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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 With every character, you'll be in a different way of playing and ending Nox game.
Nox Windows Entrance of the Temple of Ix.
Nox Windows Magical duel between Jack the Wizard and Hecubah in the Land of the Dead

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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 (104375)
Nox - the game that I love Windows paul cairey (320)

Critic Reviews

Gamers' Republic Windows Apr, 2000 A- 91
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Apr, 2000 90 out of 100 90
games xtreme Windows Mar 13, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Captain Windows Mar 20, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Mar, 2000 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Mar 10, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Gamer's Pulse Windows Mar 10, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Power Unlimited Windows May, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Mar 10, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Imperium Gier Windows May 03, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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