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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 knock down statues to win in some games
Gladius PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Gladius Xbox Movement direction is shown using the blue and white indicators
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 (5224)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Xbox Nov 07, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameLemon Xbox May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameLemon PlayStation 2 May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameLemon GameCube 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
4Players.de GameCube Dec 26, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Nov, 2003 B 75
Game Revolution GameCube 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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