Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a medieval TPP action online game, created by the Newcastle-based division of the Sumo Digital studio. This is a team experienced in creating games focused on multiplayer gameplay - they have previously worked on such games as Team Sonic Racing, LittleBigPlanet 3 and Crackdown 3.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends is set in a dark medieval world ruled by corrupt authorities. In the game you play as an outlaw who wants to get rich or become a legend among the oppressed people, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor like Robin Hood and his companions from Sherwood Forest.
The game features dynamic PvPvE (player versus player versus environment) multiplayer gameplay, in which two teams of several players must carry out a heist, competing against each other and overcoming numerous obstacles and AI-controlled enemies along the way. How we neutralize the guards depends on our preferred approach. We can do this quietly or enter a direct confrontation, risking detection of our activity. We also use the environment to our advantage - for example, escaping from guards we choose a route through a gate, which is lowered right after the last team member to block the chase.
Assaults are carried out mainly in castles and small settlements, located in different natural circumstances. Some are located in forests, others by lakes or on mountains. Thus, the maps are varied, giving us many paths leading to the goal, in addition they change depending on where the starting point of our team is. The goal of each of the heists is to get the treasure hidden in a special chest, located in a crypt which can be opened only with a key possessed by the sheriff who is in the area. However, the game doesn't end with finding it - we still have to deliver it to the evacuation point, all the time being harassed by hostile NPCs and other players.
Available heroes are divided into several classes, with unique abilities and different roles in the team. The four basic specialities are Ranger, Hunter, Brawler and Mystic. The Ranger is skilled in stealth and the use of a long bow, from which he shoots both normal and special arrows. The Hunter uses a small crossbow and is very effective in silent assassinations at close range. The Brawler is a master of close combat with great strength and the ability to lift heavy objects, making it easier for other members of the team to move around. The Mystic, on the other hand, can heal team members and hold back groups of enemies with his claw. After successful actions we develop the skills of our heroes, improve their equipment and adjust the appearance of the equipment.
The authors took care of the game's development after the premiere, regularly releasing updates containing new character classes, maps and cosmetic elements for the heroes.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends offers fully 3D graphics at a decent level. The locations are complex and non-linear, and their exploration seems very natural. The game has a dark atmosphere and high brutality of gameplay.
Game mode: multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet Player counter: max 8
User score: 6,9 / 10 based on 25 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 7.1 / 10 based on 85 votes.
Age restrictions Hood: Outlaws & Legends: 18+
Hood: Outlaws & Legends System requirements
PC / Windows
- (40 fps / 1080p) Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
- 40 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit
- (60 fps / 1080p / ultra) Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz
- 16 GB RAM
- graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 590 or better
- 40 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit