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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 white creatures of the night
Rune Windows Stand of the Dishonored... a 'boss' battle against Hel's undead legions
Rune Windows Sigard's dark vikings and Conrack's Loki guards like to whack each other almost as much as they like whacking you
Rune Windows This is supposed to be Rune, not Soul Calibur! Conrack vs. Conrack?! How existential can you get?

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 Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Oct 27, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
RealGamer (Benelux) Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Gry OnLine Dec 18, 2000 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
ComputerGamers.com Mar 05, 2001 68 out of 100 68
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

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 (2197) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8790), Riamus (8124) and Jeanne (75402)