What we do in life echoes in eternity. But what you do in between classes or on the bus home might not matter quite so much. Even so, you can squeeze in some fantasy-flavored gladiatorial combat with Glu Mobile's latest high-profile title, Blood & Glory: Legend. The sequel to the original Blood & Glory expands with new stages and a new story, advanced via a motion comic-style cutscenes. Like most of Glu's recent offerings, the game is free, but you can upgrade your appearance and weapons with in-app purchases.

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For the uninitiated, Blood & Glory combines 3D weapon-based combat in the style of Soul Calibur or God of War with speed ramp gameplay, making both the up-and-down pace and the controls more suited to a mobile device. Combos and special attacks can deal out extra damage. It looks like the developers have really stepped up in the graphics department - the video (which is iOS-formatted, by the way) shows impressive lighting and real-time environmental effects, most of which are blood. You'll be fighting some titan-sized enemies in the arena, with stages set at different larger-than-life locales around the ancient world.

Blood & Glory: Legend is listed as compatible with Android 2.1 and up, but in order to enjoy it to the fullest, you'll need some relatively recent hardware.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Outrager

    "For the uninitiated, Blood & Glory combines 3D weapon-based combat in the style of Soul Calibur or God of War..."

    Those are 2 very different games.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      I know, I've played them. This seems to combine elements of both.

      • Alan Rabello

        Infinity Blade? Is that your ripoff? YES!

  • http://www.facebook.com/YAYSAVERGN Eric James Salcido

    I really liked the first iteration of this game, but it became far too dependent on you paying to win. some of the later levels will beat your ass unless you spend the cash for the equipment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=645454807 Varun Nanda

    This game is almost same as the first part. Same old animations, almost same characters and a tack on "story". I know its free and I should just shut up and enjoy the game but this game has zero originality or replay value. This is basically the first Blood and Glory with a few boring and unwanted additions. Not worth the 250 mb download.

    • fdfd

      Are you on drugs ???
      this is one of the best looking and free games
      The best free game ever

      • aatif

        Free game without limitation ? Downloaded fifa 2012 and can play single match in a day :(

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=645454807 Varun Nanda

        Are you blind dude?? I know its free and all. Doesn't justify the same old animations and character models. You want good free games? Try Dead Trigger, Six Guns, CSR Racing etc. Now THOSE are good free games. Clearly this has nothing to do with drugs. Maybe you should get your eyes checked. Just friendly advice. Cheers...bitch :D

  • jack

    love this game but make batter than this its boring and have the same move