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Nox

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Macintosh
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Windows
85
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 You can go the duration of the game in your underwear if the mood takes you.
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 Battling Hecubah in the underworld, playing as a warrior.
Nox Windows Conjurer may not have strong weapons and shields, but can create or assimilate the beasts guardians.

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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 (72339)
Nox - the game that I love Windows paul cairey (321)

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Captain Windows Mar 20, 2000 87 out of 100 87
games xtreme Windows Mar 13, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
FiringSquad Windows Feb 21, 2000 86 out of 100 86
ComputerGamers.com Windows Jan 01, 2001 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Windows Feb, 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) Windows Mar, 2000 82 out of 100 82
incite PC Gaming Windows May, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide Windows 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows May, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

Forums

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

Trivia

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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Contributed to by menschenfeind (3580) and MAT (72339)