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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 Ragnar takes on a nasty Mechanical Dwarve, who's equipped with spinning blades arms and duel rocket launchers!
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 Standing on a rooftop in Ragnar's quaint little village of Wotenkeld, showing off the Unreal engine's capacity for large outdoor environments
Rune Windows Loki, the God of Evil, in the flesh

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

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Oct 25, 2000 90 out of 100 90
ActionTrip Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Gamer's Pulse Nov 26, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Gamesmania.de 2000 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
PC Gamer Brasil May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Oct 27, 2000 6.7 out of 10 67
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

To elaborate on earlier trivia entries;

The "Rune axe" was actually the first prototype made for Human Head Studios, who wanted some for the May 2003 E3

A fresh install of the game does not immediately recognize old save game files - you'll also need to backup the USER.INI file

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Andrew Hartnett (2197) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8722), Riamus (8126) and Jeanne (75433)