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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 Stand of the Dishonored... a 'boss' battle against Hel's undead legions
Rune Windows A familiar scene?
Rune Windows Sark Conrack and his Sark buddies gloat over your demise
Rune Windows The Dwarven lands are filled with steam-powered mechanical contraptions. Being a drunken mead-swilling Luddite, your objective is obviously RAGNAR SMASH!

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Windows Atomic Punch! (149)
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

Gamer's Pulse Windows Nov 26, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Privat Computer PC Windows 2000 82 out of 100 82
GameZone Windows Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Aug 16, 2001 B 75
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Nov 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Aug 09, 2001 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Windows Oct 27, 2000 6.7 out of 10 67
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2001 62 out of 100 62
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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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