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Rune

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
80
3.7
PlayStation 2
55
3.6
Macintosh
76
2.5
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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 Battling the menacing Sark spawned from Loki's blood
Rune Windows Loki, the God of Evil, in the flesh
Rune Windows hallways of death

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)

The Press Says

MacNN Macintosh Feb 06, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamer's Pulse Windows Nov 26, 2000 89 out of 100 89
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Gamer Brasil Windows May, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Gamezilla Windows Jan 15, 2001 72 out of 100 72
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Aug 09, 2001 68 out of 100 68
macHOME Macintosh 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Oct 13, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

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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