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Spartan: Total Warrior

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
72
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PlayStation 2
77
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Xbox
75
2.4

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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 2 4.6
PlayStation 2 4 3.2
Xbox 5 2.4
Combined MobyScore 11 3.1


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PlayStation 2MikroBitti
Spartan: Total Warrior on läpikotaisen tyylikäs paketti ja ehdoton valinta toimintapelien ystävälle. Audiovisuaalinen vyörytys on jatkuvaa nautintoa, kun pelaajan pitää olla samaan aikaan kolmessa eri paikassa tappelemassa. Ares saakoon osansa - armoa ei anneta.
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PlayStation 2Looki
Eine vermeintliche Übermacht, viele leblose Körper und ich als strahlender Sieger. Als Held lässt es sich leben. Die Schöpfer der Total War-Serie für den PC haben bei ihrem Konsolendebut eine glanzvolle Leistung hingelegt. Zwanghafte Innovationen? Brauchen wir nicht. Tiefgreifende Rätsel? Schnapsidee. Ein genialer Soundtrack? Der Spieler soll Spaß haben und keine Musik hören. Genau hier setzt Spartan: Total Warrior an: Es macht einfach Spaß, mit dem Pad in der Hand die Gegner zu verhauen. Nicht mehr und nicht weniger.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
The first of its kind and hopefully the first of many, Spartan: Total Warrior is an exciting, brutal game of war. Most games lose their luster after you've killed the 999th warrior, but Total Warrior keeps things fresh throughout the journey. Part of the freshness comes from the variety of tasks that you have to complete along the way (quick tasks like setting fire to a bridge that burns to the ground in under 15 seconds). The other part of Total Warrior's undying freshness comes from its challenge because you never know what the enemy is going to do next.
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PlayStation 2Game Captain
Spartan hat mir Spaß gemacht und wer Hack&Slay mag wird hier sicherlich einige Stunden Römer schnetzeln können. Leider ist die Wiederspielbarkeit nicht allzu hoch und der Arena-Modus kann allenfalls für das Geschnetzel zwischendurch herhalten. Ein KoOp-Modus wäre schön gewesen. Warnen muss ich aber all diejenigen, die mit dem Namen Creative Assembly strategische Tiefe verbinden und ein Action-Strategiespiel a la Kingdom Under Fire erwarten. Spartan ist pures Hack&Slay, Köpfe sind hier nicht zum Denken sondern nur zum Abschlagen da.
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PlayStation 2DarkZero
Spartan: Total Warrior is a game I had immense fun playing. Being a big fan of Greek mythology, I loved facing some of the interesting creatures in battles. Fans of hack and slash games will be right at home here, as the game backs up the gameplay with a good story. Although the graphics do look a bit dated, the game engine is a joy, you might wish it was not though, as it can put so many damn enemies on screen at once. The single player game is easily a 10-hour blast at the very least and the Arena Challenge will keep you occupied for a while. I think this game deserves to succeed as it does a lot right, it is a shame though that there are a few niggling problems that stop it from becoming a truly great game. The very annoying health shrines will severely test you patients, especially when facing a boss. The A.I of you team mates is questionable at the best of times, and the endless repeating of you obvious tasks is unnecessary.
