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Nox

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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Windows
85
3.9

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 (71333)
Nox - the game that I love Windows paul cairey (321)

Our Users Say

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Windows 61 3.9
Combined MobyScore 61 3.9


The Press Says

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100
WindowsGameGenie
In conclusion, this game is fun, addictive, beautiful, and artistic. The game developers truly put their hearts into the production of Nox, and it really shows throughout every part. I personally can't find a fault anywhere, and I know that even in a few years I'll probably be playing this game every so often just to show myself how a good game is made. Westwood Studios took a bit of a chance with this type of game, considering the flock of first person shooters and real time strategy games, but just like they did with Command & Conquer, they came up with a hit.
100
WindowsElectric Games
Nox does follow the basic design for the popular action/RPG hybrid game, but does it in a much different way than anyone else has done. This is no mere Diablo clone; Nox features a well-thought out story with intelligent quests to follow along the way. It is a well-polished game that is well worth playing. For fans of this game type, I highly recommend Nox. Bottom Line: Nox follows the action/RPG hybrid formula, but also provides wonderful graphics, a highly polished interface, and a well-developed storyline. The quests are a lot of fun,the world is well designed, and dungeons are laid out strategically. If you enjoyed Diablo or Darkstone, this is your type of game.
91
WindowsGamers' Republic
With solid gameplay and graphics for both single and multiplayer modes, Nox is a really fun game that delivers the goods.
90
WindowsGame industry News (GiN)
Still, Nox is quite an enjoyable title, and far exceeds other Diablo-like adventures. It gets 4 1/2 Gems, losing a half gem for the simple character classes and the "find the key" game levels.
90
WindowsGameZone
Westwood Studios' Nox has been a highly anticipated title. And Westwood lives up to the hype with a game that is amazing graphically, sports tremendous audio and is just a lot of fun to play. And talk about a huge game board. Nox features seven general areas, each with different challenges.
90
WindowsGamePro (US)
Nox, Westwood's action/RPG, is a frag-fest of the first order. Check out the review to find out what makes this game rate a 4.5 Fun Factor.
90
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Nox är roligt i stort sett hela tiden. Westwood visar vägen för mer innehållsrika action-rollspel, och genren håller på att förfinas. Ett optimalt resultat närmar sig, men Nox är inte riktigt där. Taffligheten i intrigen ... man kan säga att det inte ska spela någon roll i ett spel av den här typen, men fyller man actionspel med intelligent innehåll måste man ta vara på möjligheterna det kan ge. Och det går att göra bättre, även om Nox tar milslånga kliv förbi sina konkurrenter. Hur som helst, så är det hysteriskt roligt så länge det varar, och det varar mycket, mycket länge. Faktum är att jag nog drar en vals för herr Redaktör på måndag, och säger att jag måste spela lite till. Bara för sakens skull. Så att jag slipper lämna tillbaka spelet så snart. Undrar om han går på det?
89
WindowsIGN
In the end, Nox is a fantastic game that I highly recommend to just about everyone. The problems it does have are minor and will most likely be fixed by the company in the next few weeks. If you've got the machine to run it and you're looking for something new in multiplayer gaming, I urge you to go out and pick up a copy of this fine game.
88
WindowsGameSpy
Yes, yes, you say, but is it fun? I'd have to go with a resounding YES! Nox has been able to suck me in like no other game has in a long time. I find myself playing for hours and hours, only to look at the clock and realize half the night is over and I need to get up early tomorrow. Or my kids start badgering me because I've forgotten to feed them again. :) A good barometer of the fun factor in games is whether or not you neglect your kids because you're having too much fun living another life.
87
WindowsGame Captain
Alles in allem kann Nox durch eine gelungene Präsentation, die spannend erzählte Story und actiongeladene Kämpfe überzeugen. Die negative Punkte fallen nach einiger Eingewöhnungszeit nicht mehr so stark auf, und man kann voll eintauchen, in die Welt von Nox!
87
Windowsgames xtreme
