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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.

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Nox Windows Secret areas are not that hard to find, and most of them conceal good treasures inside (in addition to experience points).
Nox Windows In quest for The Heart of Nox.
Nox Windows In the church is as quiet as ever.
Nox Windows Exploring the mage temple with a demonic sidekick.

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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 (1204)
This time Diablo can go back to hell! Windows MAT (186120)
Nox - the game that I love Windows paul cairey (359)

Critic Reviews

GameGenie Windows 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameZone Windows Feb 24, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Windows Nov 24, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN Windows Feb 25, 2000 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpy Windows Mar 02, 2000 88 out of 100 88
FiringSquad Windows Feb 21, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania.de Windows 2000 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Windows Feb 01, 2000 B+ 83
GameSpot Windows Feb 22, 2000 8.1 out of 10 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows May, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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TRUE or FALSE: Abandonware? 8 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (589)
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.

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