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Shadow of Rome (PlayStation 2)

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Description

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 Options screen
Shadow of Rome PlayStation 2 Aside from when the game prompts you to save, you can use open books (which are always on the same place) to save your game in progress.
Shadow of Rome PlayStation 2 Secret garden behind the Sextus' office
Shadow of Rome PlayStation 2 Fighting tigers and a gladiator at the same time.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Almost perfect コナン (76898) 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 (7) unrated

The Press Says

GameSpot Feb 07, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Gaming Target Aug 15, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamesmania Jan 27, 2005 81 out of 100 81
Yahoo! Games Feb 08, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Feb 05, 2005 79 out of 100 79
GameZone Feb 08, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 04, 2005 15 out of 20 75
Gameplanet Mar 21, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Feb 27, 2005 B- 67
Game Revolution Feb 10, 2005 C 50

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Trivia

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 (7) added Shadow of Rome (PlayStation 2) on Feb 11, 2005