Rune PC

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Without a well-developed plot to lure you on and with redundant combat exercises to challenge and improve your ability, this is one Action title that may be best to pass on.
  2. Despite good graphics and excellent sound, Rune falls short of its potential due to various flaws, glitches, and a lack of variation over the long haul. Rune is a prime example of not being able to judge a game by it's pretty exterior.
  3. Its stunning graphics put most other third person games to shame, the ferocious hand-to-hand combat makes for a more visceral experience than is usual in this rather stale genre, and the heavy dose of Norse mythology provides an interesting and unique setting for the game.
  4. CheckOut
    70
    Its unique melee-based combat sets it apart from the usual guns-'n'-grenades blood sports, but a lack of variety in the single-player game means that it never becomes quite as addictive as it could.
  5. 70
    Rune will satisfy your axe-swinging, lever-pulling, zombie beheading urges, just don't expect anything too deep.
  6. This simplistic melee combat system combined with weak enemy artificial intelligence makes Rune an ultimately shallow and repetitious experience.
  7. PC Gamer
    67
    Offers a lot of game time for your money, but not much stimulation. [Jan 2001, p.142]
  8. As far as multiplayer goes, Rune comes with seven deathmatch levels that, much like the single player version, quickly become monotonous. (Oh look. We’re back here again.)
  9. Not a collapsing ruin, and although it can be entertaining, it is missing the strong foundation needed to capture one's long-term interest.
  10. Too long and uninspiring to hold your attention. The game would have been far more entertaining with half as many levels. More can be better...but only if it's good.
  11. Daily Radar
    50
    Poor AI, routine melee combat and unimaginative gameplay consign Rune to the hellish abode of the bored.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 18, 2012
    7
    Rune is just a decent action game. There is nothing special about it. The graphics are average, so is the fighting system. The above doesn'tRune is just a decent action game. There is nothing special about it. The graphics are average, so is the fighting system. The above doesn't mean the game does not provide entertainment.
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  2. JakasS.
    Dec 14, 2005
    10
    The game is a blast. The visuals are amazing and the story really well thought out. Multiplayer is phenomenal.
  3. Nucleus
    Sep 10, 2005
    7
    Reeks of averageness all around. Overly simplified arcade-like controls and player movement, very stupid enemy AI, basic visuals and simple Reeks of averageness all around. Overly simplified arcade-like controls and player movement, very stupid enemy AI, basic visuals and simple "pull the lever"-puzzles. It didn't keep me insterested for long. Full Review »