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  • Summary: You can battle hundreds of ancient warriors, both historical and mythical, in Spartan: Total Warrior. As "The Spartan" you can upgrade your weapons and armor and gain the favor of the gods as you fight through epic battles against units ranging from Roman soldiers to skeleton warriors. Levels feature a variety of objectives, such as escorting, capturing, destruction, discovery, and survival. Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Spartan Total Warrior doesn't remind me of anything before it, which is extremely rare. [Nov p.70]
  2. Repetitive, sure, but when the combat is in big 'n' bold mode, it's fun and unique enough that you don't really care that you've just killed "guy with shield" # 4728. 'Tis an epic ode to chaos and confusion. [Dec 2005, p.102]
  3. A different take on the action genre and it succeeds in bringing a chaotic, evolving level-by-level button-masher to glory in a very graphically compelling way.
  4. 75
    It isn't a deep game but should keep most gamers immersed while they play.
  5. 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]
  6. It doesn't really bring a lot of new ideas to the third-person action game genre but the period of history it depicts is interesting and the decision to incorporate mythological elements was a good one.
  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: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6