83
Xbox4Players.de
Schaut man sich den totalen Krieger aus dem Hause Creative Assembly an, kann man kaum glauben, dass das Team vorher weder Action und diese schon gar nicht auf Konsole verarbeitet hat. Angetrieben von einer mächtigen Grafikengine (die allerdings im Verlauf des Spiels schmerzhaft an ihre Grenzen geführt wird) und unterstützt von einer eingängigen und leicht zu erlernenden Steuerung bewegt sich der Spartaner zwar auf bereits ausgetretenen Gameplay-Pfaden, schafft es aber immer wieder, durch abwechslungsreiche Missionen die Motivation aufzubauen. Mit Anleihen bei den Dynasty Warriors und nicht zuletzt dem hierzulande offiziell nicht erschienenen God of War hat das Team einen kompromiss- und schnörkellosen Action-Titel abgeliefert.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Schaut man sich den totalen Krieger aus dem Hause Creative Assembly an, kann man kaum glauben, dass das Team vorher weder Action und diese schon gar nicht auf Konsole verarbeitet hat. Angetrieben von einer mächtigen Grafikengine (die allerdings im Verlauf des Spiels schmerzhaft an ihre Grenzen geführt wird) und unterstützt von einer eingängigen und leicht zu erlernenden Steuerung bewegt sich der Spartaner zwar auf bereits ausgetretenen Gameplay-Pfaden, schafft es aber immer wieder, durch abwechslungsreiche Missionen die Motivation aufzubauen. Mit Anleihen bei den Dynasty Warriors und nicht zuletzt dem hierzulande offiziell nicht erschienenen God of War hat das Team einen kompromiss- und schnörkellosen Action-Titel abgeliefert.
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GameCube4Players.de
Schaut man sich den totalen Krieger aus dem Hause Creative Assembly an, kann man kaum glauben, dass das Team vorher weder Action und diese schon gar nicht auf Konsole verarbeitet hat. Angetrieben von einer mächtigen Grafikengine (die allerdings im Verlauf des Spiels schmerzhaft an ihre Grenzen geführt wird) und unterstützt von einer eingängigen und leicht zu erlernenden Steuerung bewegt sich der Spartaner zwar auf bereits ausgetretenen Gameplay-Pfaden, schafft es aber immer wieder, durch abwechslungsreiche Missionen die Motivation aufzubauen. Mit Anleihen bei den Dynasty Warriors und nicht zuletzt dem hierzulande offiziell nicht erschienenen God of War hat das Team einen kompromiss- und schnörkellosen Action-Titel abgeliefert.
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XboxUGO (UnderGroundOnline)
There's no multiplayer component to Spartan: Total Warrior, but there is an Arena Challenge mode that sets you against increasingly difficult waves of foes to dispatch. There's also a Single Mission Replay mode for reliving specific encounters, and an Extras mode for unlockable bonuses like concept art. Aside from the odd mood breaker, somewhat sluggish load times between menus, and occasional repetitive gameplay, Spartan: Total Warrior manages to bridge the familiar RTS brand to the console world through its silky-smooth framerate, very respectable visuals, and deviously violent gameplay.
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PlayStation 2GamersHell.com
There's no multiplayer component to Spartan: Total Warrior, but there is an Arena Challenge mode that sets you against increasingly difficult waves of foes to dispatch. There's also a Single Mission Replay mode for reliving specific encounters, and an Extras mode for unlockable bonuses like concept art. Aside from the odd mood breaker, somewhat sluggish load times between menus, and occasional repetitive gameplay, Spartan: Total Warrior manages to bridge the familiar RTS brand to the console world through its silky-smooth framerate, very respectable visuals, and deviously violent gameplay.
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PlayStation 2Gameswelt
Eigentlich hat 'Spartan' das Zeug zu einem echten Klassespiel, doch leider verschenkt Creative Assembly mögliches Hitpotential durch den streckenweise sehr happigen Schwierigkeitsgrad und leichte Schwächen in der Steuerung. Dennoch glänzt 'Spartan' mit ansprechender Präsentation, hübschen Locations, einem simplen, aber erstaunlich tiefgängigen Kampfsystem und reichlich abwechslungsreicher Action ohne Atempause, sodass Genrefreunde unbedingt mal einen Blick riskieren sollten.
