Gladius

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
GameCube
83
3.4
PlayStation 2
78
3.8
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 The story is told in painting like stills
Gladius Xbox The leagues are quite varied
Gladius Xbox Other arenas are very cramped
Gladius Xbox Even fiery caves are arenas for some!

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 (5225)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles GameCube Dec 01, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
GameSpot Xbox Oct 27, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
RPGFan Xbox Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Xbox Dec 02, 2003 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de GameCube Dec 26, 2003 82 out of 100 82
IGN GameCube Oct 28, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy GameCube Nov 26, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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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