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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 (235303) 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

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.2
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.1
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 3.6
Overall User Score (69 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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GameGenie (2000)
In conclusion, this game is fun, addictive, beautiful, and artistic. The game developers truly put their hearts into the production of Nox, and it really shows throughout every part. I personally can't find a fault anywhere, and I know that even in a few years I'll probably be playing this game every so often just to show myself how a good game is made. Westwood Studios took a bit of a chance with this type of game, considering the flock of first person shooters and real time strategy games, but just like they did with Command & Conquer, they came up with a hit.
Nox does follow the basic design for the popular action/RPG hybrid game, but does it in a much different way than anyone else has done. This is no mere Diablo clone; Nox features a well-thought out story with intelligent quests to follow along the way. It is a well-polished game that is well worth playing. For fans of this game type, I highly recommend Nox. Bottom Line: Nox follows the action/RPG hybrid formula, but also provides wonderful graphics, a highly polished interface, and a well-developed storyline. The quests are a lot of fun,the world is well designed, and dungeons are laid out strategically. If you enjoyed Diablo or Darkstone, this is your type of game.
Gamers' Republic (Apr, 2000)
With solid gameplay and graphics for both single and multiplayer modes, Nox is a really fun game that delivers the goods.
Ars Technica (Mar, 2000)
Westwood pulled off a smooth move with Nox. They took a game that is essentially a clone of Diablo and reinvented it enough to make it fresh, fun and addictive to play. Nox rox!
Old PC Gaming (Dec 28, 2013)
Serious role-playing fans will not find story and substance here, but Nox is greater than the sum of its parts. It's silly and vapid and mesmerizing and addictive and a must for anyone who wants a quick session of isometric twitch gaming.
Still, Nox is quite an enjoyable title, and far exceeds other Diablo-like adventures. It gets 4 1/2 Gems, losing a half gem for the simple character classes and the "find the key" game levels.
GameZone (Feb 24, 2000)
Westwood Studios' Nox has been a highly anticipated title. And Westwood lives up to the hype with a game that is amazing graphically, sports tremendous audio and is just a lot of fun to play. And talk about a huge game board. Nox features seven general areas, each with different challenges.
GamePro (US) (Nov 24, 2000)
Nox, Westwood's action/RPG, is a frag-fest of the first order. Check out the review to find out what makes this game rate a 4.5 Fun Factor.
Svenska PC Gamer (Apr, 2000)
Nox är roligt i stort sett hela tiden. Westwood visar vägen för mer innehållsrika action-rollspel, och genren håller på att förfinas. Ett optimalt resultat närmar sig, men Nox är inte riktigt där. Taffligheten i intrigen ... man kan säga att det inte ska spela någon roll i ett spel av den här typen, men fyller man actionspel med intelligent innehåll måste man ta vara på möjligheterna det kan ge. Och det går att göra bättre, även om Nox tar milslånga kliv förbi sina konkurrenter. Hur som helst, så är det hysteriskt roligt så länge det varar, och det varar mycket, mycket länge. Faktum är att jag nog drar en vals för herr Redaktör på måndag, och säger att jag måste spela lite till. Bara för sakens skull. Så att jag slipper lämna tillbaka spelet så snart. Undrar om han går på det?
IGN (Feb 25, 2000)
In the end, Nox is a fantastic game that I highly recommend to just about everyone. The problems it does have are minor and will most likely be fixed by the company in the next few weeks. If you've got the machine to run it and you're looking for something new in multiplayer gaming, I urge you to go out and pick up a copy of this fine game.
GameSpy (Mar 02, 2000)
Yes, yes, you say, but is it fun? I'd have to go with a resounding YES! Nox has been able to suck me in like no other game has in a long time. I find myself playing for hours and hours, only to look at the clock and realize half the night is over and I need to get up early tomorrow. Or my kids start badgering me because I've forgotten to feed them again. :) A good barometer of the fun factor in games is whether or not you neglect your kids because you're having too much fun living another life.
Game Captain (Mar 20, 2000)
Alles in allem kann Nox durch eine gelungene Präsentation, die spannend erzählte Story und actiongeladene Kämpfe überzeugen. Die negative Punkte fallen nach einiger Eingewöhnungszeit nicht mehr so stark auf, und man kann voll eintauchen, in die Welt von Nox!
games xtreme (Mar 13, 2000)
Buy this game. A lot of hard work and effort was put into it by Westwood, and for a company that always seems to be shadowing its competitors, it took a lot of risk to put this title out, and it was to their success. Westwood compared this game the many elements of Wizards Magic: The Gathering card game, and for any die-hard RPG fan, this would be a great addition to their collection, not only for fun, but also to bring them up to date to the new genre of RPG's, with Westwood, to a certain extent, leading this market.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Feb 28, 2000)
Uiteraard zal Nox het moeten opnemen tegen stevige concurrentie, waaronder Diablo II. En of de verleidelijke Queen Hecubah het zal halen van onze grote rode vriend is nog maar de vraag. Niettemin moet je Nox beslist eens gespeeld hebben, al was het maar omwille van de intense multiplayer sessies.
