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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.

Screenshots

Rune Windows Ragnar shows off Rune's dislimberment system by hacking off his father's arm... at least his folks can't blame it on violent video games
Rune Windows 'Agh! Big gubberfish! Huge-O-Teeth!' is one phrase no respectable Viking would be caught dead saying
Rune Windows The Dwarven lands are filled with steam-powered mechanical contraptions. Being a drunken mead-swilling Luddite, your objective is obviously RAGNAR SMASH!
Rune Windows Sark Ragnar in an epic clash against Sark Conrack in front of the Runestone

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

GameSpy Windows Oct 27, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Dec 22, 2000 8.75 out of 10 88
RealGamer (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Gry OnLine Windows Dec 18, 2000 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Brasil Windows May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7 out of 10 70
PSM PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Oct 13, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Armorer Kirby Wise-Fraser & Son hand forged a Viking axe for the game

A photo can be found on this page of their site

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