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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 white creatures of the night
Rune Windows Conrack the Betrayer and Sigard the Great are out to conquer the world. Of course, it's up to you to toss their pint.
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 A familiar scene?

Promo Images

Rune Concept Art
Rune Screenshot
Rune Concept Art
Rune Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Руна" -- Russian spelling
  • "Rune: Viking Warlord" -- PS2 title

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Windows Atomic Punch! (194)
Somewhat enjoyable, linear 3rd person actionfest Windows ShadowShrike (303)
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun Windows MA17 (260)
Worth the time it took to learn what the hell i was doing... Windows MrSuperGod (58)

Critic Reviews

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Oct 25, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Dec 22, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
Power Unlimited Windows Jan, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
Privat Computer PC Windows 2000 82 out of 100 82
Gamezilla Windows Jan 15, 2001 72 out of 100 72
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Aug 09, 2001 68 out of 100 68
PSM PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2001 8 out of 20 40
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Aug 21, 2001 D 25

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Trivia

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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