Rune

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
76
2.5
Linux
...
3.7
PlayStation 2
55
3.6
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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 The Dwarve Lord's giant mechanical power armor gives him god-like powers, but I've got a flaming sword... which actually doesn't help much
Rune Windows icy battle
Rune Windows Ragnar shows off Rune's dislimberment system by hacking off his father's arm... at least his folks can't blame it on violent video games
Rune Windows Ragnar duels with his nemesis Conrack as the evil Loki looks on

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Windows Atomic Punch! (150)
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

Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 9 out of 10 90
MacNN Macintosh Feb 06, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 85 out of 100 85
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Mar, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7 out of 10 70
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
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Aug 21, 2001 D 25

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Trivia

The cd included a preview of the Rune RPG containing concept art from the game, which was published by Atlas Games

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