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 You are only knocked out in the arena
Gladius Xbox Your journal keeps track of your side quests
Gladius Xbox This extra large wolf can cause big damage to your team

Alternate Titles

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

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GameSpy Nov 07, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameLemon May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Over Online Dec 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
RPGFan Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83 Dec 26, 2003 83 out of 100 83
GameZone Nov 10, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN Oct 29, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83 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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