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Nox

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Windows
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3.9
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Nox Windows Zapping the boss demon and his fireball-flinging imps with a little lightning
Nox Windows You can change your character look. InGame, you can be almost naked... nice idea from WS Team.
Nox Windows You can go the duration of the game in your underwear if the mood takes you.
Nox Windows If you get lost, you can click TAB to see map on your left.

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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 (1098)
This time Diablo can go back to hell! Windows MAT (70020)
Nox - the game that I love Windows paul cairey (321)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Windows Nov 24, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Windows Feb 25, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpy Windows Mar 02, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Game Captain Windows Mar 20, 2000 87 out of 100 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Gamezilla Windows Mar 30, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine Windows Apr, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania Windows 2000 83 out of 100 83
Power Unlimited Windows May, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
TRUE or FALSE: Abandonware? 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
Aug 25, 2011

Trivia

Believe it or not, in this age of 3D accelerators Nox relied on the good, old, never-used, MMX protocols to create many graphic effects, including the spells.

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Contributed to by menschenfeind (3355) and MAT (70020)