Story of a Gladiator is a new game from Brain Seal Limited. It’s a very simple premise of a basic action game about killing everything in sight. The question is, will you reign supreme or end up in a shallow grave?
The core idea is simple, stab anything standing opposite you in the arena. Story of a Gladiator has three different arenas on offer, with a total of 36 battles to take on. The fights take place across locales in Greece, Carthage or Egypt. There’s even a handful of bosses to deal with if you’re looking for extra challenge in proving your mettle. As you brawl your way up the ranks, you will unlock a variety of rewards.
Combatants gain powerful new skills to take down opponents with ruthless efficiency. Story of a Gladiator also has plenty of different weapon types too. The ravenous crowds may even reward competent gladiators with special boons during combat if they win the horde’s favor. If appealing to humanity isn’t your thing, the very gods themselves may even grant you some power.
There’s several different game modes as well, in case the hacking and slashing of the base mode gets a bit too easy. There’s 80 enemies in all that are human, and another 20 that are some very hungry beasts. But if slaughtering all that still sounds too comfy, the best of the best can take on a special rogue-like mode where the stakes are much higher.
The game is out now for various platforms. You can take the brawl to the bloody sands on Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC. Check out the trailer for the game down below.
Here’s how the developers describe it:
Story of a Gladiator is an arena beat ’em up where you take the role of a man who is in search of his destiny, only to find it in the sands of the colosseum. You are a common man who has lost everything in the wars with the roman empire. Your family is dead, your friends are dead, your house has been burned down and your land is now under roman rule. Despite such misfortune you have managed to escape slavery or worse… you spend much of your time in the streets of Rome looking for some sort of meaning in your life and wondering why the gods have spared you. One-day fate finally reveals itself, are you ready to accept it?