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Rune

MobyRank MobyScore
Linux
...
3.7
PlayStation 2
55
4.1
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 Your fellow Viking villagers are no match for Conrack's Sark army
Rune Windows Fighting a Wendol snowbeast with a torch... not a particularly smart move
Rune Windows white creatures of the night
Rune Windows hallways of death

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

Gamesmania Windows 2000 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited Windows Jan, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Gamer Brasil Windows May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
games xtreme Windows Nov 22, 2000 7.6 out of 10 76
Gamezilla Windows Jan 15, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Mac Gamer Macintosh May 10, 2001 3 out of 5 60
GameZone PlayStation 2 Aug 29, 2001 4.5 out of 10 45

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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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