Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings
MaximusFeb 22, 2005One of the best games i ever played.
Nov 7, 2013This game, like a star wars sith, deals in absolutes. It has 2 modes, one of which is amazing, the other is abysmal.
The combat in this game, while seemingly wonky, is very, very cool. It's second only to the criminally overlooked Gladius in terms of Gladitorial Combat Games, and manages to mix smartness with 300-style gore. It's good stuff.
Too bad everything is thrown out of the window once you get to the stealth missions. Either you do exactly as the game tells you or you die in one hit. The ideas used here are nice, don't get me wrong, but it's sloppily thrown together and ultimately ruined the game for me.
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