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  • Summary: RISE WARRIOR! Ragnarok, the end of days, is upon you. Heed the call of the gods as it’s the only chance to save mankind from the trickster Loki. Slay rival Viking clans, brutally dismember enemies and pillage your way through Midgard to become the God-Slayer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Nov 13, 2020
    70
    Rune II: Decapitation Edition is an entirely new game rather than just an update of last year’s release. It may look like it’s competing with Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla for your Viking gaming time but it is a very different experience. At its best in co-operative multiplayer, Rune II is a throwback to the chaotic and brutal combat of early third person ARPGs and offers a blood-soaked alternative to the clinical and focus-grouped approach of many games. So gather a band of your most loyal friends and prepare to set sail – this Ragnarok isn’t going to end itself.
  2. Nov 25, 2019
    70
    Rune 2 is an impressive game that has a lot to offer casual and RPG fans. With its simplistic inventory and crafting system, it’s easy for players to grasp. It often feels like a bunch of stories and ideas packed together to attempt to make a cohesive story. Along with the bugs and glitches, it was hard to get a consistent feeling of where the game wanted to go. Maybe with a few updates the game will offer a more consistent experience.
  3. Nov 24, 2020
    60
    I wish I was able to play the original Rune II to see how bad it truly was and get a better sense of how much Rune II: Decapitation Edition improved it. At its core it’s a fun Viking hack and slash looter, like a third-person Borderlands set in the Viking age. It doesn’t achieve true greatness as it stands, with the technical issues not helping matters. But those aside, Rune II: Decapitation Edition is a fun, accessible game that’s better with friends, with potential to improve with future patching. The degree Studio 369 has improved the game isn’t something that can be personally ascertained, but it can faithfully be said that they did turn it into a game that’s not without its issues, but one where a good time can be found.
  4. Nov 14, 2019
    45
    Rune 2 is an incomplete game and a sad end to the Human Head Studios story.
  5. Dec 10, 2019
    45
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Dec 23, 2019
    40
    Rune II lacks the imagination, experimentation and fleshed out mechanics that would have made stomping through the Viking end times a fun experience.
  7. Nov 17, 2019
    30
    19 years in the making, Rune II comes as a massive disappointment to fans of the original.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 18 out of 25
  1. Nov 13, 2019
    10
    Open world with lots of action. Fun combat. Great art.
    Crazy news about HH joining Bethesda!! And I thought Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth
    Open world with lots of action. Fun combat. Great art.
    Crazy news about HH joining Bethesda!! And I thought Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vadar was a twist...
    Love that the Rune II team is rallying to the community.
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  2. Nov 16, 2019
    9
    Well, I didn't like the first Rune. But Rune 2 is very ok. The action starts after 1.5-2h . Lot of stuff, crafting. Interesting solutions.Well, I didn't like the first Rune. But Rune 2 is very ok. The action starts after 1.5-2h . Lot of stuff, crafting. Interesting solutions. Combat is brutal and simple. Many attacks possible with use of super powers or runes. The game doesn't look very beautyful but it's not ugly. For such a small price and a fan of gothic/risen/elex it's a very good game. I would give from 7-9 . I'm at the beginning but the game already consumed me. Gods speak to me I have to choose one. Super powers. Loki sends rains of fire. It build the atmosphere. I'm playing on Geforce 1660Ti on my laptop with i7 9th generation and everything runs fine on the highest setting Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2020
    5
    It's an okay game, not without faults. Graphics are meh, the environment can be monotone, and the combat can be rigid. I still like it though,It's an okay game, not without faults. Graphics are meh, the environment can be monotone, and the combat can be rigid. I still like it though, it's got some sort of an indie Gothic feel. The timer is kinda the bane of my existence, i don't like being pressured to do anything in an open world game. Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2019
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The entire game has only 1 quest, the quest never changes. Get artifact, deliver artifact, fight loki, repeat. I've repeated the quest 10+ times, and the only thing that changes is the number of artifacts you have to bring after finishing the quest. The battle is still the same, boss is buggy, gets easily stuck and you can cheese him with a bow if u get up on a rock.

    Same enemies from the first 30 minutes repeated throughout the entire game. Crafting is useless, outside of using it for leveling up. Hell you can't even sort recepies, it's all just cluttered and you have to dig around to see which one is better. Making runes is not worth it, gathering resources is useless as well. All weapons and armors are the same except for minor changes and some added glow. Inventory UI must be one of the worst ones I've ever seen in a game. There's no character panel where you see what you've equipped, it just stays in your inventory witih a tiny icon showing it's equipped.

    Game's filled with bugs - you can eat multiple foods at the same time to get full hp, attacking and blocking halfway through the animation doesn't use stamina, character gets stuck between stairs and walls so you have to suicide, etc...

    Not to meantion that after about 5 hours, you'll mute all game sounds, simply because Loki will keep throwing rocks at you randomly from the sky every 2-3 minutes repeating the same quote and annoying laugh over and over and over and over and over again.

    Won't bother mentioning optimizaiton, it's non-existant.

    Score of 1 for the effort of the art department.
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  5. Apr 5, 2020
    0
    **** this Epig Store game! A rushed release and then the ol' Epig Store Exclusive makes this a non-starter for me.
  6. Jan 30, 2020
    0
    What is this hideous nonsense? Bad story. Bad gameplay. Bad graphics. Absolutely not entertaining. Looks like another 1$ game from steamWhat is this hideous nonsense? Bad story. Bad gameplay. Bad graphics. Absolutely not entertaining. Looks like another 1$ game from steam greenlight. Hideous. Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2019
    0
    Horrible broken mess. Instant refund on EGS.
    One of the worst games I've played this year.

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