Spartan: Total Warrior GameCube

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
Buy On
  1. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    Combined with the recent God of War, a pattern seems to be developing: the gifts Ares bestows come at the cost of a clad torso. [Dec p.88]

Awards & Rankings

#43 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 3, 2017
    8
    A game that's not really that known, but definitely a really fun and challenging. Awesome missions and cool bosses in this. Not much to sayA game that's not really that known, but definitely a really fun and challenging. Awesome missions and cool bosses in this. Not much to say besides "You have failed me Spartan." Full Review »
  2. Dec 23, 2010
    10
    I played this game, out-of-the-box on hard. And i got stuck a few places because of the difficulty, but by the time I was finished with it, II played this game, out-of-the-box on hard. And i got stuck a few places because of the difficulty, but by the time I was finished with it, I thought it was the most underrated game of all time. This game turned out to be so good, that when I later tried God of War, it was hard to get into it, because it reminded me so much of spartan. But it wasn't the spartan sequel that i was longing for. anyway, great fun. I can't say this game would've been as much fun on normal or easy- but playing it on hard is the way to go: 10/10. Full Review »
  3. RyanM.
    Mar 10, 2006
    7
    Spartan: Total Warrior can be summed up in simply one word...meh. But that wouldnt be a review, and Spartan is worthy of atleast a rent and a Spartan: Total Warrior can be summed up in simply one word...meh. But that wouldnt be a review, and Spartan is worthy of atleast a rent and a single playthrough. To start off, the game is reasonably long, and sporting flashly gorgeous graphics for the Gamecube. The game has widescale battles, and the swarms of enemies you mow over can become extremely entertaining...for an hour. See, that little devil known as tedium clicks in, and you soon realize your doing the same thing over and over. The game is good though, with presentation rivalling those of other big titles, and it is not a bad entry in the total Rome series. yet, the game is simply too repetitive too be granted a purchase at the moment. the game does not fail, and its fun in brief plays, but overall the experience is left unfullfilled. verdict? Its a gorgeous game with top notch production values, but falls short when presented with "top-notch" gameplay. Full Review »