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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 icy battle
Rune Windows Ragnar and some dark vikings battle a Wendol snow beast
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

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

ActionTrip Windows Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Gry OnLine Windows Dec 18, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Spel för Alla Windows Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Svenska PC Games Windows Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
ComputerGamers.com Windows Mar 05, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2001 62 out of 100 62
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
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Aug 21, 2001 D 25

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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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