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As the conflict between the gods Odin and Loki deepens, the latter prepares to unleash the Ragnarok - a full-scale attack on the world that would eventually end it. A warrior named Ragnar is initiated into the Odinsblade, an order of warriors whose task is to protect the runestones, magical artifacts that have the power to bind Loki. Ragnar must also defend a neighboring village from the attack by a viking called Conrack, and eventually decide what fate this world should await.

Rune is a 3D action game. The player navigates Ragnar through hostile areas, killing predominantly supernatural creatures with melee weapons. Ragnar can use swords, axes, maces and hammers. Each weapon has a special "Rune Power" that can be activated for a short time by gathering energy from runes. Ragnar is also able to equip shields. Multiplayer is included as well, in which each player controls a character equipped with various weapons, in a fashion similar to Ragnar.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Руна" -- Russian spelling
  • "Rune: Viking Warlord" -- PS2 title

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Gaming Age Aug 16, 2001 B 75
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gamezilla Aug 18, 2001 62 out of 100 62
PSM Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 05, 2001 5.8 out of 10 58
GameZone Aug 29, 2001 4.5 out of 10 45 Nov 07, 2001 8 out of 20 40
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 13, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Game Revolution Aug 21, 2001 D 25


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While the game was winning favorable reviews with many sites at the time, including a 9 out of 10 at the old site, wrote an unflattering, but very hilarious review which slammed the game in every way possible. The reviewer even starts by claiming the game almost made him switch hobbies from gaming to model railroading. later posted a very sarcastic "Rune Review Rebuttal" in which they attempt to justify some of the great reviews the game was getting.

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Riamus (8121) added Rune (PlayStation 2) on Mar 02, 2004
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