Rune

Critic Score User Score
Linux
...
3.7
Macintosh
76
2.5
Windows
80
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 Loki, the God of Evil, in the flesh
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 The Mother Wendol boss is rather big, especially when you consider the fact you're supposed to fight it in hand-to-claw combat
Rune Windows white creatures of the night

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 Revolution Windows Oct 01, 2000 A- 91
MacNN Macintosh Feb 06, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de Windows Nov 07, 2000 83 out of 100 83
GameZone Windows Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
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
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Aug 23, 2001 4 out of 10 40
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2001 8 out of 20 40

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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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