DescriptionAs 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.
- "Руна" -- Russian spelling
- "Rune: Viking Warlord" -- PS2 title
Part of the Following Groups
- 3D Engine: UnrealEngine1
- Middleware: SDL
- Mythology: Norse / Germanic
- Protagonist: Mullet haircut
- Rune series
|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||60|
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TriviaThe 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
Related Web Sites
- Rune (official website)
- Loki Software's product page for Rune (The product page for the Linux version of the game.)
- Rune - An Epic Battle From Human Head Studios (Human Head Studios' official Rune website.)
- RuneEd (The official Rune editor resource.)