Action Adventure RPG
Gladiators: Survival in Rome takes you back to the ancient Roman Empire. In this survival-adventure ARPG, you take on the role of a fugitive that deserted his post in Julius Caesar’s army.
After running away, you ended up in the wilderness with nothing. It is up to you to survive all by yourself. You will roam about your surroundings, looking for supplies like food, clothing, and building materials.
Along the way, you will also cross paths with savage soldiers looting people’s villas. Be prepared to stand up to the barbarians and rescue innocent villagers from being shipped into slavery.
A vast open game world awaits your discovery. Make sure to explore it on PC. All you have to do is follow the steps shared in this post on how to install the game.
City-Building & Crafting Missions
At the start of the game, your first task is to rescue an NPC that will lead you to a village where you can settle down and build a camp. Although you only have a fireplace, cooking pot, hunting cabin, and workbench to start with, you will gradually turn your dwelling into a thriving village.
There are many structures to put up. For instance, your villagers will need tents for shelter. You will have a chopping spot for cutting firewood, a sawhorse where you saw wood, a lumberjack station, and a porter’s wheel to make clay products, among other structures.
Besides generating resources, the structures you build will also allow you to craft different items.
Keep in mind, though, that building or crafting anything requires resources. For example, if asked to build a cart or bridge, expect to chop down some trees. If it is a pickax you need, you will pick up stones or mine them from rock boulders. To make a tent, you will need animal hide and wood.
The game always lets you know the materials you require to make or build anything. Usually, the blueprint specifies how many copies of the same resources you must gather to construct or craft an item.
Not everything will be available to craft or build in the beginning. New structures and gear will unlock as you make progress in the game.
Fight for Survival
Another activity you will take part in often when playing Gladiators: Survival in Rome is combat. Players get treated to a hack ‘n slay experience where enemies can pop up from nowhere.
At first, you only have your bare fists to fight foes. However, you can loot the corpses of bandits you have slain to get health potions, weapons, and other valuables.
Tips & Tricks for Playing Gladiators Survival in Rome on PC
• Finish Other Quests
There are different kinds of missions to complete in Gladiators: Survival in Rome. Firstly, you can play the story quests. These help you discover more about the characters in the game and the lore of the land.
Secondly, there are village quests, which are mostly related to improving and upgrading the structures in your camp. Thirdly, the game features side quests, world quests, and journey quests, which have nothing to do with your progression in the main story. Instead, these extra missions allow you to rake in more rewards.
Make sure to play all of the quests instead of focusing too much on one game mode. You will be able to see the missions on a scroll that appears on the left side of your screen. Once you launch a quest, a navigation arrow will always point where to go until you reach the target destination.
• Manage and Maximize Energy
Another feature of this game is that it has an energy system. Whether building, gathering resources, or fighting enemies, your character exerts himself in almost every activity.
If your stamina runs out, you will have to wait for it to replenish. However, there are a few tricks to rejuvenate instantly and avoid progression from coming to a halt.
For starters, feeding gives you an instant energy boost. You can catch rabbits or other animals and roast their meat or gather mushrooms to prepare some soup. Cooked food grants you high energy than things that you can eat raw.
Alternatively, stream short video ads and earn 20 energy units for each clip you play. The only disadvantage about this option is that the limit of using it is 5-times per day.
There is also a puzzle mini-game that you can play once daily by clicking on the dice icon close to your village entrance. It is a simple puzzle challenge where you combine dishes on a board. The number of matches you make until there are no moves left determine the amount of energy you will get.
Lastly, leveling up also replenishes both your energy and health. So, if you are close to reaching a new level, it would be wise to keep playing before you exit the game.
• Assign Tasks to Villagers
As you traverse the vast world of Gladiators: Survival in Rome, you will stumble upon exclamation marks. Usually, this indicates that the highlighted section could have a treasure chest and other valuable items or survivors who need rescuing.
The people you save follow you back to your village. You can assign them to various buildings.
Despite being time-consuming, delegating tasks to other villagers saves energy. However, you have to build huts for your survivors to recruit them.
• Upgrade & Repair Gear
Every piece of equipment in this game wears out as you use it. As gear loses durability, it becomes less effective. For instance, your ax could break after some time. That means you would need more strikes to complete a simple task like breaking down a boulder or chopping down a tree. As a result, this will force you to expend more energy.
The good news, though, is that you can repair your gear. The process only consumes energy for basic tools, but you will require materials to fix those of a higher level.
It is essential to repair your gear before going out on an adventure, especially when planning to travel to a distant area. The repair table is inside your camp. So, a weapon or piece of armor breaking down when you are away from the village puts your character at risk, considering that enemies spawn randomly without warning.
On the other hand, upgrading equipment allows you to level up your tools. You can do this freely even when not in your village as long as you have enough gold. Once you upgrade gear, it becomes more efficient and makes your life easier.
• Keep Spare Tools & Expand Your Storage
When playing Gladiators: Survival in Rome, you should always prepare for the worst. With that in mind, have a spare tool with you just in case one breaks down, especially when you are far away from the repairing station.
Keep in mind, though, that you have limited space in your bag. For example, the backpack can only keep 8-items by default, and despite that similar items stack up, there is a limit of 20 copies per slot.
Ultimately, it is vital to use whatever storage you have wisely and exhaust all methods available to expand it.
By spending gems, you can boost the backpack to having 4 more inventory slots. You can enhance the bag only twice. The next upgrade will cost more gems, which are a premium currency.
For tools you do not require outside the village, keep them in the storage box near the entrance. Upgrading it will offer extra free space, but this requires setting up more structure.
• Manage Your Inventory
Besides creating more space, managing your inventory is just as important. With that said, only carry what you need. For instance, if traveling over a long distance and you expect to come across random enemies, make sure to have some energy sources, health potions, weapons, and tools in your bag.
You can switch items based on the task at hand. However, remember to leave room for both raw materials and crafted items.
Some items are only good for one mission. Therefore, get rid of what you no longer need or dismantle it after building the structure that disposes of unwanted gear in exchange for materials.
• Evade Enemies
Finally, we end this Gladiators: Survival in Rome beginners guide with some tips to aid you in combat. During battles, your character takes damage when struck by enemies. You want to avoid dying because this strips you of all your items in the inventory except for gear and items you have saved.
While you can always go back to the area where you got defeated to loot any bodies of fallen foes that you manage to slay, this can be difficult if it is a spawning ground for enemies.
You can also lessen the damage to your health by always going after the ranged fighters first. Since they attack from a distance, they inflict harm even without getting close to you.
If outmatched, you can always run and live to fight another day. Some enemies can chase you relentlessly, but they will not be able to go past border areas, usually indicated by bright light, which trigger loading screens to other parts on the game map.