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Nox (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
85
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 Ogre's outpost/village.
Nox Windows Blasting a few Necromancers with a "magical shotgun" known as the triple fireball staff
Nox Windows The equipment modifies the way your character looks both in type and in colour of armors/weapons.
Nox Windows Battling Hecubah in the underworld, playing as a warrior.

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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.... Chris Martin (1098) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This time Diablo can go back to hell! MAT (71409) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Nox - the game that I love paul cairey (321) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2000 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy Mar 02, 2000 88 out of 100 88
games xtreme Mar 13, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
FiringSquad Feb 21, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Gamezilla Mar 30, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Gamer's Pulse Mar 10, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2000 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot Feb 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
CyberJoy Jun 14, 2000 4 out of 5 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) 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

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.

Related Web Sites

MAT (71409) added Nox (Windows) on Feb 16, 2000
Other platforms contributed by menschenfeind (3570)