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Rune

Critic Score User Score
Linux
...
3.7
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 Odin the All-father (also known as 'ol One-Eye' to his buddies) shows up occasionally to point you in the right direction
Rune Windows Ragnar shows off Rune's dislimberment system by hacking off his father's arm... at least his folks can't blame it on violent video games
Rune Windows Fighting a Wendol snowbeast with a torch... not a particularly smart move
Rune Windows Your fellow Viking villagers are no match for Conrack's Sark army

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)

Critic Reviews

Game Revolution Windows Oct 01, 2000 A- 91
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Oct 25, 2000 90 out of 100 90
ActionTrip Windows Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
IGN Windows Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Svenska PC Games Windows Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Nov 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70
ComputerGamers.com Windows Mar 05, 2001 68 out of 100 68
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Aug 23, 2001 4 out of 10 40

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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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