Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked.
User reviews: Very Positive (190 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 17, 2012

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About This Game

Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards, and playable content from Christmas NiGHTS, this beloved title is back and better than ever.

Key Features:

  • Hd Dreams

    See NiGHTS come to life like never before with HD graphics and widescreen. All 7 original dreams have been enhanced for an invigorated gameplay experience.

  • Christmas Nights
    Experience the holiday season early with playable content from Christmas NiGHTS.

  • Achievements and Leaderboards
    Track your progress against the most dedicated NiGHTS fans in the world.

  • Saturn Dreams
    Long-time fans can re-play the game in its original form.

  • Extras

    The Movie Theater and Gallery offer a behind-the-scenes look at the story and artwork that make NiGHTS into dreams… so special.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/Win7/Win 8
    • Processor:Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz/Athlon 64 3000+ or Equivalent & above
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 8600/AT Radeon HD3650) & above
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:2GB Memory required on Vista
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce GTS250/ATI Radeon HD 4850) & above
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:2GB Memory required on Vista
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
This has been one of my favourite games since the Saturn, and this version is pretty much the same game with shinier graphics. I haven't had any technical problems with it so far and the controller is smoother to play with than a Saturn controller. NiGHTs is difficult to compare with other games, it is like a platformer but with lots of flashy acrobatic flying around the screen instead of jumping. The system will take a lot of getting used to but after that it's actually quite a simple game to play. It is good for short play sessions, most of the challenge will come from trying to beat your own scores as the process of completing the game is quite easy. The story and world are fun, you are in a dream world being invaded by nightmares, it ranges from chill-out to surreal to faintly creepy. There is no death, only running out of time, but the timing can be very tight and enemies will knock 5 seconds off your 120 second time limit. The music is pretty cool, if a little experimental.
Posted: September 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
As a Sega Saturn fan you MUST have this game, It-s very interesting to see the HD conversion, althought the classic Saturn version is there for you to enjoy, along with the christmas nights, wich is fantastic. I would say I bought it more because of nostalgia than anything else, still I think is an excellent choice to buy it if you ever played before, or just if you wanna have a little piece of gaming history that SEGA helped us have
Posted: September 26
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I'm a huge NiGHTS fan, I have to recommend this game. Although, I feel the best way to experience NiGHTS is on the Saturn. Maybe I'm a little biased on that, but it simply has more options, specifically the a-life music changing from Christmas NiGHTS. If you just want to experience the atmosphere and high speed fun for a one off. This will definitely work for you.

The bad part is, you can't change the resolution and there's no graphics settings.

On the plus side, they fixed the ps2 glitches and it runs very smooth. It also supports an xbox controller.

I haven't played this game too indepth because it's impossible to play without a controller for me. People are definitely cheating on Elliott's Dream in Christmas NiGHTS. There's no way you can reach more than roughly 800,000 points in that level. I assure you, I spent several hours mastery that zone with others back when scoreattack was up(a website for NiGHTS Saturn highscores). So when I'm seeing high scores in the millions and roll over to over 10 million. Something is definitly amiss there.
Posted: October 24
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Without a doubt one of the absolute greatest games ever made. For one moment in history, all of Sonic Team's aesthetic ambitions gelled into something other-worldly.
Posted: September 30
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
One. Word. For. This. Game.

NOSTALGIC.

Played when I was a kid, playing again when I am an adult. Flooded of memories.
Love.
Posted: October 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Super old game surprised its here on steam now, i use to play this on Sega Saturn when that console was actually.....well a console lol. For an older game it has tight controlls and is a time attack game, if you dont like suqeezing every last second out of a game this one is not for you.
Posted: October 24
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
I have no idea what's going on, but it's captivating and I like it. Controls feel great and the soundtrack is super upbeat. Reading the manual — or "How to play" — is probably a good idea. (Never played NiGHTS before, so no nostalgia factor here.)
Posted: October 24
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Game plays very well with an analog controller, You need the XBOX 360 Controller or your out of luck playing with a keyboard it wont work well. - However I feel that this game is locked at 30 FPS and you cant achieve higher performance even though you have the higher end hardware. The good news though its very smooth and fluid and stays true to the original Sega Saturn game. The only complain that I have is that in Sega Saturn Mode- the game is not a true emulation - its a remake using texture mapping without filtering - nothing more. I guess Saturn Emulation is hard to achieve. While there are many emulators out there they require a high system requirement and even at that you don't get accurate results. Nonetheless though , if you want a trip down memory lane , its here for you , but if you know how to beat the Sega Saturn game, you will finish this in mere moments......
Posted: June 7
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
okay but being a little drunk and high at 2 am on a monday and experiencing NiGHTS for the first time is probably going to be an experience i remember for the rest of my life

