Imperium: Arena of Death

Imperium: Arena of Death is the another groundbreaking title for Grey Dog by developer Derek DiBenedetto. Imperium plunges you into a world of blood, dark influence and secret dealings. You play an Arenamaster who controls a ludus of 3 fighters, plucked from the ruins of an ancient city and trained in the art of spilling blood for gold. Your goal is to guide, train and prepare them for the ultimate goal: holding the championship banner high.

Imperium features fully detailed warriors with 5 stats + detailed physical info such as height, weight, hair and eye color, and each warrior even has a special trait that can affect gameplay in various ways, making them true individuals. Your job is to mold and guide them on their brutal journey and earn as much gold and glory as you can for yourself while keeping them alive and well. There is a dark side as well: Use your Influence to purchase assorted favors to gain special benefits, bribe opponents with gold, or use special Brews to boost your fighter’s skill.

The game features a detailed career engine, including injuries, realistic aging algorithm and career arcs, varied potential and development curves, and a training engine where you can specify what aspects to work on. Sign them to contracts that evolve as they develop in skill, acquire new blood in the between-seasons draft, and compete against 9 other warriors, all hungry for their own glory. Warriors over time retire, get killed or die of natural causes, and the game features full tracking of highly successful warriors, championship winners and those who tragically die in combat.

Imperium: Arena of Death is available for download and can be purchased for U.S. $14.95. If you would prefer to try out our game first, you can download the free Demo.

Basic Features


Detailed graphics and evocative music pull you into the world of Imperium. Complete career engine built in, including injuries, retirement, aging, and widely varied development arcs, making it a game that constantly changes and evolves over time. The game also comes with history tracking, like Championship winners, retired/killed warriors, Hall of Fame performers, and more.

Use assorted dark methods to improve your warrior’s chance: Bribery, Alchemy or buying Favors using your Influence obtained by winning matches. Shoot for mini-goals presented during the season for special awards, and promote your fighter for even greater purses and attendance – or maybe even the King himself can show up! At the end of every season, negotiate contracts, draft new blood into the league, and add to your own personal manager stats that can influence your ‘character’ in the game.

You choose your path – stick with and develop the gladiators you are assigned, or release them and build your own group. Train them with a unique targeted training system, send them on Quests to build their skills, and rotate them as you will. The choices are yours to make. Ultra-detailed fight texts make the combat come alive, with realistic ebbs and flows, nail-biting comebacks, and sound effects to draw you into the action, with complete stats breakdown at the end of every fight: hit percentage, average damage, etc.



Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 98/ME
CPU: Pentium II (or equivelant) 800mhz or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 35MB for install, additional space for saved games
Audio System: Windows compatible sound card, plus the newest version of Windows Media Player
Video System: 1024×768 display capable of running 16-bit color of higher

Optimal System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 7, 2000, XP or Vista
CPU: Pentium III class (or equivelant) 2GHz or higher
Memory: 512 MB RAM or higher
Video System: 1024×768 display capable of running 32-bit color mode

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