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GameCubeSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Mythique pour certain, un bon jeu pour d´autres, Spartan ne laisse pas indifférent. Malgré des combats parfois un peu brouillon, on ne peut que saluer la prouesse réalisée par les gars de chez Creative Assembly pour ce joli voyage au coeur de la Grèce antique. Disposant d´une durée de vie honnête, la difficulté de certains niveaux contribue à l´allonger artificiellement. Avec un peu de recul, et après avoir terminé l´aventure, ce titre dispose d´une replay value assez sympathique. Il est jouissif de refaire les niveaux en maîtrisant parfaitement son Spartiate, car il ne faut pas se leurrer, vous n´allez cesser de peaufiner votre technique de combat tout le long du jeu Et ce, jusqu´au dernier niveau ! Vous m´excusez, j´ai des romains sur le feu !
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GameCubeSEGA-Portal.de
SEGA kann froh sein, Creative Assembly mit ins Boot geholt zu haben. Ihr erster Konsolenstreich ist bis auf wenige kleine Macken nämlich super gelungen! Action von Anfang bis zum Ende, epische Massenschlachten und Begegnungen mit vielen Kreaturen der griechischen Mythologie lassen richtig in Spartas Kampf eintauchen. Lediglich bei der Präsentation hapert es etwas, doch darüber kann man getrost wegsehen. Wer unkomplizierten Spielspass will und seine Wut mal so richtig rauslassen möchte ist bestens bedient!
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XboxX-Power
Het spel zit gewoon goed in elkaar en is al bij al gewoon heerlijke hack'n slash in de zuiverste graad, met massale gevechten waar je helemaal in op gaat. Of dat voor jou genoeg is om de wat korte speelduur te vergeven, moet je zelf beslissen. Ik heb me in ieder geval uitstekend vermaakt met Spartan: Total Warrior.
80
XboxThe Next Level
It's in those pieces that a picture of Spartan: Total Warrior begins to emerge. Great combat, solid upgrades, even a really nice "arena" mode that lets you setup battles between different armies and then join in, four major weapon styles to earn, respectable voiceovers, and a nice story: all are brought to their knees trying to hold up generic level/mission designs and ugly boss fights. Assembly made a very solid game, but far too often it feels like they were following a well-used copy of a third-person action game "handbook" instead of charting their own territory. I cannot put into words how close they were with Spartan: Total Warrior. If they play to their strengths next time, instead of shying away from their PC-heritage, they could knock our socks off with a sequel. For now rent this one.
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PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
Creative Assembly's first console effort is a satisfying, action-filled hack-and-slash. If you feel the urge to slaughter countless waves of enemies, it comes highly recommended, improving upon the formulas of similar games such as Koei's Dynasty Warriors or Capcom's Devil Kings. However, certain things could really be more polished and the exclusion of a few key options is a little sloppy. As a sort of counterpart to the developer's PC game, Rome: Total War, it'd be nice to see other console games from them in the future based upon their other titles, Medieval: Total War and Shogun: Total War.
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XboxDreamStation.cc
Everything that makes Spartan: Total Warrior so enjoyable is exactly the opposite of what so many casual gamers are interested in. It’s not the prettiest game, it is intended for mature audiences, but it’s no bloodier than a typical fighting game except that you see blood thousands of times instead of a few dozen times. Regardless it’s a low key game that might not receive the attention it justly deserves. Yes, it’s very hard, and you may also need to pick up a new controller after throwing yours down in hissy fits of rage, but it’s definitely worthy of more than just a look.
80
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
To deal with the inevitable question, no, it's not as good as God of War. There's no shame in that, given that God of War is going to top a fair few sites' Game of the Year lists. However, luckily for Spartan, they're also such different games that direct comparisons don't reveal much. There's none of God of War's puzzling or platforming or combos or badly-rendered polygon bosoms here. Just a whole lot of slick, entertaining violence.
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XboxSegaFan.com
Spartan: Total Warrior resulta ser un debut en el género sorprendentemente solvente y equilibrado para Creative Assembly, sólido en casi todos sus apartados y con calidad más que suficiente para satisfacer a la mayoría de usuarios. Su mayor hándicap posiblemente fuera, aparte de la ausencia de un modo para dos jugadores, su proximidad en cuanto a fecha de salida y coincidencia temática con uno de los grandes de los últimos años, God of War.
