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Jandor, the legendary hero of Nox, defeated evil necromancers and trapped their souls in an orb, which was then cast into another dimension. Years later, the necromancer Hecubah discovered that the orb was in the possession of Jack Mower, an ordinary guy who lives in a trailer somewhere on our Earth with his girlfriend. Hecubah retrieves the orb, which greatly increases her power, making her particularly dangerous to the inhabitants of Nox. However, Jack is teleported to Nox along with the orb, and appears to be the only one who can stop Hecubah.

Nox is an action role-playing game. It has similarities to Diablo, having isometric perspective and fast-paced action-oriented combat. The RPG elements, however, are less prominent than in Diablo, with the player character gaining experience for vanquishing enemies and leveling up automatically after completing the linear main quests. In the beginning of the game the player must choose a character class for Jack, making him either a fighter, a conjurer, or a wizard. The fighter is physically strong but can only use melee weapons or a few special combat abilities; the conjurer fights with bows and can summon monsters to help him in combat; the wizard has low hit points and cannot equip many weapons, compensating this with a vast array of magic spells.

The multiplayer component consists of modes that are normally found in online first-person shooters, including Deathmatch (sub-divided into "free for all", team, and clan modes), Capture the Flag, as well as other variations of competitive gameplay such as Flagball, King of the Realm, and Elimination.


Nox Windows Whilst playing the game, you can get 1 of several death pictures when you die, along with a taunt from Hecubah.
Nox Windows Starting a multiplay game
Nox Windows Stone golem is a good addition to the conjurer.
Nox Windows The very beginning of your career as a wizard.

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User Reviews

I could put a "Nox" pun here (i.e. Nox on wood), but the game is too good for that.... Windows Chris Martin (1094)
This time Diablo can go back to hell! Windows MAT (102250)
Nox - the game that I love Windows paul cairey (321)

Critic Reviews

Electric Games Windows 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
FiringSquad Windows Feb 21, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine Windows Apr, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited Windows May, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamer's Pulse Windows Mar 10, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpot Windows Feb 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
CyberJoy Windows Jun 14, 2000 4 out of 5 80


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TRUE or FALSE: Abandonware? 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (580)
Aug 25, 2011


Cool feature #213qz: Instead of the regular "DemoShield"-style installation, while Nox installs, the game tells you about the backstory and "history" of the world. With voice-overs and a slideshow, it makes for an interesting installation :)

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