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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 A yeti vs a big bear (The bear lost!)
Gladius Xbox You have to knock down statues to win in some games
Gladius Xbox The leagues are quite varied
Gladius Xbox Movement direction is shown using the blue and white indicators

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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 Chronicles GameCube Dec 01, 2003 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Oct, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Nov, 2003 88 out of 100 88
GameLemon PlayStation 2 May 26, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Over Online GameCube Dec 18, 2003 87 out of 100 87
1UP GameCube May 09, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Dec 26, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Nov 24, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Fragland.net PlayStation 2 Feb 09, 2004 73 out of 100 73
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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