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Gladius

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Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
83
3.4
PlayStation 2
79
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 This guy here is your trainer
Gladius Xbox The Title screen is were you start
Gladius PlayStation 2 Warrior selection.
Gladius Xbox The story is told in painting like stills

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 (5236)

The Press Says

Game Chronicles GameCube Dec 01, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpy Xbox Nov 07, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Over Online Xbox Dec 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameZone GameCube Nov 19, 2003 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
IGN Xbox Oct 29, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution GameCube Nov, 2003 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 12, 2003 15 out of 20 75

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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)