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on 13 November 2012
This game is brilliant and came with the original case, instruction booklet and in great condition. The game itself is amazing and good to play.
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There is a storyline to this game but who cares about that? Playing as Agrippa you get to fight hundreds of opponents in various arenas across the empire. There are different types of battles such as the basic Elimination (massacre) through to Beast Hunts, Team Battles, Sieges and the Boss Battles. At the Circus Maximus Agrippa competes in chariot races. As each battle is completed it appears in the Battle Selection menu which enables the player to go back and improve their rankings.

Agrippa's human opponents are varied and range from agile dwarves to lumbering giants. There are some very nimble female opponents as well. The bestiary includes tigers, vultures and even elephants. The weapons are many and varied. One-handed weapons include the basic gladius, mace and scimitar and even severed arms and heads can be used as weapons. The best weapons are of the two-handed variety such as the Halberd which can lift opponents into the air. The Maul can be swung over-head to smash opponents into the ground. The best overall weapon is the Magnus. This massive two-handed sword enables Agrippa to enter a relentless sliceing frenzy. All weapons, regardless of size, can be thrown at opponents.

During combat in the arenas Agrippa performs salvos. A salvo is a special move and/or combination of moves used with a specific weapon or item. There are 192 in total. A few of my favourites are "Head Trauma" which is achieved by bringing the Magnus down on an opponent's head. "Tornado Maximus" is achieved by spinning the Halberd. "Juicy Tomato" is achieved by smashing an opponent's head into a pulp. "Urine Trouble" is achieved by making an opponent wet themselves.

The gameplay as Agrippa is great. The gameplay as Octavianus is not. Playing as this character involves sneaking around buildings and gardens collecting fortune coins while avoiding detection from guards. The graphics on the PS2 are quite good, although not as good as GOW2 obviously. If the game had focused entirely on Agrippa and given the player more action in the arenas I would have given it 5 stars. Considering the action sections of the game and its budget price I would still recommend it highly.
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on 15 March 2016
SHADOW OF ROME THE EVIL WITHIN
PLAY IT THE GAME IS IN YOUR MIND
I MEAN IT'S ACE.
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on 23 November 2005
well worth buying/renting/borrowing have played it 4 some serious amount of time also it is a gruesome slice/chop/gore/.
story line,good long game,tigers,vultures,elephant,and when in arenas fighting all 4 all,on occaisions,also dismembering heads arms torso,s its cool ... stuck at mo on a boss,in one of the final battles!! chariot fighting/raceing..
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on 24 March 2005
this game is amazing the graphics the gore the way you fight and even the sneeking around is fun. as agrippa you get to do all the hardcore dirty work of savagley killing your enemy's. as octaviunus you do all the sneeking around which is suprisingley fun and amusing. when your agrippa you can kill your enemys how ever you want. this game also has a great plot and is so fun. GET THIS GAME NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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on 24 June 2016
kill everything
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on 5 July 2016
a good game
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on 30 July 2005
Being a bit of an immature adult, first thing to mention is. You can use a scimitar to cut ppls arms off and then clobber another opponents with it. How cool, if no queasy, is that? The main story is quite intriguing although not at all original - in one gladiatorial show, Agrippa addresses the crowd going "R u satisfied?", word for word what Mr Crowe says in Gladiator.
The "Stealth" part of the game has nothing on MGS but come on. It is certainly no pushover and can be irksome but it is still fun. I honestly cannot find any faults with this game apart from it lack orginality but hey, you will never get tired of this game.
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on 16 March 2007
If you like blocky, improbably muscled characters, cartoon gore and Repetitive Strain Injury inducing button bashing then this is the game for you. Not being one who enjoys spending hours repeatedly racking up fight combos, I found it boring and frustrating.

The voice acting is appalling; imagine the worst thespian you can think of boredly reading a script straight off the page, dying to get it over with so he can pick up the cheque and you'll be close.

Some of the stealth bits are good (if a little limited and linear) but not enough to save the game.
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on 17 June 2015
Brilliant
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