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Colosseum: Road to Freedom (PlayStation 2)

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Taken into slavery, you are now a gladiator. Your only chance at freedom is to earn enough money in the arena to buy yourself back. Whether in a lowly arena on the outskirts of the Empire or in the Colosseum itself, a wide variety of opponents await: heavily armed charioteers, wild bulls, fellow gladiators and more. In a series of battles, from battle royales to one-on-one duels, you must entertain the crowds by spilling blood.

After battles, it's time to train. A series of minigames improves your attributes and your diet perfects your body. Study your rankings, play around with your special skills, and await the next battle.

Colosseum: Road to Freedom is a self-described Action RPG, controlled in the third-person and works as a gladiator simulator.


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Alternate Titles

  • "角斗士:自由之路" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Gladiator: Road to the Freedom" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A promising start and a disappointing end to a potential franchise. Big John WV (25281) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpy Jul 20, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Netjak Oct 07, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
Deeko 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Jul 28, 2005 6 out of 10 60
IGN Jun 19, 2005 6 out of 10 60 Sep 12, 2005 12 out of 20 60
DarkZero 2005 5 out of 10 50
1UP Jul 19, 2005 4.5 out of 10 45
Jolt (UK) Sep 13, 2005 4.4 out of 10 44 (UK) Sep 26, 2005 4 out of 10 40


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Terrence Bosky (5234) added Colosseum: Road to Freedom (PlayStation 2) on Aug 17, 2005