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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 Ragnar duels with his nemesis Conrack as the evil Loki looks on
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 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 Battling the menacing Sark spawned from Loki's blood

Promo Images

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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

MacNN Macintosh Feb 06, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Svenska PC Games Windows Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil Windows May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Nov 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Oct 27, 2000 6.7 out of 10 67
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2001 62 out of 100 62
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Nov 09, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
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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