• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 25, 2005
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 104 Ratings

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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 andWhile 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Play Magazine
    90
    Spartan Total Warrior doesn't remind me of anything before it, which is extremely rare. [Nov p.70]
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    88
    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. Creative Assembly's first console effort is a satisfying, action-filled hack-and-slash.
  5. 74
    An accomplished and well-crafted battle-axe wielding warrior of a game. Just don't expect anything classic, historically speaking.
  6. Edge Magazine
    70
    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]
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    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: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Mar 18, 2014
    10
    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 !!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. Jun 1, 2021
    10
    Just overall one of the best games I have ever played. Starts off easy and then really starts to challenge you the further you progress.Just overall one of the best games I have ever played. Starts off easy and then really starts to challenge you the further you progress. Strategy is required once your about half way in or you will just die all the time Expand
  3. JohnC.
    Aug 17, 2005
    10
    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 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. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    Uno de los mejores juegos de la Playstation 2, Siempre había deseado un Total War individualiza y para consola y aquí está. Ojalá hicieran masUno de los mejores juegos de la Playstation 2, Siempre había deseado un Total War individualiza y para consola y aquí está. Ojalá hicieran mas juegos así Expand
  5. TariqW.
    Oct 25, 2005
    9
    Just don't listen to the critics. Buy this game even if you didn't like Dynasty Warriors or GOW!
  6. AnthonyC.
    Oct 9, 2005
    8
    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
    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 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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#41 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
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#30 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005