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Rune

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
55
4.1
Linux
...
3.7
Macintosh
76
2.5
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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 First person view: Sigard's army of viking warriors are your worthiest opponents, but you won't be facing them for long
Rune Windows Loki, the God of Evil, in the flesh
Rune Windows Ragnar duels with his nemesis Conrack as the evil Loki looks on
Rune Windows Fighting a Wendol snowbeast with a torch... not a particularly smart move

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 (309)
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun Windows MA17 (193)
Worth the time it took to learn what the hell i was doing... Windows MrSuperGod (58)

The Press Says

GameSpy Windows Oct 27, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Privat Computer PC Windows 2000 82 out of 100 82
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Mar, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Svenska PC Games Windows Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
games xtreme Windows Nov 22, 2000 7.6 out of 10 76
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Nov 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Aug 09, 2001 68 out of 100 68

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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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