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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 see me bring him down
Rune Windows The Mother Wendol boss is rather big, especially when you consider the fact you're supposed to fight it in hand-to-claw combat
Rune Windows Sark Conrack and his Sark buddies gloat over your demise

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

Game Revolution Oct 01, 2000 A- 91
GameSpy Oct 27, 2000 90 out of 100 90
RealGamer (Benelux) Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
4Players.de Nov 07, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Privat Computer PC 2000 82 out of 100 82
PC Gamer Brasil May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
games xtreme Nov 22, 2000 7.6 out of 10 76
Gamezilla Jan 15, 2001 72 out of 100 72
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 (2252) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8736), Riamus (8121) and Jeanne (75620)