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Rune (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
80
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
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 a great castle in the background
Rune Windows Battling the menacing Sark spawned from Loki's blood
Rune Windows Ragnar duels with his nemesis Conrack as the evil Loki looks on
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

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 (309) 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

The Press Says

Game Revolution Oct 01, 2000 A- 91
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Oct 27, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Jan, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
Gamesmania 2000 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de 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
IGN Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil May, 2001 78 out of 100 78

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Trivia

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 (2218) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8731), Riamus (8121) and Jeanne (75591)