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Rune (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Setting
80
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 icy battle
Rune Windows The Dwarve Lord's giant mechanical power armor gives him god-like powers, but I've got a flaming sword... which actually doesn't help much
Rune Windows A familiar scene?
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

Promo Images

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Rune Concept Art
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Alternate Titles

  • "Руна" -- Russian spelling
  • "Rune: Viking Warlord" -- PS2 title

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User Reviews

Are you ready to Ragnarok? Atomic Punch! (194) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Somewhat enjoyable, linear 3rd person actionfest ShadowShrike (303) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Norse Mythology & Vikings + Huge Axes = Slashing Fun MA17 (218) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Worth the time it took to learn what the hell i was doing... MrSuperGod (58) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Oct 27, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2000 90 out of 100 90
RealGamer (Benelux) Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Privat Computer PC 2000 82 out of 100 82
Gry OnLine Dec 18, 2000 8 out of 10 80
IGN Oct 30, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Svenska PC Games Jan, 2001 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 07, 2003 15 out of 20 75
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70

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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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Andrew Hartnett (2291) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (9122), Riamus (8519) and Jeanne (76482)