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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 Standing on a rooftop in Ragnar's quaint little village of Wotenkeld, showing off the Unreal engine's capacity for large outdoor environments
Rune Windows Ragnar duels with his nemesis Conrack as the evil Loki looks on
Rune Windows Sigard's dark vikings and Conrack's Loki guards like to whack each other almost as much as they like whacking you
Rune Windows The Mother Wendol boss is rather big, especially when you consider the fact you're supposed to fight it in hand-to-claw combat

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
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
GameZone Windows Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Mar, 2002 4 out of 5 80
PC Gamer Brasil Windows May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Aug 16, 2001 B 75
PSM PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Oct 05, 2001 5.8 out of 10 58
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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