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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 Stand of the Dishonored... a 'boss' battle against Hel's undead legions
Rune Windows Ragnar and some dark vikings battle a Wendol snow beast
Rune Windows lets make this an even battle
Rune Windows 'Agh! Big gubberfish! Huge-O-Teeth!' is one phrase no respectable Viking would be caught dead saying

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Windows Atomic Punch! (149)
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
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Privat Computer PC Windows 2000 82 out of 100 82
Spel för Alla Windows Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
games xtreme Windows Nov 22, 2000 7.6 out of 10 76
Gamezilla Windows Jan 15, 2001 72 out of 100 72
macHOME Macintosh 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Oct 05, 2001 5.8 out of 10 58
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Aug 23, 2001 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

To elaborate on earlier trivia entries;

The "Rune axe" was actually the first prototype made for Human Head Studios, who wanted some for the May 2003 E3

A fresh install of the game does not immediately recognize old save game files - you'll also need to backup the USER.INI file

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