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. 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. 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.
  3. Rune kicks butt. It's easily the best hack n' slash game out there, chock full of bladed mayhem.
  4. 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.
  5. The level design is fantastic with an eye not just on good looks, but good gameplay as well.
  6. 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.
  7. Any game that lets you lop off the head of your enemy and then use it as a weapon has our vote.
  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
  10. The simplistic combat isn't always fun, but the awesome environments make up for it.
  11. Norse mythology provides plenty of story and imagery to this 3D action game.
  12. 80
    A fun little title that adds a bit of creativity to the monotonous action/shooter genre, but it does get repetitive and it has its share of frustrating moments.
  13. A brawny game without a huge emphasis on brains - although Viking warriors toward the end of the game are challenging enough. There's a lot of visceral, visual enjoyment here.
  14. If you can get through a slow start and endure the troubles with bothersome levers, there is a lot of hack and slash fun to be had. The combat system is not quite the innovation that it has been made out to be, but it is smooth and responsive and quite fun to play with.
  15. If you like wall-to-wall bloody action in cool locales with some interesting puzzles and lots to do, Rune may be what you're looking for.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 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
    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 »