemy soldiers. I cannot emphasise enough how fantastic these are; the levels are jam-packed with hidden holes in the forest floor, piles of logs that can be pushed over, broad nets that can be triggered to capture anyone standing over them, and groups of friendly NPCs hiding amongst the trees waiting for Robin's signal.

In between missions, a treehouse camp in Sherwood serves as base for the Merry Men. Here, idle NPCs can be instructed to create all of the consumables the player requires during missions (eg. arrows) or trained and sent off to assist in the war.

The castle missions that drive the story forward are, at times, spectacular. The settings are gorgeous, the buildings are grand, and the level design is brilliant. Without spoiling anything, there are several missions later in the story where Robin must sneak around the castle to lower drawbridges, subdue generals and clear enemy archers to allow the rightful king's troops to invade the castle with minimal resistance. On that note, the story is basically about dethroning the king's brother who exploited an opportunity to have the true king kidnapped, thereafter resolving to drive the people into poverty and submission with extreme taxes and harsh discipline.

On a final note, this is a game where the player is truly responsible for creating their own fun. With instant quicksaves and quickloads, it is convenient and appealing to replay the same confrontation many times over to achieve the perfect result. Just as one probably could plough through a mission in Splinter Cell in minutes with an assault rifle, it would be a great shame to so abruptly betray the point of the game: elegant success, rather than simply completing the objective. I found myself replaying some parts MANY times to complete it to my standard of stealth and perfection, or even to maintain the illusion of realism at times where I felt the AI had been a bit incompetent. The game allows up to three planned actions per character to be coordinated simultaneously, which complements the style of the game perfectly (eg. if able to sneak up behind two enemies, you can plan two characters to simultaneously subdue one soldier each, and simply press a button to execute the plan when ready).

It was only towards the end that several of the intermediate missions become slightly tedious and repetitive, and it is great testament to the game that this is true. The maps and objectives differ little, in truth, but the gameplay is so fantastic that there are infinite ways to complete a mission, which is the core reason for the longevity of the entertainment on offer. This is a fantastic game in any era; it comes highly recommended by myself after thoroughly enjoying it- now one of my favourite games of all time.
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36 of 43 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
A classic stealth-strategy game definitely worth playing through once. It's quite dated and the Steam version is currently buggy on newer PC's, but this may only be the English version. Some people have had luck patching their fonts files using http://www.gog.com/forum/robin_hood_legend_of_sherwood/the_game_running_slow/post25 or forcing DirectX 8 and/or windowed mode with DxWnd.
The gameplay is quite challenging and the visual and audio are very well done. Fighting uses unique gesture controls but the slow response time makes it tough to enjoy. Of course the point is to avoid conflict, so if you're into a challenging stealth RTS give it a try.
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37 of 45 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26, 2014
Great tactical shooter! Nostalgia and masterpiece. Gripping story, wide variety of activities, classic, beautiful graphics. Wonderful musical score makes this game even more elegant. Perfect game!

10/10
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
This game is amazing. Something like this will never be made again. And it on sale for a few bucks. Classic.

Note: You are most likely going to have crazy lag issues, but i found a solution on the forums. Easy fix.
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