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Gladius

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
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 Some arenas are quite big
Gladius Xbox The loading screen gives you hints & tips
Gladius Xbox The world map is how you move to different arenas

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 (5232)

The Press Says

GameSpy Xbox Nov 07, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameZone GameCube Nov 19, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Xbox Dec 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83
RPGFan GameCube Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Dec 02, 2003 82 out of 100 82
GameZone PlayStation 2 Nov 04, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Dec 26, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Nov, 2003 B 75
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2003 B 75
GamePro (US) Xbox Oct 27, 2003 3 out of 5 60

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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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Contributed to by John A Hancock (155)