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Rune

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
80
3.7
Macintosh
76
2.5
Linux
...
3.7
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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 white creatures of the night
Rune Windows lets make this an even battle
Rune Windows Showing a bunch of dark dwarves who's boss with my Blaze! rune power
Rune Windows a great castle in the background

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Windows Atomic Punch! (151)
Somewhat enjoyable, linear 3rd person actionfest Windows ShadowShrike (311)
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun Windows MA17 (142)
Worth the time it took to learn what the hell i was doing... Windows MrSuperGod (58)

The Press Says

Game Revolution Windows Oct 01, 2000 A- 91
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Oct 25, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Gamer's Pulse Windows Nov 26, 2000 89 out of 100 89
ActionTrip Windows Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Svenska PC Games Windows Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil Windows May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Gamekult Windows Nov 16, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Mac Gamer Macintosh May 10, 2001 3 out of 5 60
GameZone PlayStation 2 Aug 29, 2001 4.5 out of 10 45

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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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Contributed to by Trixter (8743), Andrew Hartnett (2266), Riamus (8121) and Jeanne (75633)