Reviews and Problems with Circus Maximus: Chariot Wars
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Circus Maximus Reader Review - 7.2
nugsfan, IGN Entertainment
6 March 2004
Conclusion: Kind of fun, kind of different, kind of weird. A fighting racing game with two players to control using chariots in ancient rome, well I liked it. It is definitely different than anything else out there, the graphics are a little soft and the audio has a few weak points but the enjoyment factor is...
Excerpt: Knowing that the Circus Maximus was once home to chariot races in Rome, I was quite excited to go and see what it all used to be about. The area is clearly shown on all maps of Rome and the route to get there easy to see.
Excerpt: There we were, Mrs p and my god self, striding boldy past Rome's many antiquities on our way to the Greatest Show on Earth. Slabbering with anticipation, we could hardly hold our collective water at the thought of the delights in store..
Summary: Actually competing in a deadly chariot race is an innovative and intriguing concept for a videogame, and a brave decision by the publishers (it would have been so much easier to make this another driving game).
Summary: This is a great game, and anybody with an interest in the Romans will love it. Its perhaps not for people into high-tech racing games - this is so different! You control a chariot and a fighter - in other words, you race against other characters with one side of the controller and fight with a sword...