Gamezilla (Mar 30, 2000)
Nox is an exciting game with a storyline that may seem shallow at first, but grabs your attention and holds it until the end. Along the way, in standard Westwood fare, there are several priceless moments of sidesplitting humor you’ll have to see to believe. The ending is also surprising, almost what you’d expect from a good independent film. Alas, the single player campaign does feel a bit hurried. I managed to hack through the game for the first time in less than 10 hours. When it was all over, I found myself wishing there was more.
FiringSquad (Feb 21, 2000)
Still, if you're just plain dying for Diablo II, this is the game to kill the time in between. Who knows, maybe you'll like its Arena and FlagBall aspects so much you'll keep playing even when Diablo II comes out.
PC Joker (Feb, 2000)
Eigentlich bin ich ja ein Freund traditionellerer Rollenspielkost und ziehe im Allgemeinen gepflegte Rundenkämpfe hektischem Mausgeklicke vor. Umso aussagekräftiger, wenn mich Nox trotzdem begeistern konnte: Rasant, schnell zugänglich, frustfrei bedienbar und bei aller Action immer genau dann abwechslungsreich, wenn Hardcore-Rollenspieler angesichts zu viel purem Hack n‘ Slay eigentlich das Handtuch werfen wollen. Die motivierende Mischung aus Action und Abenteuer, Monsterhatz und Erfahrungspunkte-Zählen lässt einen nicht mehr von der Maus. Wie einst bei „Diablo“ gilt das natürlich erst recht im Multiplayer-Deathmatch - die herrlich gemeinen Fallen machen mehr Spaß als jede Plasmagun!
Power Play (Feb, 2000)
Für Solo-Spieler ist Westwoods Fantasy-Spektakel wirklich eine Empfehlung wert, auch wenn das Vorbild, von dem schamlos abgekupfert wurde, allzu offensichtlich, das RPG-Element verschwindend gering und die Bedienung trotz Hotkeys mitunter etwas umständlich ist. Aufgrund der drei Charakterklassen und den dadurch immer leicht unterschiedlichen Spielverlauf ist die Motivation jedoch gegeben, „Nox“ noch ein zweites oder drittes Mal durchzuspielen. Die Quests sorgen außerdem bei dem in Kapiteln unterteilten Abenteuer für erheblich mehr Substanz, als das auf Dauer etwas ermüdende Schlachtfest in „Diablo“. Der Multi-Modus ist dagegen weitaus weniger fesselnd — und das Fehlen einer kooperativen Spielvariante gegen computergesteuerte Kreaturen gänzlich unbegreiflich. Trotz aller Abstriche ist „Nox“ aber immer noch ein ideales Game, um sich die Wartezeit auf „Diablo II“ stilvoll zu verkürzen.
Nox offers a great deal to the single and multiplayer experience, although I thought it was unfortunate there was no cooperative Quest mode. The impressive variety of spells, special abilities, and toys to play with lend the game a whole heck of a lot of replay value. My only complaint is that the single player game could easily have been a more exploratory game as all of the areas are actually linked together. You can't leave whatever area you happen to be in due to blocked passages and locked doors. Despite this, Nox features intriguing gameplay and a thrilling multiplayer experience.
Jeuxvideo.com (Mar 09, 2000)
Un dernier mot aussi sur le ton et l'ambiance qu'a voulu donner Westwood à son jeu. Utilisant assez souvent un ton décalé, l'univers est à la fois rempli d'absurdité amusante et de sérieux heroic-fantasy classique. Le mélange est détonnant et la réalisation tient assez la route pour que le tout soit crédible.
Nachdem Diablo 2 vermutlich erst in der zweiten Jahreshälfte erscheint, stellt sich gar nicht die Frage, welches der beiden Spiele besser ist, denn bis dahin hat jeder Nox mehrfach durchgespielt. Spaß macht es in jedem Fall, vorausgesetzt Sie stehen auch auf schnelle 2D-Actionspiele, in denen Reaktion und Hand-Augen-Koordination ähnlich viel zählen wie die richtige Kampfstrategie. Eine überzeugende Charakterentwicklung und andere Rollenspielelemente habe ich vermisst. Dadurch hätte Westwood die Motivation leicht noch steigern können. Schade ist auch, dass Sie im Mehrspielermodus nur gegeneinander und nicht die Kampagne spielen können, weil dadurch die Charakterentwicklung komplett wegfällt und alle einfach in der Maximalstufe beginnen.
