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Description

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."

Screenshots

Gladius Xbox Put on a good show to get the crowd on your side!
Gladius PlayStation 2 Warrior selection.
Gladius Xbox Your journal keeps track of your side quests
Gladius Xbox There are a lot of combat options in Gladius

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Put the lightsaber away, fanboy, and pick up a real blade. PlayStation 2 Terrence Bosky (5463)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
GameLemon Xbox May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameLemon GameCube May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Dec 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameZone Xbox Nov 10, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
N-Zone GameCube Feb 13, 2004 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Dec 12, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution Xbox Nov, 2003 B 75
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2003 3 out of 5 60

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Trivia

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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