Spartan: Total Warrior - PlayStation 2
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- Lead epic and cinematic battles as a fighter known only as The Spartan
- Presents more than 160 detailed warriors simultaneously engaged in pitched combat
- Players can acquire new, more powerful weapons and armor, and earn favor and powers from the gods
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- Epic battles: hundreds of on-screen combatants fight simultaneously.
- Beautiful cinematic environments: a wide variety of sweeping vistas, weapons, and foes push the power of the console.
- A wide variety of characters: encounter Roman soldiers, skeleton armies, and classic mythological creatures.
- Power moves: unleash spectacular power moves and acquire incredible new weapons and armor and earn favor and powers from the gods.
- Varying mission structure: multiple objectives including escorting, capturing, destruction, discovery, and survival, keep the gameplay fresh.
- Arena mode: experience pure combat action with friends.
Top Customer Reviews
Overall, this game was worth buying. It wasn't nearly as I expected however. I expected it to be somewhat like Koei's Dynasty Warriors series, which I was once a fan of. It was, though instead of slaughtering thousands of Chinese peasants, you're slaughtering weakly-equipped Roman legionarries (excuse my spelling) as well as Thracian axemen and skeletal warriors, plus many other less-encountered units. The game is essentially the same, except allied soldiers actually attack and you can't downright mindlessly slaughter. Creative Assembly has, of course, thrown in their own variations, which manage to make the game seem original enough.
The gameplay itself varies considerably from level to level, though the purpose is essentially repeated: destroy all enemies, destroy strategic locations, escort special units, etcetera. Even so, this repeated action is replayable, and I find myself playing a level over twice or thrice. It is laced with anachronism, and other parts that may cause Greek historians to chuckle. Such as the classic phrase, 'Return with your shield, or upon it'. Crassus is the leader of the leader of the subjugation of Greece, though they say this is under the rule of Tiberius, which, unless I'm mistaken, was the adopted son of Agustus, a few generations after Crassus. They also have several refferences for the help of the gods, who wouldn't care less if a militarily-oriented Greek city-state fell to an aspiring empire. They also grossly misrepresent the ruins of Troy, but these are all minor issues in the game.Read more ›
One might think that this game is merely a hack-and-slash, but there is more depth to the controls and story than a typical game of that genre. Instead of smashing one or two buttons to attack enemies or press switches, there are many combinations of buttons one can push in order to attack one foe, or many. Moving the spartan is done with the left stick and the camera with the right. There is actually a bit of strategy in this game. You can't just run around hacking enemies, they will block. At times The Spartan will have to kick a foe to make him lose the grip on hi shield for a second, giving you the chance to attack with the sword. Strategy is essential if you want to live in this game. I haven't noticed many problems with the camera, it is easily controlled and rarely positions itself at an odd angle. The Spartan can attack a single foe, do a swinging attack to hit several enemies while also clearing the area in front of him, fire a bow and arrow along with some special attacks. One of these special attacks is a rage attack. As The Spartan hits enemies he builds up rage, when the rage meter is about three quarters full, he can do a rage attack. This is done by holding R1 and pushing one of the attack buttons. During a rage attack the game will go into a short slo-mo mode and The Spartan will perform an extra violent attack which usually results in decapitations. The rage attack can also be used with the bow to shoot many arrows very quickly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This arrived in great condition with box, art, and manual. Thank you for this excellent game!Published 18 days ago by Steven
I had this game on the XBox, I wish I would've kept it...the prices for new copies are way the hell too high. Read morePublished 4 months ago by GamerGirl19
Game was delivered damaged :(
The game itself is good for a PS2 game however its been years since I've played it and do not know how it would compare to expectations of games... Read more