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Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness is a third-person, single-player, action-adventure game featuring spell combat and exploration. Players take the role of Arran, a novice wizard whose magical power grows as he ages throughout his quest to collect spells and rid the world of eternal night.

Players can choose brute force or smart tactics. Each school of magic is effective against a different color of enemy, and different schools will have spells with different effects as they level up. The schools are made up of over 40 spells, either light, dark, fire, or water. Spells can either be summoned right in front of Arran, or, by dislodging the magic stone on his staff and guiding it around him with the right thumbstick, fired with precision in any direction. Many items can be found hidden in levels that will provide Arran with bonuses, like increased health or the ability to power up a spell, and these bonuses carry between levels.


Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness Xbox The Water page.
Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness Xbox Title Screen
Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness Xbox Opening story
Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness Xbox The orb you found accompanies you and gives you guidance.

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Alternate Titles

  • "NightCaster: Terrassez Les Ténèbres" -- French title

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Feb 18, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) Dec 26, 2001 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Feb 06, 2002 6.8 out of 10 68 May 30, 2002 13 out of 20 65
GameSpy Feb 24, 2002 63 out of 100 63 May 31, 2002 62 out of 100 62
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55
Gaming Age Feb 19, 2002 C 50
Game Critics Apr 23, 2003 3.5 out of 10 35
The Video Game Critic May 13, 2003 D 25


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NeoMoose (1260) added Nightcaster: Defeat the Darkness (Xbox) on Jul 13, 2002