Spartan: Total Warrior

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Spartan: Total Warrior
Cover Spartan Total Warrior.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: D
ESRB rating: M (Blood, Violence)
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-53393 & SLUS-21212 & SLES-53396
Japanese: SLPM-66444
German: SLES-53393
French: SLES-53393
Spanish: SLES-53393
Italian: SLES-53393
Czech: SLES-53396
Polish: SLES-53396
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21212
Release date: October 25, 2005
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-53393
SLES-53396 (Poland, Czech Republic)
SLED-53732 (Demo)
Release date: October 7, 2005
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPM-66444
Release date: August 31, 2006
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Creative Assembly
Publisher(s): Sega
Genre: Action, Adventure
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic74/100
Game description: You can battle hundreds of ancient warriors, both historical and mythical, in Spartan: Total Warrior. As "The Spartan" you can upgrade your weapons and armor and gain the favor of the gods as you fight through epic battles against units ranging from Roman soldiers to skeleton warriors. Levels feature a variety of objectives, such as escorting, capturing, destruction, discovery, and survival.
The plot revolves around a Spartan warrior, secretly guided by the god Ares, as he fights alongside his Greek allies against the invading Roman Empire. While the Total War series traditionally focuses upon real historical scenarios, the plot of Spartan: Total Warrior is completely fictional, involves figures from both Greek and Roman mythology, and features many ahistorical elements (most obviously, the Roman Empire and the Spartan state did not exist at the same time in history). It is also the only installment in the series thus far to have been released for the console market rather than for PCs.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U/PAL ?
  • Core i7 2600k @ 4.80GHz
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 570 OC x2
0.9.9 GSDX r5100 0.1.16
  • SPU2-X r5025 2.0.0
  • LilyPad r4959 0.11.0
BIOS: 01.60, Fully Playable 60/60 FPS on HW & SW mode. Does increase stability (FPS) when setting "Extra rendering threads" to 3 or 4. For "SW mode" (Recommended for Quad Core CPU's) MozzaGamer
PAL Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.1.svn5807 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Europe v01.70(27/02/2003) Complete, Game working fine,very light game for any cpu/gpu,perfect.
NTSC-U Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3.svn5932 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), No bugs.


Trivia

  • Original names: スパルタン 〜古代ギリシャ英雄伝〜 (SLPM-66444)
  • Also known as Spartan: Kodai Greece Eiyuuden (JP)


Known Issues

Blur in HW mode

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Playing this in "HW" mode causes serious blur to the game. This issue only affects the NTSC USA version. The PAL edition has none of this issue. Problem seems to be related to defect post-processing effect rendering in HW mode.
  • Workaround: Playing in "SW" mode does fixes this problem. Heavy on resources though.

Menu and HUD items invisible

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: In the PAL version all the menu items and in-game HUD are invisible in hardware mode if you select 60Hz option.
  • Workaround: Works in software mode. Works with 50Hz refresh rate in "HW" mode.

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