Nox is an action role-playing game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Electronic Arts in 2000 for Microsoft Windows. It details the story of a young man from Earth named Jack who is pulled into a high fantasy parallel universe and has to defeat the evil sorceress Hecubah and her army of Necromancers if he is ever to return home. Depending on the player's choice of character class at the beginning of the game (warrior, conjurer, or wizard), the game follows three largely different linear storylines, each leading to its own unique ending. In the multiplayer, players can compete against each other in various game modes (such as deathmatch and capture the flag) or cooperate against computer-controlled monsters in the "Quest" mode introduced with the latest patch. The game received generally positive reviews from the critics and media.