Codex Gamicus

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown
Developer(s) Cinemaware
Publisher(s) ZOO Digital Group, Capcom
Engine Engine Missing
status Status Missing
Release date PlayStation 2
November 28, 2003 (EU)

September 30, 2003 (NA)
March 5, 2004 (EU)
October 6, 2003 (NA)
November 28, 2003 (EU)
November 11, 2003 (NA)

Genre Turn-based strategy
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ESRB: T (Teen)
USK: 6+
PEGI: 12+
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, mobile
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media DVD, jar file
Input Keyboard, mouse, or gamepad
Requirements 500 MHz CPU, 128 MB RAM, 16 MB video card RAM, DirectX 8.1, 250 MB available hard disk space, Windows 98 (WIN)
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is a video game made by Cinemaware and Capcom. It is loosely based on the legend of Robin Hood. It is available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.


It is a time of great unrest in England. With King Richard the Lionheart held for ransom, the evil Prince John, seizes the throne, and declares himself the King of England. The entire nation soon falls into civil war as greedy nobles war amongst themselves and Prince John sends forth armies to shackle the country under his unjust rule.

In this time of lawlessness, only an outlaw can lead the people to freedom. One man, the embodiment of true honor, vows to save his people and restore peace to the land. This man is known as Robin Hood. From the small-scale skirmishes with the Sheriff of Nottingham in Sherwood Forest, Robin finds himself drawn into the larger the battlefields of England, and the hero of the poor must become the savior of an entire nation.


Robin Hood is a blend of role-playing and turn-based strategy combined with action sequences.

As Robin Hood, the player must:

  • Fund the war effort by lightening the purses of traveling merchants in archery ambushes.
  • Lay siege to castles using mighty siege engines and Greek Fire.
  • Joust in tournaments for fame, fortune and land.
  • Conquer England’s 38 territories by commanding troops on the battlefield and manage Robin’s growing armies.
  • Swordfight through battlements, catacombs and towers in search of treasure - or to rescue a damsel-in-distress.

The game also features:

  • Special events, multiple goals and non-linear gameplay.
  • A story of action, drama, romance and adventure.
  • Twenty minutes of rendered cutscenes and a full hour of recorded voice acting.
  • 8 different alternate game endings depending on the player's actions through the game.

Audience Reception[]

Although not as popular as it predecessors the XBOX version proved reasonably successful. Although it only attained the relatively low rating of 6 at gamespot, it was still well received by fans of the series.


  • Robin Hood- Greg Ellis
  • Maid Marian- Edychta Brytcha
  • Little John- John Cygan
  • Wilfred of Ivanhoe- Peter Jessop
  • Friar Tuck- Alan Sherman
  • Will Scarlet- Adrian Neil
  • Prince John- Grant Albrecht
  • Guy of Gisbourne- Richard Green
  • Sheriff of Nottingham- Martin Jarvis
  • Merchant- David Lodge

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