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 Ragnar duels with his nemesis Conrack as the evil Loki looks on
Rune Windows A familiar scene?
Rune Windows hallways of death
Rune Windows Stand of the Dishonored... a 'boss' battle against Hel's undead legions

Promo Images

Rune Screenshot
Rune Render
Rune Concept Art
Rune Screenshot

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 (309) 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
ActionTrip Oct 31, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited Jan, 2001 8.6 out of 10 86
RealGamer (Benelux) Dec, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 15, 2000 17 out of 20 85
GameStar (Germany) Nov, 2000 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Nov 07, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Privat Computer PC 2000 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 09, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The game came with a "Free Nordic Cruise Competition", offering the opportunity to win a four-day cruise break to Norway for two people with Fjord Line by completing and returning the typical tick box question card.

Here's the blurb from the card;

"Discover the true beauty of a country once inhabited by Vikings. Experience for yourself the magnificent scenery of Norway on a 4-day cruise on M/S Jupiter. Visit Stavanger and Haugesund and enjoy an overnight stop in the delightful city of Bergen.

Simply return this card, complete with your details, and you will be automatically entered into the competition."

This was included in the UK release, unsure about others

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Andrew Hartnett (2292) added Rune (Windows) on Nov 21, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (9125), Riamus (8520) and Jeanne (76516)