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Nox (Windows)

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Description

Nox

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 Quest

Nox Quest is a download-only add-on to Nox. It updates the base game to version 1.2 and adds to it a new multiplayer mode. Unlike the multiplayer of the base game, it is a co-operative mode allowing up to six players to fight their way through randomly generated interconnected areas. Player-controlled characters cannot attack each other and must work together as a party and protect each other in order to complete the scenario. All the characters start at level 10 and do not acquire additional experience; instead, they become stronger by procuring better items and equipment. Players fight against monsters who respawn indefinitely until the obelisks that generate them are destroyed. Other features include the necessity to obtain special keys to open chests and a save feature that teleports fallen characters to specific areas. The game ends when all player-controlled characters are defeated.

Screenshots

Nox Windows Zapping the boss demon and his fireball-flinging imps with a little lightning
Nox Windows Mimics are a powerful creatures to summon, and a nice chest to camouflage.
Nox Windows Main title
Nox Windows Secret areas are not that hard to find, and most of them conceal good treasures inside (in addition to experience points).

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Nox Quest" -- Title of add-on included with patch 1.2 variants

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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 (1204) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
This time Diablo can go back to hell! MAT (199712) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
Nox - the game that I love paul cairey (359) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Electric Games 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 28, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Gamezilla Mar 30, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 09, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Gamesmania.de 2000 83 out of 100 83
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 2000 82 out of 100 82
Gamer's Pulse Mar 10, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
CyberJoy Jun 14, 2000 4 out of 5 80
Nivelul2 Apr 25, 2019 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 10, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

Forums

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TRUE or FALSE: Abandonware? 8 Slug Camargo (589)
Aug 25, 2011

Trivia

Graphics

Instead of using 3D accelerators Nox relied on the MMX protocols to create many graphic effects, including the spells.

Installation

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 process.

Title

Nox is Latin meaning darkness.

Information also contributed by Chris Martin and Zovni

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MAT (199712) added Nox (Windows) on Feb 16, 2000
Other platforms contributed by lights out (21326)