Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Though the game starts out a little slowly, with crabs and goblins as your primary foes, the action picks up after a few levels and soon, the creatures you're fighting will alternately frighten and excite you.
  2. Rune kicks butt. It's easily the best hack n' slash game out there, chock full of bladed mayhem.
  3. A surreal Viking-inspired experience that turns itself into is a somewhat simple hack 'n slash action game, but a very, very fun one, at that.
  4. Any game that lets you lop off the head of your enemy and then use it as a weapon has our vote.
  5. Although you may find yourself feeling bored with the repetitiveness of the game at some points, you'll certainly have a good time getting there.
  6. The level design is fantastic with an eye not just on good looks, but good gameplay as well.
  7. 90
    When it comes carnage, Rune doesn't skimp. The game ships with the disclaimer that it's "not a game for the meek, slow or anyone under 17 years old." This is not an understatement.
  8. Rune immerses players into an intricate game world! What more could a fan ask for? I got sucked in and wouldn't let go for two straight days of playing; and we're talking 'my girlfriend wants to dump me 'cause I prefer my PC to sex' playing time.
  9. Not overly fun and addictive, but it's still pretty cool
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Sep 18, 2012
    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't mean the game does not provide entertainment.
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  2. JakasS.
    Dec 14, 2005
    The game is a blast. The visuals are amazing and the story really well thought out. Multiplayer is phenomenal.
  3. Nucleus
    Sep 10, 2005
    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 »