Under the radar games: the 29 best upcoming games ...
In Ridley Scott's brutally-violent action film Gladiator, Russell Crowe's character Maximus gets to determine whether his battered and broken enemies in the arena get to live or die. Oh, and he must make this tough decision as bloodthirsty spectators in the stands shout whether or not they want him to show mercy. If he goes along with the crowd, he'll be favored by them. This aspect of Ancient Rome's vicious gladiatorial games is a big part of the upcoming Wii-exclusive fighting game Gladiator A.D. In the game you can either show pity to your weakened opponents or finish them off in a fashion that's similar to Mortal Kombat's trademark fatalities. The game is still in its infantile stages of development--it's not coming out until the end of 2010--but the game already looks pretty slick in action. --Patrick Shaw
Under the radar games: the 29 best upcoming games you've never heard of