Buy this game. A lot of hard work and effort was put into it by Westwood, and for a company that always seems to be shadowing its competitors, it took a lot of risk to put this title out, and it was to their success. Westwood compared this game the many elements of Wizards Magic: The Gathering card game, and for any die-hard RPG fan, this would be a great addition to their collection, not only for fun, but also to bring them up to date to the new genre of RPG's, with Westwood, to a certain extent, leading this market.
87
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Uiteraard zal Nox het moeten opnemen tegen stevige concurrentie, waaronder Diablo II. En of de verleidelijke Queen Hecubah het zal halen van onze grote rode vriend is nog maar de vraag. Niettemin moet je Nox beslist eens gespeeld hebben, al was het maar omwille van de intense multiplayer sessies.
86
WindowsGamezilla
Nox is an exciting game with a storyline that may seem shallow at first, but grabs your attention and holds it until the end. Along the way, in standard Westwood fare, there are several priceless moments of sidesplitting humor you’ll have to see to believe. The ending is also surprising, almost what you’d expect from a good independent film. Alas, the single player campaign does feel a bit hurried. I managed to hack through the game for the first time in less than 10 hours. When it was all over, I found myself wishing there was more.
86
WindowsFiringSquad
Still, if you're just plain dying for Diablo II, this is the game to kill the time in between. Who knows, maybe you'll like its Arena and FlagBall aspects so much you'll keep playing even when Diablo II comes out.
85
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
Nox offers a great deal to the single and multiplayer experience, although I thought it was unfortunate there was no cooperative Quest mode. The impressive variety of spells, special abilities, and toys to play with lend the game a whole heck of a lot of replay value. My only complaint is that the single player game could easily have been a more exploratory game as all of the areas are actually linked together. You can't leave whatever area you happen to be in due to blocked passages and locked doors. Despite this, Nox features intriguing gameplay and a thrilling multiplayer experience.
85
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Un dernier mot aussi sur le ton et l'ambiance qu'a voulu donner Westwood à son jeu. Utilisant assez souvent un ton décalé, l'univers est à la fois rempli d'absurdité amusante et de sérieux heroic-fantasy classique. Le mélange est détonnant et la réalisation tient assez la route pour que le tout soit crédible.
84
WindowsComputerGamers.com
Kudos to Westwood for this outing, and if they can continue on in this fashion, their place among first class Role Playing Game producers may not be completely out of reach. They still have a long road to walk before I can forgive them for Lands of Lore II and III, but Nox goes a long way toward restoring my faith.
83
WindowsGamesmania
Nox ist die Empfehlung für all jene, die schon die ganze Zeit nach Diablo 2 schmachten. Da die Veröffentlichung von Diablo 2 vor August mehr als unwahrscheinlich ist, ist Nox der ideale Zeitvertreib bis dahin. Wem Darkstone zu wenig Action bot, wird sich auch bei Nox wohl fühlen.
83
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Het had een Diablo-light kunnen zijn, maar in de plaats daarvan zetten de makers van Nox een spel neer dat rustig op zichzelf kan staan.
83
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Trotz der kleinen Mankos ist Nox ein erfrischend spritziges Abenteuer. Schön, daß das Genre der Action-Rollenspiele endlich wieder ein paar Tupfen Farbe bekommt.
83
WindowsGame Revolution
NOX is a straightforward, fun game. The action elements are fettered only by some slight RPG ingredients which effectively add the depth that is needed to keep your attention and make slashing yet another sprite-based-beasty a thrill every time. It's not revolutionary or real obsession material, but it sure is good, sweet fun.
82
WindowsGamer's Pulse
Westwood Studios have dodged the clone label by a long shot with Nox. It is nice to know they decided to create a new game instead of copying the tried and true method. As a result, we have a new game which will be sure to affect future games. The three classes and their various abilities are a blast to play and not one class stands out as being superior to the others. The excellent graphics help to showcase the game to the public, and then the excellent gameplay sucks them right into the world of Nox. If you are still waiting for me to say whether the game is worth it, it is, so go out and buy it now! I will see you on the Nox battlefield -- if you see me, GW-MackD, say Hello!
82
