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Gladius

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Developed by
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 The leagues are quite varied
Gladius Xbox Some of the story is told in Ursula's dreams
Gladius Xbox Ursula's actual story seems a little bit better than Valens
Gladius Xbox Other arenas are very cramped

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 (5237)

The Press Says

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 PlayStation 2 Dec 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameZone GameCube Nov 19, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP GameCube May 09, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Xbox Dec 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83
IGN Xbox Oct 29, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
RPGFan Xbox Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy GameCube Nov 26, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Nov 24, 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)