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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 Cities and buildings are really nice in more than 256 colors. If you play in 8bit color scheme, the reality loses.
Nox Windows Entering the Land of the Dead.
Nox Windows Battling Hecubah in the underworld, playing as a warrior.
Nox Windows You can go the duration of the game in your underwear if the mood takes you.

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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 (1097)
This time Diablo can go back to hell! Windows コナン (91039)
Nox - the game that I love Windows paul cairey (321)

The Press Says

GameZone Windows Feb 24, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Windows Nov 24, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN Windows Feb 25, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
games xtreme Windows Mar 13, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamezilla Windows Mar 30, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Power Play Windows Feb, 2000 85 out of 100 85 Windows Mar 09, 2000 17 out of 20 85
PC Player (Germany) Windows Mar, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Gamer's Pulse Windows Mar 10, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Mar 10, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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Nox is Latin meaning darkness.

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