Ancient Rome and, more specifically, Roman gladiators have always made interesting subject matter for various mediums of entertainment. Throughout the years, numerous films, including the Academy Award-winning classics Ben Hur and Gladiator, featured some of the most epic gladiatorial action sequences every created and made heroes out of these enslaved Roman warriors. Strangely enough, however, there haven’t been many good action games to feature Roman gladiators in any really serious capacity. Recently, this has all come to change, thanks to Acclaim’s Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance, an action adventure game rooted deeply in a style that combines Ridley Scott’s Gladiator with some of the more mythical aspects of Roman history. Gladiator does have some shortcomings, as its simplistic and frequently flawed gameplay can prove to be problematic. However, some excellent production values and an intriguing plot ultimately make the game most certainly worth checking out.
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Pentium 4 2.0 GHz,
256 MB RAM,
Graphic card 64 MB (GeForce 6200 or better),
2 GB HDD,