Kotaku writes: "The single player experience in Gladiator A.D. is a roleplaying adventure. You start off as a captured slave who must work his way up to becoming the most popular gladiator in the known world, earning your freedom in the process. It's an age-old tale, and one that's been touched on in video games time and time again. There will be leveling, side quests, and moral choices, which all sound great on paper, but it remains to be seen what High Voltage actually brings to the table. Until we see more, Gladiator A.D. is a clunky-looking fighter with some grand ideas".