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XboxIGN
Spartan: Total Warrior does so many things right that it genuinely pains us to see the experience get bogged down by a handful of major annoyances. Creative Assembly crafted a marvelous game engine, too, one that affords spectacular encounters filled with more action, blood and “Holy crap did you see that!?” moments than we’d care to mention. It’s therefore unfortunate that the unrefined targeting system, cheap boss battles and generally unhelpful friendly AI make the experience a mixed bag of exhilarating and exasperating moments. Still, Total Warrior is a good (almost great) action game that fans of the genre should definitely considering purchasing.
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PlayStation 2IGN
Spartan: Total Warrior does so many things right that it genuinely pains us to see the experience get bogged down by a handful of major annoyances. Creative Assembly crafted a marvelous game engine, too, one that affords spectacular encounters filled with more action, blood and “Holy crap did you see that!?” moments than we’d care to mention. It’s therefore unfortunate that the unrefined targeting system, cheap boss battles and generally unhelpful friendly AI make the experience a mixed bag of exhilarating and exasperating moments. Still, Total Warrior is a good (almost great) action game that fans of the genre should definitely considering purchasing.
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GameCubeIGN
Spartan: Total Warrior speaks to the inner badass lurking in all of us; that hardcore, relentless killing machine pining to rip through wave after wave of Nazis, alien invaders or whatever the case may be. Total Warrior makes a valiant effort to give us the tools and abilities to live that fantasy, if only for a while and if only while sitting in our living. It recognizes we, as gamers, just need to kill things sometimes. And if we can kill things and look cool while doing it, that's even better. On top of that, if we can butcher people while looking cool and even feel noble about it, well, that's just divine.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
These flaws, along with the fact that the fighting never really changes despite some new weapons and enemies, are enough to bring Spartan down out of the "great" category. It sure beats the hell out another Dynasty Warriors retread, though.
78
XboxGame Informer Magazine
These flaws, along with the fact that the fighting never really changes despite some new weapons and enemies, are enough to bring Spartan down out of the "great" category. It sure beats the hell out another Dynasty Warriors retread, though.
78
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
These flaws, along with the fact that the fighting never really changes despite some new weapons and enemies, are enough to bring Spartan down out of the "great" category. It sure beats the hell out another Dynasty Warriors retread, though.
75
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
If you're looking for a great way to knock some heads, you could honestly do a heck of a lot worse than Spartan: Total Warrior. It tends to shift between greatness and mediocrity with the frequency of your average rollercoaster ride, but the great parts are easily worth a look by anyone who enjoys beat-'em-ups. This stands side-by-side with Genji as Rental of the Year, but due to the Arena Mode, as well as the thrill of playing through older missions with newfound skills, buying it's not a bad idea, either.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine
The numerous weapons and spells add some dimensions to the combat, but this is no God of War. Heck, Kratos wouldn't even waste his time slaughtering Spartan's poser protagonist named - wait for it - the Spartan. Clever.
72
XboxGame Informer Magazine
The numerous weapons and spells add some dimensions to the combat, but this is no God of War. Heck, Kratos wouldn't even waste his time slaughtering Spartan's poser protagonist named - wait for it - the Spartan. Clever.
72
PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
The numerous weapons and spells add some dimensions to the combat, but this is no God of War. Heck, Kratos wouldn't even waste his time slaughtering Spartan's poser protagonist named - wait for it - the Spartan. Clever.
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GameCubeGameSpot
Spartan: Total Warrior is a straightforward action game from Sega and developer Creative Assembly. As you might guess from the title, the game is set during the conflict between the Spartans and the massive Roman Empire. This is pretty familiar territory for Creative Assembly, the team behind last year's PC strategy game Rome: Total War. However, the game itself is a massive departure for a studio best known for its historically authentic and complex strategy games. For the most part, Spartan: Total Warrior is a pretty good action effort. Unfortunately, the high production values and engaging gameplay of the Total War games are nowhere to be found here.
