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Rune

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
76
2.5
Windows
80
3.7
PlayStation 2
55
3.6
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Rune Windows Sark Conrack and his Sark buddies gloat over your demise
Rune Windows icy battle
Rune Windows A familiar scene?
Rune Windows lets make this an even battle

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Windows Atomic Punch! (151)
Somewhat enjoyable, linear 3rd person actionfest Windows ShadowShrike (303)
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun Windows MA17 (194)
Worth the time it took to learn what the hell i was doing... Windows MrSuperGod (58)

The Press Says

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
MacNN Macintosh Feb 06, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
4Players.de Windows Nov 07, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Spel för Alla Windows Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil Windows May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

The cd included a preview of the Rune RPG containing concept art from the game, which was published by Atlas Games

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