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  • Summary: Featuring thousands of ruthless weapon combinations and a robust skill system, Spartacus Legends delivers a variety of tools for gamers to customize their gladiators and dismember their foes. Gamers will be able to fight as Spartacus, Crixus or one of their own created gladiators as they battle with friends offline or in online multiplayer to join the ranks on the worldwide leaderboards. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 20, 2013
    63
    Spartacus Legends is the kind of game that you keep because it’s fun and you play when everything else has been beat or has gotten old.
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    60
    That said, if you can ignore the multiplayer and prevent yourself from using gold unless it's absolutely necessary, Spartacus Legends is a satisfactory free-to-play fighter for what it is. Of course, that's a tall order when the game wants you to spend money on premium currency anywhere and everywhere.
  3. Aug 11, 2013
    60
    Spartacus Legends lacks the production values required to attain top billing, but its solid fighting mechanics and rewarding RPG elements ensure that it's worth a punt. With no entry price, there are definitely worse ways to spend your time than bathing in the blood of your enemies for the sake of fame and glory – just don't expect a spectacle fit for the emperor himself.
  4. You know what we like? Combat that isn't half bad and not having to pay for our games. So us and Spartacus Legends should have been a match made in heaven. Want to know what we do not like? Grinding. And there is plenty of it in this otherwise acceptable game. [September p.91]
  5. Aug 16, 2013
    50
    As a free-to-play experiment, it’s fairly successful. When you download Spartacus Legends you get the full package, not just a few morsels of gameplay, with the rest locked behind a pay-wall. In some ways this is one the game’s biggest strengths but it still fails to dispel a number of its other issues.
  6. God knows why you’d want to invest in this crap, however. A match consists of mashing triangle to overcome an uninspired selection of bland nobodies. Thumbs down, we say. [October 2013, p83]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Oct 14, 2013
    9
    i only got to play spartacus yesterday...and i honetly think that people gave this game a low score for nothing...the game is rather good, i enjoyd every moment of it...just like the series itself Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2013
    9
    i signed up just now because of the false advertisement of this game... i will be here ALOT more to critique new titles which deserve recognition and honest responses. Spartacus holds true to the series and with the rogue-like gameplay, brings the score to an easy 9.0
    Do yourselves a favor and don't pay mind to the angry children giving these low scores. sure, the game was buggy at first, but as a mature human being those bugs will obviously get patched as they have. such critics should be banned for scoring so low, especially when peoples careers are at stake.
    Try the game for yourself. ciao.
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  3. Jun 27, 2013
    9
    Not sure why this is getting bad reviews. This is a technical and rewarding gladiator experience and unless something drastically changes, this is definitely worth trying out. Expand
  4. Jul 20, 2013
    6
    Spartacus Legends is an interesting venture into the free to play territory. Where as most free to play games are MMO and FPS games, this is a fighting game. In this game you buy and manage gladiators as well as equipment like armor and weapons for them and fight in the arena (called Legends Mode) as well as in online battles. As you progress in the arena more challenging foes present themselves, but this is sometimes do to irritating difficulty spikes. Multiplayer battles are your average one-on-one affairs. The best part of this game is how it's not pay to win. Yes you can use real currency to buy gold to purchase items with, but this is more of a means to unlock things sooner. Everything you can buy with gold will be available later when you level up. So putting money into this may help make things easier but it wont guarantee victory. So managing your own gladiators (that can die) and making sure they're equipped with the best items is cool, but it brings out the games biggest flaw. The fights in the Legends mode feel like it comes down to equipment stats rather than genuine skill. This takes some fun out of the experience. The game can be fun at times, but frustrating difficulty spikes and technical issues like freezing bring the experience down. These issues, as well as a somewhat limited combo system, make the whole game lag behind other fighting games. Still, Spartacus Legends can still provide some fun, but the whole thing comes across as more of a disposable thrill. You'll play it a while when you're bored because it's free, but it will never replace those triple A fighting games that you've spent countless hours with, and will spend countless more. Expand
  5. Jun 27, 2013
    5
    So, Spartacus Legends is out. In many ways this is exactly the kind of game I've been waiting for; you own a Ludus (Gladiator School) and you buy and train gladiators to compete (online against other players) for glory and honor. Literally there couldn't be a better idea for an online multiplayer game. So someone took this GRAND idea and sh*t all over it.

    - Free-to-Play is the industry's new way to say "Golly gee, I hope we can convince idiot gamers to spend 150 dollars on a DLC pack that gives them 3000 gold!" I know this because this is HOW MUCH a 3k gold pack costs for Spartacus Legends. Notice the word 'hope' in that equation. They're not totally stupid; they know full well people will most likely elect NOT to spend 150 REAL dollars for 3000 digital gold coins to spend in a single video game so they chose to NOT give Spartacus Legends a decent budget to develop on.

    Spartacus Legends is a 5.5 at best. Many will call it far lower. It is, however, fun... if you can get past its horrid, terrible, almost sinful flaws. You can buy gladiators, train them, (although training is a loose term for 'fight computer opponents.') and then go online against other people's champions (through a broken match-making system that can actually lock your system up when your opponent decides to wuss out of a fight and disconnect after seeing your level compared to theirs) but you just cannot do any of these things to a satisfactory degree. Gameplay is primitive, which is actually the nicest thing I can say about it, and the damage models on the characters are always the same, just like Dragon Age: Origins. Just one missed opportunity after another. In all honesty the best way to describe this game is it looks like a port of a PS2 game.

    If you do decide to devote any time to this game you can have some fun, it's actually possible, but it will leave you with a sour taste in your mouth. This game was done WRONG. Free-to-Play is wrong. This is just another example of just why it's wrong.

    Spartacus Legends: 5.5
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  6. Jul 8, 2013
    3
    Pros: Based on the Starz tv show Spartacus a Gladiator game different classes to choose from with each one having their own customization...........Cons: Online lags, buggy issues, Gold coin charge (you have to pay real money to get a certain amount of coin and the price on the PSN store is so ridiculous) ,no sex with women, odd "information" messages during loading time that may scratch heads, visuals look pasty, can't play the actual people from the show, tutorial mode lack luster, no in-depth customization just the basic stuff, a "three strikes and your out" warning system (meaning if you leave abruptly on many occasions your gladiator that you work so hard on will be removed from the game forever), Spam attacks from enemy NPC and from the online player, no "perk shop" (meaning if you executed a particular gladiator you want that perk but you can't have it so you get rid of it where is the shop that sells these perks as a just in case...nope not in the game at all)

    Final Thoughts: there are just so many con's to this game that makes this one of the worst TV based video games to date
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  7. Sep 26, 2014
    0
    Si estas buscando un juego plagado de combates monótonos, con controles toscos, gráficos de la generación PS1 (incluyendo sangre y modelados de plastilina), modos de juego idénticos, un online terrible, y todo con una diversión nula (ah, y con una tienda donde te timan para conseguir moneditas doradas!), ya estás tardando en bajarte Spartacus Legends. Expand

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