Nox (Windows)

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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 Main title
Nox Windows Entering the Land of the Dead.
Nox Windows Saving miners is one of the first missions as a conjurer.
Nox Windows Hecubah zaps the warlord Horrendous and his minions with her wand o' death while you (the guy in blue) looks on. Play as a Wizard and you'll have to beat him yourself without her help

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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 (1094) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This time Diablo can go back to hell! MAT (140894) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Nox - the game that I love paul cairey (317) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameGenie 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 4.5 out of 5 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
Power Play Feb, 2000 85 out of 100 85 Jan 01, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited May, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
CyberJoy Jun 14, 2000 4 out of 5 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 10, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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Aug 25, 2011


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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MAT (140894) added Nox (Windows) on Feb 16, 2000
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