Rune (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
80
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
User Score
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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 hallways of death
Rune Windows see me bring him down
Rune Windows Conrack the Betrayer and Sigard the Great are out to conquer the world. Of course, it's up to you to toss their pint.
Rune Windows 'Agh! Big gubberfish! Huge-O-Teeth!' is one phrase no respectable Viking would be caught dead saying

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
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 25, 2000 90 out of 100 90
RealGamer (Benelux) Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Svenska PC Games Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
ComputerGamers.com Mar 05, 2001 68 out of 100 68
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 (2216) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8712), Riamus (8121) and Jeanne (75502)