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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 Fighting a Wendol snowbeast with a torch... not a particularly smart move
Rune Windows The Dwarven lands are filled with steam-powered mechanical contraptions. Being a drunken mead-swilling Luddite, your objective is obviously RAGNAR SMASH!
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

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
ActionTrip Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited Jan, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
RealGamer (Benelux) Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Svenska PC Games Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gry OnLine Dec 18, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Oct 27, 2000 6.7 out of 10 67
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 09, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

To elaborate on earlier trivia entries;

The "Rune axe" was actually the first prototype made for Human Head Studios, who wanted some for the May 2003 E3

A fresh install of the game does not immediately recognize old save game files - you'll also need to backup the USER.INI file

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Andrew Hartnett (2197) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8791), Riamus (8125) and Jeanne (75420)