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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."


  • 角斗士 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Credits (PlayStation 2 version)

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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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Related Sites +

  • "Building Rome"
    GiN interviews <moby developer=Robert Blackadder>Robert Blackadder</moby> of LucasArts "about how Gladius came into being, and of LucasArts’ new diverse portfolio."
  • Wikipedia: Gladius
    Information about Gladius at Wikipedia

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  • MobyGames ID: 11835


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by John A Hancock.

PlayStation 3 added by Charly2.0.

Additional contributors: Roedie, Unicorn Lynx, Jeanne, DreinIX, Patrick Bregger.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.