Rune (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Setting
80
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 The Dwarve Lord's giant mechanical power armor gives him god-like powers, but I've got a flaming sword... which actually doesn't help much
Rune Windows Sark Ragnar in an epic clash against Sark Conrack in front of the Runestone
Rune Windows Sigard's dark vikings and Conrack's Loki guards like to whack each other almost as much as they like whacking you
Rune Windows icy battle

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? Atomic Punch! (149) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Somewhat enjoyable, linear 3rd person actionfest ShadowShrike (303) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun MA17 (194) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Worth the time it took to learn what the hell i was doing... MrSuperGod (58) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Revolution Oct 01, 2000 A- 91
GameSpy Oct 27, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 25, 2000 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Nov 16, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 09, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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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Andrew Hartnett (2177) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8781), Riamus (8121) and Jeanne (75363)