ComputerGamers.com (Jan 01, 2001)
Kudos to Westwood for this outing, and if they can continue on in this fashion, their place among first class Role Playing Game producers may not be completely out of reach. They still have a long road to walk before I can forgive them for Lands of Lore II and III, but Nox goes a long way toward restoring my faith.
Nox ist die Empfehlung für all jene, die schon die ganze Zeit nach Diablo 2 schmachten. Da die Veröffentlichung von Diablo 2 vor August mehr als unwahrscheinlich ist, ist Nox der ideale Zeitvertreib bis dahin. Wem Darkstone zu wenig Action bot, wird sich auch bei Nox wohl fühlen.
Het had een Diablo-light kunnen zijn, maar in de plaats daarvan zetten de makers van Nox een spel neer dat rustig op zichzelf kan staan.
GameStar (Germany) (Feb, 2000)
Westwoods Dungeon-Hatz ist mehr als ein Achtungserfolg, nämlich ein richtig gutes Action-Rollenspiel, das sich vor dem übermächtigen Vorbild Diablo nicht zu verstecken braucht: So viel Spaß hatte ich in diesem Genre lange nicht mehr! Für die umständliche Steuerung sollte man den Programmierern allerdings eins mit der Keule überbraten. Warum muß ich erst neben einen Gegenstand rennen, um ihn aufzunehmen? Warum legt mein Held nicht gleich die aufgesammelte bessere Rüstung an? Das kann ich im Solomodus noch verknusen; bei den ansonsten sehr guten Deathmatches verliere ich aber wertvolle Sekunden. Wenn mein Gegner mich beim Klamottenwechseln erwischt, bin ich im Nu ein Aschehäufchen. Sei’s drum: Die paar Schwächen ändern nichts daran, daß Nox das derzeit beste und abwechslungsreichste Action-Rollenspiel ist – zumindest, bis Diablo 2 endlich in die Läden kommt. Weil bis dahin aber gut und gerne noch einige Monate ins Land gehen können, sollten Sie Nox unbedingt ausprobieren.
Game Revolution (Feb 01, 2000)
NOX is a straightforward, fun game. The action elements are fettered only by some slight RPG ingredients which effectively add the depth that is needed to keep your attention and make slashing yet another sprite-based-beasty a thrill every time. It's not revolutionary or real obsession material, but it sure is good, sweet fun.
Gamer's Pulse (Mar 10, 2000)
Westwood Studios have dodged the clone label by a long shot with Nox. It is nice to know they decided to create a new game instead of copying the tried and true method. As a result, we have a new game which will be sure to affect future games. The three classes and their various abilities are a blast to play and not one class stands out as being superior to the others. The excellent graphics help to showcase the game to the public, and then the excellent gameplay sucks them right into the world of Nox. If you are still waiting for me to say whether the game is worth it, it is, so go out and buy it now! I will see you on the Nox battlefield -- if you see me, GW-MackD, say Hello!
Anfängliches verhaltenes Nörgeln (zu kleine Figuren, umständliche Bedienung, gewöhnungsbedürftiges "True-Vision"-Feature) weicht wachsender Begeisterung, hervorgerufen durch die stimmige Atmosphäre, die gelungene Sprachausgabe, die detaillierte Grafik und die abwechslungsreichen Levels. Zwar erlaubt der dürftige Rollenspiel-Anteil keine Heldenentwicklung nach eigenem Wunsch, und ein gemeinsames Monster-Klopfen mit Freunden ist auch nicht möglich, dafür bringen die drei unterschiedlichen Solo-Abenteuer aber jede Menge kurzweiliges Spielvergnügen.
Power Unlimited (May, 2000)
Ik heb me prima vermaakt met dit grappige spel. De vele rare wezens, je eigen manier van spelen en de weirde magie maken deze game vanaf de start direkt lekker speelbaar en houdt bovendien de aandacht lang vast.
PC Games (Germany) (Feb, 2000)
Nox ist ein spaßiges und äußerst kurzweiliges Spiel, dem es aber leider ein wenig an Tiefgang mangelt. Besonders die Kampagne des Kämpfers enttäuscht schon nach kurzer Zeit durch eine Aneinanderreihung monotoner Klickorgien. Die beiden anderen Charakterklassen bieten mehr Komplexität, aber eigentlich gelingt es nur dem Beschwörer, ein wenig frischen Wind ins Genre zu bringen. Richtig Laune macht dagegen der witzige und abwechslungsreiche Mehrspielermodus. der mit einer Vielzahl origineller Ideen aufwarten kann. Hätten die Entwickler ein wenig von dieser Innovationsfreude auch in die Einzelspieler-Missionen investiert, hätten wir es bei Nox mit einem hundertprozentigen Hit zu tun. So aber werden wohl viele lieber weiter auf Diablo 2 warten.
