Gladius: is a strategy game with some rpg elements about gladiators. I remember it being really good but, it has also been over a decade since I played it.
I've never seen anyone else ever talk about this game. I love it and would kill for a remaster or sequel. My friends in high school and I think college too played this game every summer (had 4 player coop) with differing rule sets laid on top. It's seriously a fun, replayable game with a story that is fine. I think I've beaten it 4 or 5 times, and it's a long game.