Swords and Sandals 2 is a unique roleplaying and strategy game that puts you in control of a professional gladiator. When the game beings you are slave, and as you progress you become a free man, so that you can buy upgrades form the various shops in your village. At the end of every match you are given a certain amount of gold which you can use to buy upgrades. The gameplay itself occurs on a step-by-step basis, in which you get to choose a single move that completes the sequence between you and your opponent. The moves are categorized in attacks and basic movements. At the beginning of each fight you will need to approach your enemy strategically.

Once you are face to face with your enemy you can then select from a variety of attacks including anything from basic stabs to poisoning, depending on your current arsenal. The upgrade shops offer a wide selection of weapons that you can use during your duels. The items are bought in gold, which is awarded to you at the end of each fight. The key to winning fights and earning more gold is to spend gold on powerful weapons in the upgrade shops. The ability to customize your gladiator is perhaps the funniest aspect of Swords and Sandals 2

Swords and Sandals 2 is perhaps the only gladiator game that gives you the power to change every aspect of your character. You can choose from a wide variety of skin tones, facial hair setups, and hair styles. The customization features of the game are also very evident in the latter stages where you can buy everything from armor, to church guidance! Swords and Sandals 2 is truly a unique and enjoyable gaming experience.