Rune (Windows)

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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.


Rune Windows Stand of the Dishonored... a 'boss' battle against Hel's undead legions
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 Fighting a Wendol snowbeast with a torch... not a particularly smart move
Rune Windows hallways of death

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Rune Concept Art

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Atomic Punch! (194) 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 (218) 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

Absolute Games ( Oct 25, 2000 90 out of 100 90 2000 86 out of 100 86
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83 Nov 07, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Privat Computer PC 2000 82 out of 100 82 Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
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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The cd included a preview of the Rune RPG containing concept art from the game, which was published by Atlas Games

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Andrew Hartnett (2292) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (9128), Riamus (8521) and Jeanne (76593)