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  • Summary: A third-person game of action and adventure steeped in Norse mythology and high fantasy. Use your brains and massive brawn to survive as you explore the 3-D game world fighting off creatures from Norse legend and the fertile minds of the Human Head staff with their array of swords, axes, and magical devices. [Gathering of Developers] Expand
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. 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.
  3. Any game that lets you lop off the head of your enemy and then use it as a weapon has our vote.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JakasS.
    Dec 14, 2005
    The game is a blast. The visuals are amazing and the story really well thought out. Multiplayer is phenomenal.
  2. ZikasA.
    Mar 15, 2003
    A very good game-especially in multiplayer.
  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. Expand
  4. 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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