Set in ancient Rome, your character has been chosen by the gods to fight anyone who gets in your way to win back the throne of the Roman Empire that was stolen from the people.
Even then, its impossible to miss a jump, thus taking some fun out of the game. As you go along on your journey, you will come across challenges which will unlock special features like new items that can be found, or the most useful, yet most frustrating one: the fight gauge. The more unique strings of attacks you do, the more the fight gauge goes up, as does the power of your attacks. But the developers also decided to put a field of multicolored nonsense rotating around your character when his fight gauge is built up. This is very frustrating, especially in heavy combat, because it makes it VERY hard to see your character and the enemies very close to you.
Overall, the way it plays is lot like a Gauntlet rip-off, except for one major thing: Gladiator is only ONE Player! This game would have been a LOT more fun if they would have added the ability to play with friends. The only other major problem this game has is lack of a difficulty setting. Experts in hack and slash fighting games will find this game very easy.
The only control you have over the camera is zooming in and out, thats it. One would figure that since theres no control over the camera, it would stay the same most of the time right? Nope, youre not that lucky. The camera is always changing; making the game feel like a Hollywood movie, but really affecting your game play.
When listening, it makes you feel like youre watching Julius Caesar because it sounds like it should. Environmental sounds are pretty good too. The sound of wind rustling the grass, and the waves crashing against the beach all sound very good.
Looks like the new generation consoles arent the only ones getting an improved version of a last-gen GTA game, as the biggest, most critically acclaimed GTA game of the PS2-Xbox era is getting an HD port on Xbox 360, complete with achievements!