Rune (PlayStation 2)

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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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There are 30 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.

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
GameSpy Aug 09, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Gamezilla Aug 18, 2001 62 out of 100 62
PSM Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
GameZone Aug 29, 2001 4.5 out of 10 45
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 13, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PSX Extreme Aug 23, 2001 4 out of 10 40 Nov 07, 2001 8 out of 20 40


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To elaborate on earlier trivia entries;

The "Rune axe" was actually the first prototype made for Human Head Studios, who wanted some for the May 2003 E3

A fresh install of the game does not immediately recognize old save game files - you'll also need to backup the USER.INI file

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Riamus (8126) added Rune (PlayStation 2) on Mar 02, 2004
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