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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."


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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Dec 01, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nov, 2003 88 out of 100 88
GameLemon May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
RPGFan Nov 06, 2003 83 out of 100 83
IGN Oct 28, 2003 8.1 out of 10 81
GameSpy Nov 26, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Total Cube Dec, 2003 16 out of 20 80
N-Zone Feb 13, 2004 78 out of 100 78 Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution Nov, 2003 B 75


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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 (GameCube) on Jan 26, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (257989) and John A Hancock (161)
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