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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 Some of the story is told in Ursula's dreams
Gladius Xbox Other arenas are very cramped
Gladius Xbox Ursula's actual story seems a little bit better than Valens
Gladius Xbox Each arena has the same four options

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
GameSpy Nov 07, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Oct 27, 2003 8.4 out of 10 84 Dec 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83
RPGFan Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83
IGN Oct 29, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
GameZone Nov 10, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Gamesmania Dec 02, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Game Revolution Nov, 2003 B 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 (155) added Gladius (Xbox) on Jan 26, 2004
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