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Rune

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
55
3.6
Macintosh
76
2.5
Windows
80
3.7
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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 white creatures of the night
Rune Windows Conrack the Betrayer and Sigard the Great are out to conquer the world. Of course, it's up to you to toss their pint.
Rune Windows Stand of the Dishonored... a 'boss' battle against Hel's undead legions

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 (309)
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun Windows MA17 (193)
Worth the time it took to learn what the hell i was doing... Windows MrSuperGod (58)

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
RealGamer (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone Windows Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Mar, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
PSM PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2001 8 out of 20 40
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Aug 21, 2001 D 25

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Trivia

Armorer Kirby Wise-Fraser & Son hand forged a Viking axe for the game

A photo can be found on this page of their site

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Contributed to by Trixter (8734), Andrew Hartnett (2236), Riamus (8121) and Jeanne (75601)