Rune PC

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42

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  1. Mar 12, 2016
    8
    this game left a very positive impression on me playing it as a teenager...how well it stood the test of time...hard to tell...but it was great fun..single and multi
  2. Dec 24, 2015
    10
    This is one of my favorite game from my childhood days. I remember playing it on LAN at the gaming club with my friends, I remember playing in from home on 30kbps Dial Up all weekend nights with pings around 300. This is by far the best multiplayer melee game I have played. These days there are great alternatives like Chivalry, but this 3rd person game mechanics are just so well done thatThis is one of my favorite game from my childhood days. I remember playing it on LAN at the gaming club with my friends, I remember playing in from home on 30kbps Dial Up all weekend nights with pings around 300. This is by far the best multiplayer melee game I have played. These days there are great alternatives like Chivalry, but this 3rd person game mechanics are just so well done that I can't help but compare everything else to it. The dodging coming from it's Unreal Engine coupled with precise hit detection makes it the most skill based melee combat I've seen, without crazy combos you have to remember and be quick enough to perform - you just need to swing your weapon through your opponent's body and try to avoid their blade. And you can also throw a huge hammer at their heads. These days I suggest Rune Classic re-release on Steam, but Rune Gold from the old days is also great. That is due to Halls of Valhalla multiplayer expansion which is, in my opinion, better in terms of fighting mechanics, than the original and they are not compatible (Rune Classic is compatible with both versions and incorporates both mechanics, you should really get it, preferably with your friends to play together as player base is pretty small these days). Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2015
    7
    When I was young I was amazed by that game, especially by multiplayer mode. Atmosphere of Norse mythology is great, so if you are interested in this kind of things, definitely check it out. Gameplay is just very simple, you just go foward and kill your enemies, that's all.
  4. 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't mean the game does not provide entertainment.
    See more here http://youtu.be/Z_sQuWbFkOQ
  5. JakasS.
    Dec 14, 2005
    10
    The game is a blast. The visuals are amazing and the story really well thought out. Multiplayer is phenomenal.
  6. 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 "pull the lever"-puzzles. It didn't keep me insterested for long.
  7. ZikasA.
    Mar 15, 2003
    10
    A very good game-especially in multiplayer.
  8. Sep 18, 2012
    0
    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.
    See more here http://youtu.be/Z_sQuWbFkOQ
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. Norse mythology provides plenty of story and imagery to this 3D action game.
  2. 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.
  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.