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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 icy battle
Rune Windows see me bring him down
Rune Windows Battling the menacing Sark spawned from Loki's blood
Rune Windows The Dwarven lands are filled with steam-powered mechanical contraptions. Being a drunken mead-swilling Luddite, your objective is obviously RAGNAR SMASH!

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Windows Atomic Punch! (149)
Somewhat enjoyable, linear 3rd person actionfest Windows ShadowShrike (303)
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun Windows MA17 (194)
Worth the time it took to learn what the hell i was doing... Windows MrSuperGod (58)

Critic Reviews

PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
JeuxMac.com Macintosh Mar, 2002 4 out of 5 80
GameZone Windows Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Svenska PC Games Windows Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamezilla Windows Jan 15, 2001 72 out of 100 72
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Windows Nov 16, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2001 62 out of 100 62
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

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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