Conclusion: Xbox has lacked a strong strategy game and instantly had gamers thirsting for Gladius since its announcement. When I received the preview build a while back I was a bit skeptical to how the final version of this game would turn out.
Excerpt: Thank Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe for re-awakening interest in Rome and gladiatorial combat. You have to admit that the action sequences of the movie stirred something primal in the minds of the viewer: a thirst for blood at watching athletic warriors fighting to the death.
Excerpt: I’m going to break from my traditional format of reviewing and make a personal observation up front: This review will not do this game justice. Before your alarm bells go off, let me state that the complexity of the strategy found within Gladius will easily make this a favorite of hard core strategy...
Excerpt: LucasArts have once again made one of those games that can keep you on your couch playing for a long time, if you're a turn-based RPG fan of course. Gladius is as a good as it looks! The game takes place in a world of ancient Roman themed gladiator stadiums.