Gladius

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
GameCube
83
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PlayStation 2
78
3.9
Xbox
79
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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 Put on a good show to get the crowd on your side!
Gladius Xbox Ursula's actual story seems a little bit better than Valens
Gladius Xbox There are a lot of combat options in Gladius
Gladius Xbox Get knocked out outside in the wilderness and its death!

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
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
1UP GameCube May 09, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Xbox Oct 27, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot GameCube Oct 27, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
GameZone Xbox Nov 10, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de Xbox Dec 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2003 B 75
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Feb 09, 2004 73 out of 100 73
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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