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Anfängliches verhaltenes Nörgeln (zu kleine Figuren, umständliche Bedienung, gewöhnungsbedürftiges "True-Vision"-Feature) weicht wachsender Begeisterung, hervorgerufen durch die stimmige Atmosphäre, die gelungene Sprachausgabe, die detaillierte Grafik und die abwechslungsreichen Levels. Zwar erlaubt der dürftige Rollenspiel-Anteil keine Heldenentwicklung nach eigenem Wunsch, und ein gemeinsames Monster-Klopfen mit Freunden ist auch nicht möglich, dafür bringen die drei unterschiedlichen Solo-Abenteuer aber jede Menge kurzweiliges Spielvergnügen.
82
WindowsPower Unlimited
Ik heb me prima vermaakt met dit grappige spel. De vele rare wezens, je eigen manier van spelen en de weirde magie maken deze game vanaf de start direkt lekker speelbaar en houdt bovendien de aandacht lang vast.
82
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Es könnte fast eine Szene aus "Eine schrecklich nette Familie" sein: Der Automechaniker Jack sitzt genervt in seinem Wohnwagen und hadert mit der Welt. Der Fernseher scheint kaputt zu sein, die Freundin nervt und die Getränke sind auch aus. Doch plötzlich reißt ihn ein mysteriöser kosmischer Unfall aus seinem Alltagstrott heraus - der frustrierte Schlaffi wird in eine faszinierende mittelalterliche Fantasy-Welt katapultiert und muss sich dort in der ungewohnten Rolle des Helden wider Willen bewähren. Dies ist die amüsante Vorgeschichte zu Nox, einem Action-Fantasy-Rollenspiel aus dem Hause Westwood, das in die Fußstapfen von Klassikern wie Diablo tritt.
81
WindowsGameSpot
Nox could easily have been a game with a few original ideas that devolved into a hastily developed, derivative, and uninteresting clone. Instead, the developers have taken the necessary time to create a unique and polished game that offers different and enjoyable single- and multiplayer experiences.
80
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Nox is an extremely solid game that has obviously been painstakingly play tested. Objects always seem to be in just the right spot, levels are designed with playability first, and all other features second. The single-player experience is well rounded, offers a decent storyline, and multi-character pathways that give it some replay value. The multiplayer aspects of Nox are strong and offer the action crowd a good deal of value. Hardcore role-playing enthusiasts will be disappointed in the lack of a cooperative multiplayer component and limited character management, but should revel in the blockbuster spellcasting and chaotic combat systems. Nox is a winner, and a fine first course meal for those that await for… Nah, let’s make this the review you read that doesn’t mention that “other” title.
80
WindowsAll Game Guide
The storyline grips you and keeps you playing to find out what happens next, while the music and sound effects combine with everything else to provide a very mystical and magical adventure. If you've yet to experience Nox, then sit for a spell and conjure up the strength to battle the fierce monsters of this world.
80
WindowsCyberJoy
Dzięki możliwości ponownego ukończenia gry dwoma innymi postaciami, i doskonałemu trybowi multiplayer, w którym na serwerach Westwood może spotkać się aż do 31 graczy, Nox jest grą rewelacyjną. W trybie gry dla jednego gracza też dostarcza ona mnóstwo zabawy. Pozostaje nam już tylko iść po nią do sklepu...
80
Windowsincite PC Gaming
With a little more originality, it would have been deserving of our highest score. That said, Nox is a well-polished game that provides a highly compelling gameplay experience, albeit one ripe with Diablo déjà vu. At the very least it should satiate your action/RPG appetite until Diablo II ships.
70
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
It’s unfair to simply dismiss NOX as a DIABLO clone, since the game had been in development limbo for years prior to its acquisition by Westwood. Westwood acquired the orphaned NOX following the dissolution of Virgin Interactive’s U.S. gaming division, and the company has done a great job finalizing the game. Even though it likely could have been released several months ago, the additional attention to detail put into the game has resulted in a streamlined interlace, solid single-player campaigns and, overall, a considerably more polished product. Even the installation program is almost as interesting as the great one that shipped with the original COMMAND & CONQUER. NOX could easily have been a game with a few original ideas that devolved into a hastily developed, derivative, uninteresting clone. Instead, the developers have taken the necessary time to create a unique game that offers different and enjoyable single- and multiplayer experiences.