Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance

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Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance
Gladiator Sword of Vengeance Cover.png
Developer(s) Acclaim Studios Manchester
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment (Original)
Throwback Entertainment (Re-release)
Distributor(s) Throwback Entertainment
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Xbox
Windows
Release
  • NA: November 5, 2003
  • NA: November 18, 2003 (PC)
  • EU: November 28, 2003 (PS2)
  • EU: December 5, 2003
Genre(s) Hack and slash
Mode(s) Single-player

Gladiator: Sword Of Vengeance is a hack and slash video game developed by Acclaim Studios Manchester and published by Acclaim Entertainment. The game was released for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC in 2003. A Nintendo GameCube version was cancelled.[1] During development, the game was titled "I Gladiator".[2] Throwback Entertainment acquired the rights to several of Acclaim's properties in 2006, including Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance.[3]

On May 6, 2015, during Microsoft's IGNITE conference, it was announced that Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance would be made available on Xbox One and the Windows and Windows Phone stores later in 2015.[4] The game was eventually re-released on the Windows Store on December 20, 2016 for Windows 10, and iOS 10 Stickers for iMessage were released on the App Store on December 9, 2016.

On February 1, 2017, Throwback Entertainment brought Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance to the Steam store. Integrated achievements, badges, and cloud save support were added as special features, which is a unique feature set for a ported title.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2 Xbox
EGM N/A 4.83/10[5] 4.83/10[5]
Game Informer N/A 5.75/10[6] 5.75/10[7]
GamePro N/A N/A 2/5 stars[8]
GameSpot 7.1/10[9] 7.1/10[10] 7.1/10[10]
GameSpy N/A 3/5 stars[11] 3/5 stars[12]
GameZone N/A N/A 7/10[13]
IGN 8/10[14] 8/10[15] 8/10[15]
OPM (US) N/A 2/5 stars[16] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A 6.9/10[17]
PC Gamer (US) 62%[18] N/A N/A
Maxim 8/10[19] 8/10[19] 8/10[19]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 69/100[20] 65/100[21] 65/100[22]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[20][21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN staff (May 15, 2003). "E3 2003: Gladiator Leaves Cube". IGN. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ IGN staff (March 14, 2003). "I Gladiator, New Name". IGN. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (July 7, 2006). "Throwback picks up Acclaim properties". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Throwback Entertainment Unleashes 'Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance' on the World of Windows". Throwback Entertainment. May 6, 2015. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b EGM staff (January 2004). "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance (PS2, Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (174): 108. 
  6. ^ "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance (PS2)". Game Informer (127): 144. November 2003. 
  7. ^ Reiner, Andrew (November 2003). "Gladiator Sword of Vengeance (Xbox)". Game Informer (127): 168. Archived from the original on January 31, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ Pong Sifu (November 5, 2003). "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  9. ^ Navarro, Alex (December 22, 2003). "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance Review (PC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Navarro, Alex (November 1, 2003). "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance Review (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  11. ^ Meston, Zach (November 7, 2003). "GameSpy: Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance (PS2)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on November 2, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ Meston, Zach (November 9, 2003). "GameSpy: Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 25, 2005. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  13. ^ Lafferty, Michael (October 24, 2003). "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance Review - Xbox". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  14. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (November 18, 2003). "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  15. ^ a b Dunham, Jeremy (November 3, 2003). "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance (PS2, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 162. December 2003. 
  17. ^ "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance". Official Xbox Magazine: 92. December 2003. 
  18. ^ Klett, Steve (April 2004). "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance". PC Gamer: 82. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b c Steinberg, Scott (October 17, 2003). "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance". Maxim. Archived from the original on December 16, 2003. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  21. ^ a b "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  22. ^ a b "Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 

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