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  • Summary: While Creative Assembly's "Total War" games emphasized the player as commander (the General), Spartan: Total Warrior puts the player in control of a heroic warrior. Spartan: Total Warrior engulfs the player into the midst of titanic clashes between mighty armies, blending mythical beasts and legendary monsters into the fray. Brutal combat meets epic warfare on the battlefields of the ancient world as you fight for your life, your freedom and your honor. Take up arms against the ruthless Roman Empire and fight alongside loyal allies as your skill at combat and your mastery of the art of war allows you to single-handedly turn the tide of epic battles. Wade into the thick of battle with intense combat featuring a wide range of moves, multiple melee & missile weapons, combos, spectacular special moves, finishing moves, blocks, shield charges and evasive manoeuvres. From arid wastelands to full scale cities, through dungeons to rugged mountains, and finally to the ultimate showdown in the Imperial Coliseum in Rome, the titles environments are massive. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Mythological hack and slash epic. [Jan 2007, p.106]
  2. A very good beat 'em up adventure with hundreds of simultaneous enemies. Too bad the awful Athens-level is a major pain in the backside. [Oct 2005]
  3. Aside from the odd mood breaker, somewhat sluggish load times between menus, and occasional repetitive gameplay, Spartan: Total Warrior manages to bridge the familiar RTS brand to the console world through its silky-smooth framerate, very respectable visuals, and deviously violent gameplay.
  4. With its simple gameplay and involving story, Spartan: Total Warrior is a perfect blend of strategy game and hack’n’slash romp.
  5. We weren’t particularly bothered that we had to wait while our health/power gauge increased slowly, but what we didn’t like was the fact that Spartan couldn’t protect himself at all when praying at the statues.
  6. If "God Of War" never happened, Spartan: Total Warrior would have been a great example of a simple, gratuitous action game. As it is, it’s merely a good one. [Nov 2005, p.124]
  7. 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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    This game is by far the best game that came ever out on the ps2, lots of actions and challenging missions, THEY NEED TO DO A REMAKE FOR PS4 !! Creative Assembly !! Expand
  2. efeb.
    Jul 3, 2006
    At points it seems like there are ants crawling on your tv screen and it makes you dizzy, and other times you just wanna play till you die because its just fun. this is kind of either love or hate game, because its core value being simply addictive, and if you don't become and addict in the first hour of play...there is little hope you are gonna continue. i presume older gamers who were alive and well back in the 1980's love this more than the younger generation; because spartan kind of feels like a coin-op shoot em up. quick trigger finger more than brains is needed...and no im not putting the game down, just the opposite...this thing is FUN. thats what games should be, total immersion and insane amount of things to do. Expand
  3. JohnC.
    Aug 17, 2005
    I like how ur able to control 1 guy instead of the entire army but the rest of the army is still their controlled by the game itself. Its nothing like the PC series. Expand
  4. D.Kay
    Nov 29, 2009
    This is by far one of the best examples of a hack-and-slash that requires you to use your brain and not just button mash. People may complain about it being too hard or that there is no strategy element. Well, true, the game may be challenging, but it that not what makes a game? And if it's too hard, lower the difficulty rating. At first glance, yes, this may appear as yet another hack-and-slash game, but if you play through it and use all of the options at your disposal during combat, you'll discover that there actually is a tactical side to battles and not just button spamming. Expand
  5. MJR
    Apr 29, 2011
    I loved this game. I spent hours playing it simply because it was fun. Is it the greatest game ever? No, not even close. But that doesn't matter because it plays well and is a lot of fun. It takes away the constant grind of just hacking and slashing by giving a huge variety of weapons and special powers without being overwhelming and it has good objectives which are fun to accomplish. Speaking of which I think I'm going to go and set it up right now. Expand
  6. AnthonyC.
    Oct 9, 2005
    This game is really good for people who like alot of blood in there games this is the one its a non stop action game its a must have.
  7. IanH.
    Jan 10, 2006
    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. Expand

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