Shadow of Rome is a hack 'n slash/stealth hybrid that takes place in ancient Rome. The two main characters are Agrippa and Octavianus. Julius Caesar is assassinated and Agrippa's father, Vipsanius is named as the assassin. Agrippa joins up with Sextus' group of gladiators in order to join a tournament where he might be able to rescue his father. While Agrippa is busy with gladiator battles in the arena, his friend Octavianus sneaks around Rome in order to help investigate Caesar's murder.

The game switches between gladiatorial battles fought with Agrippa and sneaking missions that are accomplished with Octavianus. The combat in the game uses the Onimusha engine and has tons of action and violence. The game employs a SALVO system where players get extra points in gladiator battles depending on what players do in the arena. Gain SALVOS by attacking and killing your enemies then appeal to the crowd and the crowd will throw Agrippa extra weapons. The game has a few gladiator stages that are played while on a vehicle and the arenas are often fixed up in a room format where Agrippa must finish one area then move to the next. Agrippa will have to avoid some traps as well. The sneaking stages are mainly about sneaking quietly past guards and Octavianus can also use tools to knock out guards in order to get past them as well.

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Dec 3, 10 1:11pm
Half way through SoR! Awesome game! ShadowOfRome
Mar 29, 09 10:05am
i played this game over ane over! 1 of my top 5 ever! ShadowOfRome
Aug 9, 08 10:48am
i almost spazzed out when i kept dying ShadowOfRome
Timber Wolf
May 9, 05 6:15pm

Adorn yourself in your favorite armor, sharpen your weapon, and enter the arena to do...

Super Saiyan Goku
Mar 23, 05 7:45pm
added 16 new screenshots
Mar 14, 05 2:25pm

This game was excelent the fighting and slaying was realistic and thrilling. it was...

Feb 9, 05 12:43pm

Hey, Just like to brief you Roman Empire fanatics about Shadow of Rome. The game play...

Feb 5, 05 11:24pm
Smart Game, crap stealth though. ShadowOfRome
Dec 11, 04 6:38am
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Release Dates
  • North America: Feb 8, 2005
  • Europe: Feb 4, 2005
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