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Shadow of Rome is set in 44 B.C. in Ancient Rome - a stunning yet brutal time when the republic had grown to be the dominating cultural force in the Western world. However, the Senate's rule began to cast a dark shadow on Rome's former glory as corruption and war-bred despair led to the rise of Julius Caesar, who exuded a confidence that would rally the people and lead them from turmoil. Then on the Ides of March Caesar was brutally assassinated in an act that changed the face of the Western world forever. Join Agrippa the Centurion and Octavianus, the stealthy brain, in an action/stealth game that goes deep into this conspiracy and to the heart of danger in an attempt to clear Vipsanius, Agrippa's father from the wrongful accusation of Caesar's murder.

Screenshots

Shadow of Rome PlayStation 2 A Roman guard tells you to kill all the criminals in the arena (you can't attack the guard, though).
Shadow of Rome PlayStation 2 The sunset will soon become much brighter when we start burning the ships in the harbour
Shadow of Rome PlayStation 2 Into the arena we go
Shadow of Rome PlayStation 2 Agrippa trying to save his mother... notice you can only skip cinematics if you already passed that point in the game.

Alternate Titles

  • "罗马之影" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Almost perfect MAT (129261) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
The first must have of 2005 shines in the shadow of rome Jason S (6) unrated

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Feb 07, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Gaming Target Aug 15, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Yahoo! Games Feb 08, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamePro (US) Feb 09, 2005 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 04, 2005 15 out of 20 75
GameSpy Feb 07, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Feb 27, 2005 B- 67
Diehard GameFan Mar 01, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Eurogamer.net (UK) Feb 02, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Feb 10, 2005 C 50

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Trivia

Inspiration

One could notice a fine line of similarities between this game and the Gladiator movie (2000) with Russell Crowe, from main character to other characters and events that take place. Enough to make you wonder if developers of this game were inspired by the movie.

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Jason S (6) added Shadow of Rome (PlayStation 2) on Feb 11, 2005