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 Sigard's dark vikings and Conrack's Loki guards like to whack each other almost as much as they like whacking you
Rune Windows Odin the All-father (also known as 'ol One-Eye' to his buddies) shows up occasionally to point you in the right direction
Rune Windows Ragnar duels with his nemesis Conrack as the evil Loki looks on
Rune Windows The Dwarve Lord's giant mechanical power armor gives him god-like powers, but I've got a flaming sword... which actually doesn't help much

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

Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Games ( Oct 25, 2000 90 out of 100 90 2000 86 out of 100 86
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
games xtreme Nov 22, 2000 7.6 out of 10 76 Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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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 (2196) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8711), Riamus (8126) and Jeanne (75481)