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Experience an exciting single player storyline where you thwart Loki and his minions from bringing Ragnarok to Midgard.
Release Date: Nov 18, 2001
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$9.99

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 the 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
48 of 49 people (98%) found this review helpful
35 products in account
5 reviews
199.8 hrs on record
Rune is one of the best hack and slash games I've ever played. The gameplay remains solid even compared to newer games of the same genre. There are 15 weapons to use. There's puzzles to solve. Then there's food to eat and ale to guzzle when you're wonded from the slaughtering. The multiplayer still works, though there are a few tweaks and quirks to fiddle with depending on whether or not you use a router or have custom firewall settings in order to play with others on Steam version servers. There are a number of older version servers running and active that Steam users can join and play on.
I recommend this game to anyone that likes full 360 degree splatterhouse games.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
612 products in account
11 reviews
24.0 hrs on record
Don't let the ageing graphics deceive you. This game is the most fun my friends and I have had in an online game in quite some time. The premise is simple;

1) Find a big axe
2) Remove opponents limbs
3) Throw limbs in to the sea

If you can cope with the 12-year-old visuals then get it bought!
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
93 products in account
2 reviews
9.8 hrs on record
You eat lizards.
Posted: December 29th, 2013
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
159 products in account
1 review
4.0 hrs on record
Fun, tight controlls, perfectly formatted for a modern WASD/E-to-activate/Space-to-jump mentality. Widescreen 1080p, and runs fine as-is on Windows 8.1.
Posted: December 30th, 2013
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
269 products in account
13 reviews
13.2 hrs on record
Here is my review of "Rune" , Rune is a great third person action game, classic game from the 90's .. Ragnar is on a quest for vengeance and will take you to the cold heights of the Frost Giants to the hot underbelly of the earth, the home of the Goblins. you will pass through the crooked passages of the Dwarves, with thier strange machines, and into the mountain fortress of Thorstadt. Your battle will rage in more than thirty levels of trail and adverity.

Your bones are real. Each swing of the axe affects your body whole. if your arm is cut, it is your arm that will bleed. Your movements are precise and fluid, You are a warrior. But your also a mortal

The Nordic creatures of this land are crawling from the shadow of evil and coming for you. If you are to evade their jaws, you must be more cunning than them. it is melee combat they prefer, close enough to smell the fear you must control. Even if you see your life spilling from your body, your hand will remain steady on your blade.

You will test your mettle in Deathmatch. You will raise your axe against legions of warriors. You will do it alone or with others in your team Deathmatch. You will fight until your red with your own blood, there will be a silent terror that will find you and take you down.

MELEE-BASED COMBAT or Viking Folklore YOU WILL WANT TO KEEP YOUR EYES ON THIS ONE!
Posted: January 4th, 2014
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