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Gladiators: Survival in Rome Beginners Guide and Tips

Become the greatest Gladiator before the eyes of the citizens of mighty Rome!

Developed by Colossi Games, Gladiators: Survival in Rome is an action RPG with survival game mechanics and city building touch inside it. The game is set in early Rome during the reign of Julius Caesar. Here is our Gladiators: Survival in Rome beginners guide with tips and tricks to give you a little guidance when playing the game.

Gameplay Overview

According to the game, you will be playing as someone who becomes a fugitive because he abandoned his post in Caesar’s army. Because you run away without all of your belonging, you will need to create your own things and weapons for defending yourself because there will be soldiers who will go after you. So, you will need to leave the city and you need to create your own city too.

As an action RPG game, Gladiators: Survival in Rome will allow you to fully control your character. You will be roaming around the area to search for things that will be supporting your survival while being cautious from soldiers that will attack you. This game will offer you many challenging areas to explore in order for you to collect certain materials that you will need for repairing and creating your equipment and your city.

Gladiators: Survival in Rome Beginners Guide: Tips and Tricks

1. Getting your first Equipment

At the start of the game, you will not have anything with you, not even a piece of clothing. The first thing you want to do when you started the game is to get your equipment. Getting equipment at the start of the game is both easy and hard.

first equipment Gladiators: Survival in Rome Beginners Guide
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The easy part is that you will get a free ax and a free pickaxe for you to get the materials you need, take note that even when you have both types of equipment, the axe and the pickaxe cannot become your weapon, you will still attack with your bare hands.

As for clothing and your weapon, you will need to fight the soldiers that attacking you, be careful with the fight because you will be fighting empty-handed against a group of armed soldiers. Once you are done defeating them, some of them will be surrounded with white light, the one with the light is a sign that you can loot their thing and equipment that they have. So, it means that the way for you to get your first weapon is by looting the defeated soldiers.

2. Gathering Materials

Part of this game is also a survival game. As you know, in most survival games the players will need to actively search for materials such as woods, stones, and foods to survive and maintain their weapons, Gladiators: Survival in Rome is no different, you will need to go out and search for the materials for yourself, you will need woods, stones, meats, and hide to maintain your equipment and survive in the game.

Gathering materials
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The ways of getting those materials are:

  • Woods: since you already have an axe as your free equipment, you can start chopping trees that you see along the way in your adventure. Chopping the tree will be done manually where you will need to tap the action button repeatedly. You can chop various sizes of trees, from big trees to small trees.
  • Stones: you will see big stones almost every time you walk around, with your pickaxe you can chipping the big stones into smaller one, once you are done chipping the stones, the small stones will automatically sent to your inventory. You can also chip the stones that blocking your way. Unlike woods, there are other way than chipping big stones, you can take a small stone from the ground, to do that you just need to go near the stone that you want to pick, then you press the hand symbol, your character will pick the stone from the ground, and it will be saved in your inventory.
  • Meat: the same with how you get stones, there are two ways to get meat in the game, the first is to hunt, you need to find an animal that you can attack, and you just need to attack it, the other way is to find enemy soldier’s camp, some of the camp will have meat hung in a piece of rope, you can take it and the meat will be saved in your inventory.
  • Hide: hide is the material you need in order to make leather. To get this, you will need to hunt an animal, not only the animal will give you meat, but it also gives you hide.

You might be confused or maybe you are too lazy to change equipment for every material-gathering activity, but no need to worry, because in the action button, if you come close to the material source, the equipment in that button will automatically change.

3. Equipment sustainability

Keep in mind that you cannot always use your equipment in a normal state, after some time of use, your equipment will be broken, which will make the efficiency of the equipment drop. To avoid that, you can repair your equipment in your village.

Equipment sustainability Gladiators: Survival in Rome Beginners Guide
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In case of your weapon, you will need to keep the spare weapon in your inventory, this will be helpful when you are attacked by soldiers but your weapon that you are using is broken, you can switch it with the spare one in your inventory and throw the broken one to save space in your inventory.

4. Start building your City

At the start of the game, you have nowhere to come back until you rescue one NPC, and that NPC will guide you to a village where you can build necessary things. This village is also will become your city, later on, so you need to start building something, and it will start with building those necessary things.

building your city
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Those necessary things are:

  • Storage: in case your inventory is full, and you have time to return to the village, you can split the items and equipment you have in your inventory to the storage or put them all in the storage.
  • Cooking pot: we assume you all know what this is for, this will be the place where you cook your meat from hunting.
  • Chopping spot: there are two wood producing facility, this is one of them. Chopping spot is the place for you to produce firewood and wedges.
  • Sawhorse: the other wood producing facility, sawhorse will help you produce flitch and billet.
  • Tent: you will need workers to operate these facilities one day, and it is obvious for you to provide place for those workers to live.

5. Hiring Workers

Hire workers Gladiators: Survival in Rome Beginners Guide
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Along the way, you might find people who are in trouble. You can help the people and you might hire them as workers when you are started building your city. Hiring workers will help you create items more efficiently, you also will save your own energy from producing the items.

Final Thoughts

Gladiators: Survival in Rome is a game that will give you an image of how a deserter lives and need to survive because of their treason to their ruler. This game also will give you struggle in almost every activity, you will be encountering soldiers that hunt you while you are going out for collecting materials.

The game is embracing the element of realistic play, unlike most RPGs that gather materials from defeating monsters and opening chests, this game will provide you with a more natural way to get your material. For you who like to control your character freely and do something like cutting down trees and chipping stones, this game is for you.

We have provided you with the necessary tips in our Gladiators: Survival in Rome Beginners Guide, the rest depends on you how to play it, you can build the city right away or you can loot items and equipment from your enemy soldiers, all you need to do is come into the game, build your own city, and prove to Julius Caesar that you are better at him!

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Eko setyawan

How to disassemble item??


Just use the disassembling workbench


I’m stuck at the story quest Goddess and the hog. Anyone else having trouble defeating the giant hog?


Lots of heals, kill smaller wolves first and flee. Heal up and go back.

Make sure to upgrade your sword and gear


Get 15 medium healing potions and 15 small healing potions. Equip them both and then go fight the hog. Try not to stand directly in front of the hog for too long or it will lower your health a lot. I used a level 5 sword and defeated the hog using these tips. Good luck!


How to build the bridge


How can i make the village center upgraded. I can not go through the gate. I must complète something

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