Spartan: Total Warrior

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseOct 7, 2005
PublisherActivision, Sega
DeveloperCreative Assembly
Platform(s)GameCube, PS2, Xbox
GenreAction-adventure; role-playing game; hack and slash; hero-based
SettingAncient Greece (Sparta, Athens), Troy and Rome during the conquering of the Roman Empire (300 BCE)
Notable charactersBEmperor Tiberius, Leonidas, Castor, Pollux, Ares, Crassus, Talos, Medusa, Beowulf, Sejanus, Hydra, Archimedes, Ladon, Minotaur


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Additional keywords

myth, heroes, gods

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