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Rune (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
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 Sark Ragnar in an epic clash against Sark Conrack in front of the Runestone
Rune Windows Standing on a rooftop in Ragnar's quaint little village of Wotenkeld, showing off the Unreal engine's capacity for large outdoor environments
Rune Windows Showing a bunch of dark dwarves who's boss with my Blaze! rune power
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

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 (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

Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
ActionTrip Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
RealGamer (Benelux) Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Gamer Brasil May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
games xtreme Nov 22, 2000 7.6 out of 10 76
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Gamekult Nov 16, 2000 7 out of 10 70
ComputerGamers.com Mar 05, 2001 68 out of 100 68

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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 (2210) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8712), Riamus (8120) and Jeanne (75492)