Rune

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
55
3.6
Windows
80
3.7
Macintosh
76
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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 Stand of the Dishonored... a 'boss' battle against Hel's undead legions
Rune Windows Battling the menacing Sark spawned from Loki's blood
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? Windows Atomic Punch! (151)
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

Game Revolution Windows Oct 01, 2000 A- 91
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 9 out of 10 90
ActionTrip Windows Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited Windows Jan, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Gry OnLine Windows Dec 18, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Nov 09, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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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