Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance

Alternative title(s)
Antiquity gameCAG
ReleaseNov 5, 2003
PublisherAcclaim Entertainment
DeveloperAcclaim Studios Manchester
Platform(s)PS2, Windows, Xbox
GenreAction-adventure; hack and slash; role-playing game; hero-based
SettingRoman Empire after the death of Emperor Trajan; Elysium
Notable charactersBRomulus, Remus, Phobos, Deimos

This game was re-released on Dec 20, 2016 on Windows Store. The re-release was published by Throwback Entertainment.


Clare, R. (2018). ‘Ancient Greece and Rome in Videogames: Representation, Player Processes, and Transmedial Connections’. Doctoral Thesis.

Lowe, D. (2009). ‘Playing with Antiquity: Videogame Receptions of the Classical World’ in D. Lowe & K. Shahabudin (eds.), Classics for All: Reworking Antiquity in Mass Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 64-90.

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