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Windows - 2000

Also released on: Mac - Linux

Alt names Руна, Rune: Viking Warlord
Year 2000
Platform Windows
Released in Brazil, France, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States (2000)
Russia (2001)
Brazil, Poland (2002)
Genre Action
Theme Fantasy, Norse Mythology, Puzzle elements
Publisher Buka Entertainment, Gathering of Developers, Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Developer Human Head Studios, Inc.
Perspectives 1st-Person, Behind view
4.71 / 5 - 24 votes

Description of Rune

Rune (aka Руна), a really nice action game sold in 2000 for Windows, is available and ready to be played again! Also available on Mac and Linux, time to play a fantasy, norse mythology and puzzle elements video game title.

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Comments and reviews

LRGPNS 2024-02-12 0 point

Shakdzilla: You are correct, the rather misleadingly titled "Rune Classic" has some changes compared to the old release; they "dumbed down" some things by removing or adding hints to a few of the harder sections in the level progression, added some monster variants that initially appeared in the PS2 version, and did change around the weapons' rune powers as well. If it's the GOG release, at least, there should also be a "Rune Gold" installer in the extras section: that's the non-remixed version of the game the way it was back in the day.

Shakdzilla 2023-12-23 1 point Windows version

I think the Steam/GOG version is cut, and the weapons have wrong skill on them.

MagicD3VIL 2021-07-25 1 point

Well it seems that the original Rune was pulled off from all the stores once the Rune II released. Is it abandonware now then?

Nostalgya 2020-06-24 2 points

This game also works on Windows. Steam has it for sale, and a new Rune is in the making as well. Fun game.

Be warned, assuming it wasn't fixed...There is a stage later on where you're required to sneak into a building from a top ledge of a roof roost door, which then is supposed to spawn two guys breaking down a door below you. For whatever reason, the outside ledge doors sometimes wouldn't open, therefore halting progress. No Clipping through would usually activate the guys breaking the lower door down.


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