Rune Classic

Rise, warrior. The time to wishlist Rune on Steam is at hand.
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
Minimum Requirements
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 Specifications
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
  • pokrishka 24 Dec 2015

    This is one of my favorite game from my childhood days. I remember playing it on LAN at the gaming club with my friends, I remember playing in from home on 30kbps Dial Up all weekend nights with pings around 300. This is by far the best multiplayer melee game I have played. These days there are great alternatives like Chivalry, but this 3rd person game mechanics are just so well done that I can't help but compare everything else to it. The dodging coming from it's Unreal Engine coupled with precise hit detection makes it the most skill based melee combat I've seen, without crazy combos you have to remember and be quick enough to perform - you just need to swing your weapon through your opponent's body and try to avoid their blade. And you can also throw a huge hammer at their heads. I know people are not too fond of its re-release on Steam but it's still the same game and it is still great, the only issue is online player base.

  • Machtyn 18 Jun 2012

    Rune Classic holds true to its original form. The entire game is there. Even though Steam is pushing the multiplayer aspect, the single player game is available. Everything from the original is available. I have not found any new content. However, I think there may be additional multiplayer maps and items. In normal Steam fashion, there are achievements to be acquired.

    You still cannot escape out of the very long intro to the game. This was one of the major complaints when Rune was originally released. Fortunately, with the more powerful computers, it won't take quite as long. If you have a moderately spec'd gaming PC or laptop, feel free to put the graphics options as high as you can. The game uses original textures and does not increase polygon counts.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this game when it first came out. The single player is a worthy play through. The multiplayer is a challenging and brutal up close combat. If you liked knife/axe wars in Team Fortress or other shooter games, this one will fit in nicely. It is disturbingly satisfying to take out an enemy with their own arm (especially if they've been pwning you).

  • AWG 28 Jul 2013

    This game looks bad but in the end it offers a good gaming experience. It seems to be impossible to skip the cutscenes and this is really annoying since the story isn't this interesting.

Rune Classic
$9.99 $1.50
Title: Rune Classic
Genre: Action, Adventure
Released: 18 November 2001
Developer: Human Head Studios
Publisher: Human Head Studios
  • Single-player
  • Multi-player
  • Steam Achievements
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
English
Russian
French
Italian
German
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