DescriptionAs 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.
There are no PlayStation 2 screenshots for this game.
There are 30 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.
- "Руна" -- Russian spelling
- "Rune: Viking Warlord" -- PS2 title
Part of the Following Groups
- 3D Engine: UnrealEngine1
- Middleware: SDL
- Mythology: Norse / Germanic
- Protagonist: Mullet haircut
- Rune series
There are no reviews for the PlayStation 2 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.
The Press Says
|Game Informer Magazine||Sep, 2001||7.25 out of 10||72|
|Game Informer Magazine||Sep, 2001||7 out of 10||70|
|GameSpy||Aug 09, 2001||68 out of 100||68|
|Gamezilla||Aug 18, 2001||62 out of 100||62|
|Gamezone (Germany)||Oct 05, 2001||5.8 out of 10||58|
|GameZone||Aug 29, 2001||4.5 out of 10||45|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Nov 07, 2001||8 out of 20||40|
|PSX Extreme||Aug 23, 2001||4 out of 10||40|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Oct 13, 2001||40|
|Game Revolution||Aug 21, 2001||D||25|
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TriviaWhile the game was winning favorable reviews with many sites at the time, including a 9 out of 10 at the old gamecenter.com site, oldmanmurray.com 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. Oldmanmurray.com later posted a very sarcastic "Rune Review Rebuttal" in which they attempt to justify some of the great reviews the game was getting.
Related Web Sites
- Loki Software's product page for Rune (The product page for the Linux version of the game.)
- Rune - An Epic Battle From Human Head Studios (Human Head Studios' official Rune website.)
- RuneEd (The official Rune editor resource.)
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