Gladius

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
GameCube
83
3.4
PlayStation 2
78
3.9
Xbox
79
3.2
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Description

Gladius is a turn-based gladiatorial RPG. Players try to build a championship gladiator school by gaining experience through fighting battles in the arenas, and recruiting new members.

From the manual:"The story of Gladius starts just as two schools begin the pursuit of the Championship. It follows the epic saga of two young heroes: Ursula, daughter of the barbarian king from the land of Nordagh; and Valens, the son of Imperia's greatest gladiator. Become one of these characters and embark upon a spectacular and brutal journey to fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war."

Screenshots

Gladius Xbox You are only knocked out in the arena
Gladius Xbox The world map is how you move to different arenas
Gladius Xbox This is a hard earned screen!
Gladius Xbox Some arenas are quite big

Alternate Titles

  • "角斗士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Put the lightsaber away, fanboy, and pick up a real blade. PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5227)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles GameCube Dec 01, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
GameLemon Xbox May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameLemon GameCube May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameZone Xbox Nov 10, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN Xbox Oct 29, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de Xbox Dec 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy GameCube Nov 26, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
N-Zone GameCube Feb 13, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Nov 23, 2003 6.65 out of 10 66

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Trivia

Title translation

Gladius means sword in Latin. The term is often used to indicate the short sword used by Roman legionaries.

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