Summary: Gladius is one of the best turn-based strategy games I've played even to this date, and despite being a little dated I would still recommend it to any strategy game fan. There are tons and tons of character classes to choose from when building your massive party of gladiators, a lot of easy to use gameplay mechanics, as well as an interesting storyline to follow. Too bad there will likely never be a sequel.
Summary: Gladius is just plain old good. There are a wide variety of characters you can unlock and use in game. You can play 2 different story lines that are just pull you in. It was a well thought out game and you can even upgrade your characters. You rule a school (group) of gladiators and fight in games like in the old days. You can choose from wolves, barbarians, archers, well you get it. The game play is very easy to adjust to and will take a maximum of 5 minutes to learn.
Summary: I bought this game thinking it was a take on the hack n slash genre but when putting it into my console, was pleasantly surprised to find out it was actually a turn based RPG. Plot: You start off at your family run gladiator school learning the trade to then work your way up to travelling the country to win fights. Like with most strategy RPGS, you have different classes you can send out to fight and every class has a weakness and a strength.
Pros: Different to the usual gladiator games, easy to learn but hard to master
Cons: Other then the mentioned plot, there wasn't enough depth to it
Summary: This is without doubt the most enjoyable game I have played on the XBox. Many titans of the gaming world have come and gone (Halo, KotoR, etc) but its still with a spring in my step and a song in my heart that I reach for Gladius. Briefly its is the tale of a travelling school of Gladiators and their quest to reach the High Tournaments (think Gladitor, they've even thrown in a token Oliver Reed-esque guidance character).
Summary: this is a game that kept me going for weeks and one that i still enjoy playing. it's so addicting that even though i had things to do i couldn't leave my Xbox and just kept going. If you like a game that makes you think, with a hell of a story, lots of fighting, neverending tournaments this is your game. Just trying to evolve your caracters can take forever so i loved it hope you like too.