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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 You have to earn badges to move on to different lands
Gladius PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Gladius Xbox Some arenas are quite big
Gladius Xbox This guy here is your trainer

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 (5223)

Critic Reviews

GameLemon Xbox May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Over Online GameCube Dec 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
1UP GameCube May 09, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de Xbox Dec 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83
RPGFan GameCube Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83
GameZone PlayStation 2 Nov 04, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpy GameCube Nov 26, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
N-Zone GameCube Feb 13, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2003 B 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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