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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 Other arenas are very cramped
Gladius Xbox The world map is how you move to different arenas
Gladius PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Gladius Xbox The leagues are quite varied

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 (5224)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
GameSpy Xbox Nov 07, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameLemon Xbox May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameLemon GameCube May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Xbox Oct 29, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Dec 02, 2003 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy GameCube Nov 26, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Feb 09, 2004 73 out of 100 73
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 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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