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XboxGameSpot
Spartan: Total Warrior is a straightforward action game from Sega and developer Creative Assembly. As you might guess from the title, the game is set during the conflict between the Spartans and the massive Roman Empire. This is pretty familiar territory for Creative Assembly, the team behind last year's PC strategy game Rome: Total War. However, the game itself is a massive departure for a studio best known for its historically authentic and complex strategy games. For the most part, Spartan: Total Warrior is a pretty good action effort. Unfortunately, the high production values and engaging gameplay of the Total War games are nowhere to be found here.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Spartan: Total Warrior is a straightforward action game from Sega and developer Creative Assembly. As you might guess from the title, the game is set during the conflict between the Spartans and the massive Roman Empire. This is pretty familiar territory for Creative Assembly, the team behind last year's PC strategy game Rome: Total War. However, the game itself is a massive departure for a studio best known for its historically authentic and complex strategy games. For the most part, Spartan: Total Warrior is a pretty good action effort. Unfortunately, the high production values and engaging gameplay of the Total War games are nowhere to be found here.
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XboxFactornews
Sega est souvent synonyme de bons jeux typés arcade et justifie ici pleinement sa réputation avec ce Spartan : Total Warrior. Plus pêchu qu’un Dynasty Warriors et proposant des affrontements plus massifs que God of War, Spartan : Total Warrior constitue une bonne alternative pour les joueurs recherchant un gameplay nerveux et sans prise de tête.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Mêlant histoire et légendes gréco-romaines, Spartan possède un background particulièrement accrocheur, laissant libre cours à des interprétations fantaisistes mais s'incrustant assez bien dans la trame générale. Epique, très accessible et dynamique, le titre de Sega pèche néanmoins dans les domaines graphiques et techniques. Avec un peu plus d'imagination et des schémas de jeu plus développés, Spartan aurait pu faire bien plus de chemin. Espérons qu'un prochain volet aille au bout de cette quête homérique.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Mêlant histoire et légendes gréco-romaines, Spartan possède un background particulièrement accrocheur, laissant libre cours à des interprétations fantaisistes mais s'incrustant assez bien dans la trame générale. Epique, très accessible et dynamique, le titre de Sega pèche néanmoins dans les domaines graphiques et techniques. Avec un peu plus d'imagination et des schémas de jeu plus développés, Spartan aurait pu faire bien plus de chemin. Espérons qu'un prochain volet aille au bout de cette quête homérique.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Mêlant histoire et légendes gréco-romaines, Spartan possède un background particulièrement accrocheur, laissant libre cours à des interprétations fantaisistes mais s'incrustant assez bien dans la trame générale. Epique, très accessible et dynamique, le titre de Sega pèche néanmoins dans les domaines graphiques et techniques. Avec un peu plus d'imagination et des schémas de jeu plus développés, Spartan aurait pu faire bien plus de chemin. Espérons qu'un prochain volet aille au bout de cette quête homérique.
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XboxPlayDevil
"Spartan: Total Warrior" from developer Creative Assembly is somehow a mix between an action-adventure game with a little bit strategy. If doesn't fit the genre "Total Warrior" or epic since like I said before, the epic situations are mostly unaccurate and well it just isn't as good as 'Rome: Total Warrior'. The console version feels a bit limited but plays well. If you're looking for the same value like 'Rome: Total Warrior' but then on console, you'll have to look elsewhere. "Spartan: Total Warrior" is a decent action-adventure game, puts you with the Spartans with a few epic situations and the game is mostly all hack 'n slash. If that's what you're after, then this game is definitely made for you.
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PlayStation 2Pro-G
Spartan: Total Warrior isn't a classic and many people will bemoan the relentless action and uncomplicated combat, but they're the game's two best features. This isn't a game for elitists who turn their noses up at anyone who can't beat Ninja Gaiden - it's for everyone else. It's a fun, simplistic hack 'n' slash that offers a lot of enjoyment, tarnished by the odd bad design choice.
