8 Best PlayStation 2 Gladiator Games

Roma Victory! Get your dose of gladiatorial excitement with these epic PS2 games. Only the best gladiator games on the PS2.

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vTuro24132d ago

Spartan Total Warrior was dope-tier. An underrated gem.


4 famous games that completely butchered history

Bárbara writes: "History-inspired games have been around for a while and I’m pretty sure every gamer has come across one or two in their lifetime. And while they can be incredibly fun to play, their historical accuracy is often pretty shaky. Don’t get me wrong, in recent years developers have started to work harder to get facts right, but we’re still far from reality. Today we will explore 4 big games that butchered the chapters of history they are based on."

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Sciurus_vulgaris1138d ago

EA tried to market Battlefield 1 as an epic WW1 period piece. It was really just a hybrid of stripped down Battlefield 4 and Star Wars Battlefront (2015) disguised as WW1 shooter.

KyRo1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

I'm not sure what it was you played but it certainly weren't BF1. The campaign showing the different periods of the war through the eyes of different soldiers was a good way to show the harsh reality of a WW. Was it groundbreaking? No, but it was a good effort.

It also played nothing like SW and added a whole heap of things to the BF formula to simply be called a reskin.

Sciurus_vulgaris1137d ago

The “harsh reality” of WW1 was not shown by BF1. There is mission where the player is wearing tank-like armour that is repeatedly stated as being near impervious to damage. Metal armour existed in WW1, but was quickly abandoned as it wasn’t effective against bullets or explosives. Or the other reality breaking mission we’re you play as a man with superhuman speed....

BF1 streamed down the guns mechanics making all weapons easier to use. Classes were marginalized and team-play was stripped down. BF1 focused on chaotic gameplay with no emphasis on strategy, just like Battlefront. Reduced gun skill , again just like Battlefront.

HyperMoused1138d ago

So you you are telling me historically you cant jump off a ten story building into hay and live.

Unknown_Gamer57941138d ago (Edited 1138d ago )

Indeed. Ezio actually died in ACII when he jumped off that tall building in Florence. If I recall correctly, that one was actually a cart with a pile of flower petals. Everything that happened after that was him in the afterlife envisioning where life would have taken him had he lived. Clearly the guy had a grim view on his future...

lonewolf101137d ago

I should of read this before I juuuuummmppee................. ............................... .....


Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance Review by Retro Gaming Magazine

Dash Bomber writes, "Feel the wrath of Rome as you viciously slay your enemies in Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance. You are the undefeated Invictus Thrax, the champion of the former emperor of Rome, but what is it that you’re avenging? For starters, you’re taking revenge for the sudden and mysterious death of the lord that would have set you free. Not only that, you’re also taking vengeance for the fact that, not 10 minutes into the game, your “invincible” hero dies to something we won’t see until later in the game. In order to achieve your objective Thrax will have to kill an insane ruler called Arruntius and stop his plans of destroying Rome."

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Throwback Entertainment finally puts Acclaim’s back catalogue to use

GamesAsylum: "Since purchasing the leftovers of Acclaim’s estate in 2006 Canadian studio Throwback Entertainment hasn’t really done a great deal with the ex-publisher’s portfolio.

The rights to RC racer Re-Volt were sold off to Korean publisher We Go Interactive in 2011 but other than this Throwback has simply focused their attention on their own mobile titles. Things are about to change, however, with the announcement that they’re about to start rolling out re-releases of Acclaim’s past hits"

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Bigpappy3068d ago

Here is hoping M$ help them touch-up the X1 version. I never plated it, so this would be a nice downloadable treat for me.