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Rune (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
80
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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 'Agh! Big gubberfish! Huge-O-Teeth!' is one phrase no respectable Viking would be caught dead saying
Rune Windows a great castle in the background
Rune Windows Your fellow Viking villagers are no match for Conrack's Sark army
Rune Windows Stand of the Dishonored... a 'boss' battle against Hel's undead legions

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Atomic Punch! (151) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Somewhat enjoyable, linear 3rd person actionfest ShadowShrike (309) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun MA17 (193) 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

The Press Says

GameSpy Oct 27, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Privat Computer PC 2000 82 out of 100 82
Spel för Alla Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Gamezilla Jan 15, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 04, 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

Unlike most games, Rune does not preserve your save game files when you uninstall it. So if you want to keep them, be sure to back your saves up manually before you uninstall the game from your hard drive.

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Andrew Hartnett (2236) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8734), Riamus (8121) and Jeanne (75603)