Nightcaster II: Equinox Xbox

Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
Buy On
  1. 70
    With more bump mapping and shading combined with beautiful particle and lighting effects, Nightcaster II's visuals are a few steps ahead of the prequel's, but overall the graphics look plain and at times muddy.
  2. Play Magazine
    60
    A tough-as-nails, manic, top-down shooter (something I always have room for) with a deep magic system and a healthy (yet somewhat misplaced) techno soundtrack in tow. [Mar 2003, p.65]
  3. Game Informer
    58
    Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this one or there's a good chance that your Xbox will come to life, beat you to a bloody pulp, and steal all of your valued possessions. [Feb 2003, p.105]
  4. Xbox Nation Magazine
    50
    Marginally better than the last. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.84]

Awards & Rankings

#80 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Ermanewfy
    May 7, 2005
    10
    This game is the most beautiful game ever made.
  2. ZakW.
    Nov 15, 2003
    6
    Much more action-packed than the first, however, more undeveloped. This game could have been the best Gauntlet-like game available had more Much more action-packed than the first, however, more undeveloped. This game could have been the best Gauntlet-like game available had more time been put into it. I think overall, it took 4-5 hours to beat. Full Review »
  3. BobH.
    Feb 11, 2003
    6
    Let it be known that I hated the first Nightcaster. But even though this sequel is MUCH better than the first one, it still has its flaws.