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GameCubeGamersMark
My favorite moments were during the chaotic, hundred-men battles, especially after acquiring two swords. I barely used the rest of the weapons I collected in the game, so I felt there wasn't much value as the game went on. I didn't have much desire to play through the game again as there are barely any unlockables. Seemingly, the only replay value is in the survival-like game mode. Nevertheless, Spartan: Total Warrior is ultimately an accomplished action game that fans of God of War, Dynasty Warriors and EA's The Lord of the Rings console games will enjoy.
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GameCubePro-G
Spartan: Total Warrior isn't a classic and many people will bemoan the relentless action and uncomplicated combat, but they're the game's two best features. This isn't a game for elitists who turn their noses up at anyone who can't beat Ninja Gaiden - it's for everyone else. It's a fun, simplistic hack 'n' slash that offers a lot of enjoyment, tarnished by the odd bad design choice.
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GameCubeNintendo Difference
Sans être le jeu du mois, Spartan Total Warrior vous fera passer de bons moments devant votre GameCube grâce à son ambiance unique mais surtout grâce à ses combats mettant en scène des centaines de soldat. Véritable défouloir, le jeu n'est pas exempt de défaut notamment au niveau de sa difficulté inégale et frustrante, mais aussi dans son déroulement somme toute assez linéaire mais surtout sans grandes originalités niveau gameplay. C'est fort dommage, car le titre de The Creative Assembly partait sur de bonnes bases, mais au final seul les fans du genre ou les hardcore gamers accrocheront vraiment à Spartan Total Warrior.
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GameCubeNext Level Gaming
Maybe I was just expecting too much from this game, since I absolutely loved the Total War games, I wanted the same awesome level of detail and epic scale battles that I had in those titles, but it was just not meant to be. If you are looking for an epic battle game that takes place in the ancient world, go get yourself a copy of Rome Total War, if you want an awesome battle game where you are one soldier against many foes then go get yourself a copy of God of War. This might be a fun game to rent, but unless you fall in love with it then, I would not recommend slapping down 50 bucks for it.
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PlayStation 21UP
It's tempting to be lenient with Total Warrior's flaws, because even though "difficulty" seems like a simple concept, it's actually a very, very delicate thing to balance. And at the base, the game is very likeable idea, controls brilliantly and does a lot of stuff right. But when the balance shifts from "I'm going to keep trying because I know I can get better" to "I'm going to keep trying to justify the $50 I just spent," then there's a problem.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
The Total Warrior meets absolute mediocrity in Sega's new Dynasty Warriors-style brawler. As an anonymous but god-blessed Greek warrior, players get to cut through hordes of Roman soldiers, none of whom is half as bothersome as Spartan: Total Warrior's many, and debilitating, hiccups.
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XboxGameSpy
The Total Warrior meets absolute mediocrity in Sega's new Dynasty Warriors-style brawler. As an anonymous but god-blessed Greek warrior, players get to cut through hordes of Roman soldiers, none of whom is half as bothersome as Spartan: Total Warrior's many, and debilitating, hiccups.
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XboxDigital Press - Classic Video Games
Again, that's what Total Warrior does best. If you don't mind getting only half of a game and want something a little more adult (more bloodshed than you can imagine), this is the one you're looking for. Its battles are as epic as they can be, and until you make it to "that" part of the game, you'll have a blast. Anything after that leads to cries of depression because of what Spartan Total Warrior could have become.
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GameCubeGameSpy
The Total Warrior meets absolute mediocrity in Sega's new Dynasty Warriors-style brawler. As an anonymous but god-blessed Greek warrior, players get to cut through hordes of Roman soldiers, none of whom is half as bothersome as Spartan: Total Warrior's many, and debilitating, hiccups.