Rune

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
76
2.5
PlayStation 2
55
3.6
Linux
...
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 Showing a bunch of dark dwarves who's boss with my Blaze! rune power
Rune Windows a great castle in the background
Rune Windows Sark Conrack and his Sark buddies gloat over your demise
Rune Windows see me bring him down

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

Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Dec 22, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
RealGamer (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Aug 16, 2001 B 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
ComputerGamers.com Windows Mar 05, 2001 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Windows Oct 27, 2000 6.7 out of 10 67
Mac Gamer Macintosh May 10, 2001 3 out of 5 60
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Oct 05, 2001 5.8 out of 10 58
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Aug 21, 2001 D 25

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Trivia

The game came with a "Free Nordic Cruise Competition", offering the opportunity to win a four-day cruise break to Norway for two people with Fjord Line by completing and returning the typical tick box question card.

Here's the blurb from the card;

"Discover the true beauty of a country once inhabited by Vikings. Experience for yourself the magnificent scenery of Norway on a 4-day cruise on M/S Jupiter. Visit Stavanger and Haugesund and enjoy an overnight stop in the delightful city of Bergen.

Simply return this card, complete with your details, and you will be automatically entered into the competition."

This was included in the UK release, unsure about others

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