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Rune (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
80
MobyRank
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 lets make this an even battle
Rune Windows white creatures of the night
Rune Windows Ragnar takes on a nasty Mechanical Dwarve, who's equipped with spinning blades arms and duel rocket launchers!
Rune Windows Ragnar and some dark vikings battle a Wendol snow beast

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 (311) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun MA17 (142) 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

ActionTrip Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
GameZone Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Spel för Alla Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
games xtreme Nov 22, 2000 7.6 out of 10 76
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 04, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

The game came with a "Free Nordic Cruise Competition", offering the opportunity to win a four-day cruise break to Norway for two people with Fjord Line by completing and returning the typical tick box question card.

Here's the blurb from the card;

"Discover the true beauty of a country once inhabited by Vikings. Experience for yourself the magnificent scenery of Norway on a 4-day cruise on M/S Jupiter. Visit Stavanger and Haugesund and enjoy an overnight stop in the delightful city of Bergen.

Simply return this card, complete with your details, and you will be automatically entered into the competition."

This was included in the UK release, unsure about others

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Andrew Hartnett (2266) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8743), Riamus (8121) and Jeanne (75635)