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6.4 out of 10

Colosseum: Road to Freedom

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Overall 7
7.0

Colosseum: Road to Freedom PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Colosseum: Road to Freedom is very much in the vein of Capcom’s great Shadow of Rome. Both have you playing as Roman Gladiators that are attempting to gain freedom by chopping up enemies in front of a roaring crowd. With very few games like this, comparisons are of course going to be inevitable.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

SwankWorld
13 May 2006
  • Excerpt: With all of the theatrics and history of gladiatorial combat, it was only a matter of time before a trend would start for the genre. Following closely behind Capcom’s Shadow of Rome, Koei, the masters of historical retellings through the video game medium, bring us Colosseum: Road to Freedom. While wrought with its own shortcomings and tedious hack-n-slash gameplay, there is at least a little bit of good here that may sway a rental if anything.
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Colosseum: Road to Freedom – Review

GameCritics.com
11 March 2006
  • Excerpt: Swordfighting simulation is one of those creatures that developers have been trying to master for years, but have yet to satisfactorily tame. Generally these games try to skew towards one of two extremes: the more popular straight fighting games, which translate a few button presses into elaborate blade flourishes; and the rarer pure simulations, which ask players to recreate specific motions of swordfighting with their controllers.
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Overall 8
7.8

Colosseum: Road to Freedom

games xtreme
15 September 2005
  • Summary: Become the king of the ring in Koei's gladiatorial action-RPG game.
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

TheStar.com
3 August 2005
  • Excerpt: Gladiator combat is a no-brainer of a videogame premise and Colosseum: Road to Freedom does a superb job of bringing the whole sword & sandal, Roman Empire-era spectacle sport to convincing, interactive life.
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Overall 5
5.0

Colosseum: Road to Freedom

Evergeek
3 August 2005
  • Excerpt: Gladiator combat is a no-brainer of a videogame premise and Colosseum: Road to Freedom does a superb job of bringing the whole sword & sandal, Roman Empire-era spectacle sport to convincing, interactive life.
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Colosseum: Road to Freedom Review

GameSpot
28 July 2005
  • Excerpt: The high drama and theatrical violence of gladiatorial combat seems like the perfect setting for a video game. It worked for Capcom and the recent Shadow of Rome, and now Koei is stepping into the arena with Colosseum: Road to Freedom. Developed by Ertain, Colosseum is an action role-playing game that lets you lead the life of a slave who is forced to become a gladiator in order to slice, skewer, and bludgeon his way to freedom.
  • Pros: Hundreds of items so you can customize your gladiator, Story changes depending on your performance, Multiple types of battles add a little variety
  • Cons: Button-mashing battle system gets old quickly, Frame rate drops significantly in larger battles, Artificial intelligence is laughable, No targeting system makes it difficult to direct your attacks
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Overall 9
8.8
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0
Multiplayer 9
8.5

Colosseum: Road to Freedom

GamersHell.com
21 July 2005
  • Excerpt: puts you in the shoes of a slave in Ancient Rome who must repay a debt to his master by fighting as a gladiator. As you entertain the masses attending the Colosseum, you must increase your rank in the social hierarchy in order to participate in some of the more lucrative battles, such as bullfights and one-on-one duels.
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Overall 5
5.0

Colosseum: Road to Freedom PS2 Review

DarkZero
28 March 2006
  • Excerpt: Colosseum: Road to Freedom is a game whereby you play the role of a Gladiator, trapped into slavery and must fight to earn money to buy his own freedom. For the gamer, replace the word fight with the word work, and we have this game summed up nicely. It’s unfortunate because the setting and the ideas presented are good enough, they are just under developed and mislead.
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Overall 6
6.0

Colosseum: Road To Freedom

Gamecell
19 October 2005
  • Conclusion: Overall… I had a feeling this might be a hidden gem. The fights and RPG elements are quite good, but it’s a game that the more I play the more disappointed I get. Definitely a game that falls into the category of ‘could have been better’; hopefully there will be a sequel that will improve things.
  • Pros: RPG elements, Gladiatorial battles are cool
  • Cons: Dumb AI, Rubbish voiceovers, No two player mode, Lack of blood
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