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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 This is supposed to be Rune, not Soul Calibur! Conrack vs. Conrack?! How existential can you get?
Rune Windows A familiar scene?
Rune Windows Showing a bunch of dark dwarves who's boss with my Blaze! rune power
Rune Windows lets make this an even battle

Promo Images

Rune Screenshot
Rune Render
Rune Screenshot
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 (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

MacNN Macintosh Feb 06, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Dec, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Gamer's Pulse Windows Nov 26, 2000 89 out of 100 89
ActionTrip Windows Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Gamesmania.de Windows 2000 86 out of 100 86
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Aug 16, 2001 B 75
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
ComputerGamers.com Windows Mar 05, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Aug 18, 2001 62 out of 100 62
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2001 8 out of 20 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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