• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Feb 8, 2005
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 52 Critic Reviews

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 96 Ratings

Summary: The year is 48 B.C. The grandeur of the Roman Empire has been tarnished by political corruption and society has been overrun by unruliness and violence. Julius Caesar advocates for drastic reform to rebuild the republic to its former glory, but is metwith opposition. Before changes could be implemented, the enlightened head of state is murdered. Consequently the horrific news finds its way on the battlefield and to the ears of one soldier, Agrippa, who rushes back to Rome only to be confronted withthe announcement that his father, Uesnius who was a close advisor to Caesar, is the accused murderer. Unfortunately, time is running out for Agrippa as his father is to be publicly executed by the winner of the next gladiatorial event. Together with the help of his best friend, Octavius, and a freed female gladiator named Claudia, Agrippa embarks on a mission to restore his family?s honor and uncover the truth concerning Caesar?s assassination. Shadow of Rome has been designed to allow players the opportunity to venture throughout the world of ancient Rome by flawlessly switching between Agrippa and Octavius, each of whom have their own area of expertise. Playing Agrippa lends itself more to action while Octavius is towards the more stealth and adventure elements of the game. To remain true to the Roman era, players will have to use objects in the environment and weapons of the day such as stones, slingshots, spears and swords in order to progress through the game. Also, situations will arise when Agrippa or Octavius will rely on nothing but their hands in order to combat those impeding his quest to absolve Uesnius. [Capcom]
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Rating: M
Developer: Capcom
Genre(s): Action Adventure, Historic
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Blood and Gore Intense Violence
Sound:Dolby Pro Logic II
Cast Credit
Roger Rose Sextus
Kris Zimmerman Voice Director
Daniel Riordan Vipsanius
Daniel Riordan Vipsanius
Heather Halley Iris
Nicole Balick Claudia
Pete Renaday Cicero
Yoshino Aoki Composer
Kota Suzuki Composer
Chris Cox Antonius
Michael Bell Caesar
Jack Angel Pansa
Scott Menville Octavionus
Jennifer Hale Chamain
Cam Clarke Marcus
Larry Cedar Maecenas
Moira Quirk Vipsania
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Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#38 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005