Gladius (Sony PlayStation 2, 2003)
About this product
|In the tradition of films like Gladiator and Spartacus comes Gladius, an action RPG taking place in the world of gladiatorial combat. As one of two principal characters, Ursula and Valens, players must train and lead a team of warriors to compete in the 20 coliseums and arenas found in four regions around the world. As a gladiator team trains and fights, warriors become more experienced and eventually develop new abilities.|
Each battle is fought using a combination of steel, magic, and projectiles as players recruit from a pool of 16 distinct fighter classes, including Imperial Legionaries, Galdr witches, and javelin-throwing Peltasts. Over 400 pieces of equipment can be used in combat, and Gladius offers over 100 customizable characters as players win the certificates required to enter new regions through successful battles.
Ursula and Valens both feature separate storylines, each of which offers an estimated 36 hours of play. In addition to the story mode, which ultimately has players preventing a dark god's ascent to power, a number of exhibition battles can be fought against computer opponents with support for multiple players in the cooperative mode. Once the story mode is complete, players can revisit tournaments to build their characters' stats for use in multiplayer combat.
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 2|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Comic Mischief, Violence|
|Number of Players||1-2|
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- rejoicinginhimAug 11, 2011by
Fun game, easy to play, but hard to master!
If you like tactical games, that you can be hands on with planning and equiping your character then you'll love this game. The fact that you can do that to a whole school of your own hand picked players, makes this game awesome! The story line is pretty good. Most games, you just click a attack, and it attacks, well in Gladius, you have to be accurate with what you attack with and how you attack. It adds that little bit extra challange, but makes it so much more fun. My 13yr daughter loves this game, and we play it often together. Oh, thats another thing! Everyone can play! At the sametime pretty much! If you are debating about buying this game, BUY IT! Its alot of fun!<br>****THe only draw back is......the loading time. Its not a big deal at first, but if you've beat it once, or are playing a different set of battles for the 2nd or 3rd time, it can be a pain. Their not excessive load times, always less then a minute, but their pretty regular. Besides that, it is the only thing I could possibly say is awesome about the game.Read full review
- willtribMay 30, 2007by
A tactical rpg epic, reminiscent of Final Fantasy<br><br>And with a uneasy truce between Imperia and Nordagh, the gladiator games begin anew. take Munio's school to the fields of battle.<br><br>The ultimate goal is to win tournaments across the land, working your way from muddy arenas in tiny out of the way villages to the glorious coliseums in big cities. You start the game managing a tiny gladiatorial school with only two students, but as you proceed to the more difficult leagues and tournaments, you can recruit additional fighters. There are fout distinct lands, each have numerous towns and cities all full of exotic fighters, beasts and arms.<br><br>Made by Lucas Arts Entertainment<br><br>- Gladius is a GREAT Game!<br><br>willtrib - EasyCityBooks NOLA
- handlemyhansenJan 10, 2011by
Great game. I have no complaints. Its better then most fight games because its not just button mashing. You have to be strategical and plan and actually build the characters according to who you are going to battle.<br><br>Great game is you are looking for something that is entertaining, addicting, somewhat time consuming but very fun. Not you everyday fight game but so much more.
- rayrice00Apr 14, 2010by
When i saw the price i went nuts for it. I love this game. I used to play it with my brother when we were younger and now that i have it again we will be playing non-stop. I definetly recommend it to everyone.
- codyakJan 20, 2010by
Gladius - A Timeless Classic
This game is really good. It withstands the test of time even when a new console has debuted. It shows that older games are still very playable today. Buy it and see that LucasArts was a good company once upon a time. They didn't even need to make a Star Wars game to release a hit. This game will have you busy for hours.