just. a purposefully un-gendered purple character defeating the insecurities of children that manifest in their dreams in a rampaging world of colors and textures that defies common gameworld conceptions of dimensions and movement

there is nothing else like it

i was not prepared and now nothing will ever be the same
Posted: June 12
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
It's Awesome to see the Classic Sega Saturn Title remade in HD and brought for us Sega Fans and Nights Fans. : D The HD Re-Release is just as great as the original saturn version, And the extra content like being able to play the game with the updated graphics or the graphics of the Original Sega Saturn Version is just the icing on the cake! It also includes some of the content seen in the Christmas Nights into Dreams, the Original Bonus Disc for the Sega Saturn. Even if you already own the Saturn Version of the game (Which I do) or the PS2 Remake (which this HD Port is based off of) don't hesitate to pass this one up! : D It's worth going through this game again!
Posted: August 7
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
If you grew up with this game, this is a good conversion (though a controller is a must) and the HD graphics mode offers a nice, if subtle upgrade to the original graphics. However, like most of Sega's early 3D games (Virtua Fighter excluded), it was somewhat lacking in polish to begin with and as such hasn't stood the test of time well. I have a lot more respect for the team that did Journey of Dreams after revisiting this than I did before because, while that game failed spectacularly, the original NiGHTS didn't exactly give them a lot to work with. A lot of the reason why Journey of Dreams was bad is that NiGHTS itself, by modern standards, isn't very good.

I'm giving this a recommend, but that only applies if you're already familiar with the game and would like to play it again without dealing with old hardware. On that level, this succeeds abundantly, and I hope Sega will continue to do re-releases of their older games. But if you're not already a fan of NiGHTS, this is a skip. It's a product of a bygone era of gaming, and a company that was struggling to find its identity in a changing industry, and it shows. NiGHTS was clever and beautiful for its time, but now it mostly seems counterintuitive and dated.
Posted: May 31
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
This game makes me happy
Posted: July 7
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I honestly only bought the game so that I could relive my childhood. One of the most frustrating and nostalgic experiences. I remember reading the guide that was in a gamer magazine to tell me how to beat one of the bosses. The idea of being in a dream world with a vibrant and rich world and lively characters fascinated me along with the idea of a novel Sega game that wasn't sonic (don't get me wrong, I love sonic, but this was a nice breath of fresh air).

And let me tell ya how much BETTER it is to play with the graphics being more solid as opposed to the Sega Saturn! (which I still have with the original NiGhts into Dreams. And I didn't have the analog controller, so it was freaking hard. So is playing on a keyboard.)

So yeah, really only thing this can offer me is nostalgia.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
A sega saturn classic with Christmas NiGHTS included. It's got fun and wacky gameplay with a pretty and colorful atmosphere and some catchy tunes. It's an immediate classic.
Posted: May 30
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Managed to overcome my childhood trauma of not completing Nights because the CD was scratched as hell back then.

Nostalgia/10
Posted: June 22
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
I have no idea what the hell I'm doing.
Posted: May 20
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
I still have the original on Saturn

Great game and worth the buy.
Posted: May 22
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Still one of the best.
Posted: July 31
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
After you play this game, every game you play will never reach the new standards NiGHTS set for you.

You've been warned~
Posted: August 5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Great game with a great soundtrack, one of the best games of sega
loved it

10/10
Posted: July 20
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