Gladius

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
GameCube
83
3.4
PlayStation 2
78
3.9
Xbox
79
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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 Xbox Put on a good show to get the crowd on your side!
Gladius Xbox This guy here is your trainer
Gladius Xbox Each arena has the same four options

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 (5227)

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
Game Over Online GameCube Dec 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
1UP GameCube May 09, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone GameCube Nov 19, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Xbox Oct 27, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
GameZone Xbox Nov 10, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
4Players.de GameCube Dec 26, 2003 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy GameCube Nov 26, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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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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