GameSpot (Feb 22, 2000)
Nox could easily have been a game with a few original ideas that devolved into a hastily developed, derivative, and uninteresting clone. Instead, the developers have taken the necessary time to create a unique and polished game that offers different and enjoyable single- and multiplayer experiences.
Even the arcade aspect isn't perfect - poor enemy targeting can leave warriors blindly hacking away, taking the skill out of combat. Multiplayer offers first-person shooter-type modes like Capture The Flag with up to 32 online players, but there's no co-op mode for the main adventure. Nox is a fun, lightweight RPG that's good for a quick hit or RPG newbies.
Nivelul2 (Apr 25, 2019)
Un joc cu o atmosferă aparte, ce a reușit să ma prindă rapid în mrejele sale. Nu îl recomandă complexitatea gameplay-ului, ci stilul său unic, cu detalii presărate din loc în loc, cu inamici diverși, cu un design grafic plăcut și o interfață primitoare, cu misiunile NPC-urilor mai complexe decât “Omoară 15 urși pentru că vreau să fac plăcintă cu ficat”. Să salvezi universul nu e un lucru ușor de făcut, mai ales când există atâtea universuri de salvat, dar întotdeauna m-aș întoarce să mai salvez încă o dată Noxul, chiar de-ar fi să ma dau cu capul de fiecare perete din întreg regatul.
Nox is an extremely solid game that has obviously been painstakingly play tested. Objects always seem to be in just the right spot, levels are designed with playability first, and all other features second. The single-player experience is well rounded, offers a decent storyline, and multi-character pathways that give it some replay value. The multiplayer aspects of Nox are strong and offer the action crowd a good deal of value. Hardcore role-playing enthusiasts will be disappointed in the lack of a cooperative multiplayer component and limited character management, but should revel in the blockbuster spellcasting and chaotic combat systems. Nox is a winner, and a fine first course meal for those that await for… Nah, let’s make this the review you read that doesn’t mention that “other” title.
The storyline grips you and keeps you playing to find out what happens next, while the music and sound effects combine with everything else to provide a very mystical and magical adventure. If you've yet to experience Nox, then sit for a spell and conjure up the strength to battle the fierce monsters of this world.
CyberJoy (Jun 14, 2000)
Dzięki możliwości ponownego ukończenia gry dwoma innymi postaciami, i doskonałemu trybowi multiplayer, w którym na serwerach Westwood może spotkać się aż do 31 graczy, Nox jest grą rewelacyjną. W trybie gry dla jednego gracza też dostarcza ona mnóstwo zabawy. Pozostaje nam już tylko iść po nią do sklepu...
incite PC Gaming (May, 2000)
With a little more originality, it would have been deserving of our highest score. That said, Nox is a well-polished game that provides a highly compelling gameplay experience, albeit one ripe with Diablo déjà vu. At the very least it should satiate your action/RPG appetite until Diablo II ships.
It’s unfair to simply dismiss NOX as a DIABLO clone, since the game had been in development limbo for years prior to its acquisition by Westwood. Westwood acquired the orphaned NOX following the dissolution of Virgin Interactive’s U.S. gaming division, and the company has done a great job finalizing the game. Even though it likely could have been released several months ago, the additional attention to detail put into the game has resulted in a streamlined interlace, solid single-player campaigns and, overall, a considerably more polished product. Even the installation program is almost as interesting as the great one that shipped with the original COMMAND & CONQUER. NOX could easily have been a game with a few original ideas that devolved into a hastily developed, derivative, uninteresting clone. Instead, the developers have taken the necessary time to create a unique game that offers different and enjoyable single- and multiplayer experiences.
While chewing a path through hordes of devilish monstrosities certainly has its charm, it's a charm that eventually grows tiresome. Nox Quest has nearly endless replayability, but chances are you will move on to something new long before you run out of game. Westwood's free offering isn't spectacular, but it's an enjoyable diversion, and it's free. Aside from the occasional lag problems and repetitive gameplay, it's certainly worth checking out. If you aren't expecting anything extraordinary, it won't disappoint you. It's always good to see companies support their products.
Imperium Gier (May 03, 2000)
No więc podsumowując można powiedzieć, że Nox jest całkiem przyzwoitą grą może brakuje jej trochę do miana dobrego RPG'a, ale gra się miło. Wspaniała grafika i dźwięk i przyjazny interfejs to cechy obok których nie powinniśmy przejść obojętnie. Mroczny klimat powinien przypaść do gustu chyba każdemu fanu Diablo.

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