Gladius (Xbox)

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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."


Gladius Xbox Ursula's actual story seems a little bit better than Valens
Gladius Xbox There are a lot of combat options in Gladius
Gladius Xbox This is a hard earned screen!
Gladius Xbox You have to earn badges to move on to different lands

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Alternate Titles

  • "角斗士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
GameLemon May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Oct 27, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN Oct 29, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
GameZone Nov 10, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
RPGFan Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83 Dec 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83 Dec 02, 2003 82 out of 100 82 Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
GamePro (US) Oct 27, 2003 3 out of 5 60


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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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John A Hancock (161) added Gladius (Xbox) on Jan 26, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (81384) and John A Hancock (161)