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Gladius

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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 Some of the story is told in Ursula's dreams
Gladius Xbox Put on a good show to get the crowd on your side!
Gladius Xbox Getting higher than your opponent gives you an advantage!
Gladius Xbox The world map is how you move to different arenas

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 (5235)

The Press Says

Game Over Online GameCube Dec 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
1UP GameCube May 09, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Xbox Oct 27, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de Xbox Dec 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Dec 26, 2003 81 out of 100 81
IGN GameCube Oct 28, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
N-Zone GameCube Feb 13, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 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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Contributed to by John A Hancock (155)