• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2005
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 53
  2. Negative: 7 out of 53

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  1. Richard
    Mar 6, 2006
    3
    This game really is shit, I have played alot of games like this before, but this game doesn't compare. The voices are crap its unrealistically quick and its button bashing for the fighting, no skill is involved at all. Hint, do not buy this game.
  2. IanH.
    Jan 10, 2006
    1
    Im with Tim, this is not a great game. Alright, but the 1 is to bring this ridiculous rating down. Far too hard in places, really takes away from the hack-and-slash mentality. Not a worth buy, no reply value. Fun for the first time only.
  3. TimH.
    Jan 1, 2006
    2
    A bit low I know - but have to bring the ridiculous average rating down. This is NOT a great game. It's fun in places, overhard quite often, and gets repetitive very quickly. And don't be fooled by the subtitle - there's NO strategy involved! A rental at best.
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. The problem with the game, though, is being the only soldier in an army of thousands who's able to do the most basic things - open doors, light fuses, fire arrows. It gets old extremely fast. [Nov 2005, p.76]
  2. The boss fights are frustrating to the point of idiocy, and are made worse by the annoying checkpoint system... It sure beats the hell out of another "Dynasty Warriors" retreat, though. [Oct 2005, p.119]
  3. It only betrays itself completely once – in a dismally conventional boss battle around halfway through – though at times Spartan threatens to become routine, it never does, thanks to its strong character, handsome looks and sheer, irrepressible verve. [Nov 2005, p.96]