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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 Some arenas are quite big
Gladius Xbox The story is told in painting like stills
Gladius Xbox Other arenas are very cramped
Gladius Xbox Put on a good show to get the crowd on your side!

Promo Images

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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 (5463)

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles GameCube Dec 01, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
GameLemon PlayStation 2 May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Over Online GameCube Dec 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
RPGFan GameCube Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83
GameZone PlayStation 2 Nov 04, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 29, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2003 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution GameCube Nov, 2003 B 75

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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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