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Nox

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Windows
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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 In the church is as quiet as ever.
Nox Windows Each chapter in the game has its own picture
Nox Windows It can be dark deep inside the caves, but take your book of magic tricks and enlighten the way.
Nox Windows Inside the book, you'll get magics, and/or beasts' infos.

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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 (82975)
Nox - the game that I love Windows paul cairey (321)

The Press Says

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
Gamezilla Windows Mar 30, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine Windows Apr, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
ComputerGamers.com Windows Jan 01, 2001 84 out of 100 84
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
incite PC Gaming Windows May, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
CyberJoy Windows Jun 14, 2000 4 out of 5 80

Forums

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

Trivia

Nox is Latin meaning darkness.

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Contributed to by menschenfeind (4790) and コナン (82975)