Coliseum PC

Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. It’s flawed and it’s buggy, and there just isn’t enough to do in the game to make it fun.
  2. Computer Games Magazine
    40
    The execution falls flat, and in the end Coliseum plays like a shell of a game. The biggest problem is that there isn't enough to do. [May 2004, p.69]
  3. Surprisingly dull and is lacking in both personality and depth...Sloppy, shallow, and ultimately forgettable, the game never lives up to its undeniably catchy concept.
  4. PC Gamer
    37
    This game got repetitious after about 15 minutes and downright treadmill-like within a half-hour. The emperor's verdict: Thumb down. [May 2004, p.71]
  5. Cheat Code Central
    30
    A text-based, gladiator management sim, Coliseum asks the question, "How long can you last?" The correct answer is: Long enough to get a real, wicked, #%*!-ing headache.
  6. 20
    Now most games with lousy gameplay mechanics such as this one will try to hide it underneath a veil of enthralling production values and seductive graphics that make love to your eyes and distract your brain from the pain. Not Coliseum.
  7. This game was state of the art… in 1983. Now it's just a waste of time and money. You’re better off dusting off the old 5.25 disks and playing one of them.

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