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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.


Rune Windows Stand of the Dishonored... a 'boss' battle against Hel's undead legions
Rune Windows Loki, the God of Evil, in the flesh
Rune Windows This is supposed to be Rune, not Soul Calibur! Conrack vs. Conrack?! How existential can you get?
Rune Windows Sark Ragnar in an epic clash against Sark Conrack in front of the Runestone

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Rune Concept Art
Rune Screenshot
Rune Screenshot
Rune Render

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 (309)
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun Windows MA17 (218)
Worth the time it took to learn what the hell i was doing... Windows MrSuperGod (58)

Critic Reviews

Game Revolution Windows Oct 01, 2000 A- 91
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
MacNN Macintosh Feb 06, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 85 out of 100 85 Windows Nov 07, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Privat Computer PC Windows 2000 82 out of 100 82
Svenska PC Games Windows Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil Windows May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Aug 16, 2001 B 75


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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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