Experience an exciting single player storyline where you thwart Loki and his minions from bringing Ragnarok to Midgard.
User reviews: Very Positive (352 reviews) - 95% of the 352 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2001

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Reviews

“If there was ever a civilization screaming for a game, it's the Vikings.”
8/10 – IGN

“...fun is really the best way to describe Rune.”
"A-" – Game Revolution

“A nice title that offers at least 20 hours of solid game-play.”
8.9/10 – Gamershell.com

About This Game

The classic Viking third-person hack-and-slash melee action game is now available on Steam. This release, known as Rune Classic, contains the original Rune content, plus the multiplayer expansion pack Halls of Valhalla. Experience an exciting single player storyline where you thwart Loki and his minions from bringing Ragnarok to Midgard that will keep you entertained for hours. Eat meat and lizards, drink mead, as survival food. Call upon the power of the gods to enchant your weapon with Rune powers.

Key Features

  • New enemies added
  • Some levels have been redesigned for more enjoyable play
  • Experience multiplayer in vicious, fun "up close and personal" melee action with swords, maces, hammers and axes (or your opponent's head or arm)
  • Includes Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Arena and Headball
  • Over 35 multiplayer and singleplayer levels
  • All the music tracks from the game and the original audio CD will be available as part of this release in OGG format

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 7.0 capable card
    • DirectX®: 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 7.0 capable card
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
57 of 77 people (74%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
Best game of year 2001
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2015
I can't believe I missed this game back in 2000. It may have taken me 15yrs but I have finally played it. So, what did I think?

I freaking LOVE this game! It reminds me of Severance: Blade of Darkness/Enclave, which I enjoyed in my youth. Graphically it holds up all right and you can still make out what is what. The story is good and works to motivate you to continue, even if it is rather simple. The Norse setting and theme is good even if certain structures and characters don't always portray that. When facing other Vikings you get taunted with things like, 'I'm going to drink mead from your skull' and 'Look, a troll has wandered in from the cold', which adds to the immersion and causes me to smile.
There is much plat-forming in this game, with ledge climbing/jumping and rope/chain climbing. Some can be tricky but enjoyable.

Combat is, well ok. Not brilliant but it gets the job done; satisfying when you hack/slice limbs and heads off. Enemy AI is quite shocking and sometimes they just stand still and let you kill them. This just makes me laugh, it was made in 2000 after all.

Overall a great plat-forming, hack 'n' slash action-adventure game. It has its flaws yet I cannot get enough of it. Make sure to grab the mod that adds back the missing levels that were cut from the Gold version. Makes sense to play the full game.

8/10
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Rune Classic is tpp action game based on Norse mythology, released in 2000 and powered by first Unreal Engine.

The story is showing the conflict between the gods Odin and Loki and the preparations to Ragnarok, the end of the world. Depending on player actions at the end of the game it offers two possible endings.

Graphical it's dated game but some locations still have nice design. Audio is done ok with average voice acting and some good backround music that is played in key moments of the game.

Combat is probably the best part of the game with quite demanding skirmishes, often with multiple enemies. Even on normal mode you can easily and literally lost your head.
Ragnar the main hero of the game can use four types of weapons: swords,axes,hammers and maces.He can also use shields and rune power that each weapon has. But if you are bored of fighting with normal gear you can always grab a limb or head that your dead opponent have lost in the duel and use it against other enemies!

There's also multiplayer mode where you can prove your skills in the combat against other players. It's challenging but at the same time quite fun to play.

If you are a fan of tpp action games and like Norse mythogy then it's in my opinion a must have in your Steam library.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
+ cool story,
+ fighting based on skill,
+ sometimes it is needed to think,
+ levels,
+ each weapon has its own ability,
+ music
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- some glitches like blocking and freezing on cutscenes
- looks old :) but I do not care

The game for true vikings
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2015
Pretty darn fun hack & slash. If you like the aformentioned genre and Norse mythology then I'd bet you'd like it. Lizard eating is common as well, so there's a reason to purchase the game. I guess.
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