Experience an exciting single player storyline where you thwart Loki and his minions from bringing Ragnarok to Midgard.
User reviews: Very Positive (291 reviews)
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
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Best game of year 2001
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Viking-themed mayhem! Human Head's debut is essential for anyone who likes melee combat. The campaign is lengthy, offering locations ranging from dwarven fortresses, snow-capped towns and a dwarven underworld, packed with the undead, yetis and badass crabs! The game truly shines online. The mechanics are deceptively simple, yet reward skill.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Looking back on the early 2000s, there was usually one thing that most 3D games of the time had in common. The gameplay was occasionally very awkward, and for the most part they didn't age all that well.

Rune is one of the few exceptions to the rule. And it's almost fascinating how it's still a very playable and enjoyable experience today. Rune takes place in a fantasy world inspired by Norse mythology. What impresses me about this game is how interactive the levels are. It's a very immersive game filled with things like trees that react to the player running by them, bushes that move as you walk through them. All done before physics middleware like Havok, when everything needed to be hand animated in the Unreal 1 engine.

While the storyline is pretty goofy, the combat is still very fast and viceral. It is a brutally simple hack and slash and this contributed to how well this game aged, and fits in very nicely with the Viking motifs that run throughout the game.

This re-release of Rune on Steam comes with a fix for the multiplayer, enhanced resolution support, and Steamworks achievements. In many ways Rune is the definition of a hidden gem, a diamond in the rough. One you discover one day, and wonder why you never noticed it before.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=484569919
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
awsome game good combat good story and great graphics 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Это была моя перваяя игра . Проходил её раз 6.И вот тот момент когда она появилась в стиме сразу же купил.Играю теперь с другом по сетке крутая игра 10 из 10!
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