You are NUX, sole survivor of the Nexon warrior tribe. The evil Silthax has invaded your home world of Nexolus, devoured your fellow Nexons and stolen the sacred power crystals from your village.
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Mostly Negative (363 reviews) - 35% of the 363 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 26, 2006

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About This Game

You are NUX, sole survivor of the Nexon warrior tribe. The evil Silthax has invaded your home world of Nexolus, devoured your fellow Nexons and stolen the sacred power crystals from your village.

Legend states that these crystals contain the power of life itself, and have protected your people for an eternity. They may even have the power to reverse the damage that the Silthax has done.

With your home in ruins and only your ship and your trusty blaster to protect you, here begins your final mission. Hunt down this vile creature, rid the galaxy of its evil and recover the power crystals!

Features:

  • 3 fun-filled game modes
  • Shoot, fly & explore on foot
  • Amazing claymation graphics
  • 4 planets to explore
  • 13 Action-packed levels

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium® or AMD® 1.3 GHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32MB 3D Video Card
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Mostly Negative (363 reviews)
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Beridok
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
It's very bad, read in other's reviews.
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hugojmaia
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Forced 4:3 low resulution.
Game doesn't let go of the mouse once you alt + tab.
Audio is only on the right side.

This suffers from a lot of problems, plain technical issues which are just inexcusable by today's standard.
Release date says 2006, keep in mind this is 8 years after the first half-life came around and by that time we already had a ton of games that were alt+tab friendly. That year as well, I remember buying a 5:4 17 inch 1280 by 1024 monitor which wasn't even top of the line at the time.

Releasing this without any code update for today's standards forever banishes it to only be accired at 5% of the price or lower.
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B a l l a g e
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
This game is bad.
The gameplay is bad and sometimes the game is broken so you have to restart the game. And too expensive this game so you have to wait for a good deal if you want to buy it but that is expensive too.
But you can get trading cards so that is good.
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выдра
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
Ok game for time wasting. Nothing special. Graphics are bad and controls don't work like they should. There is no windowed mode and that is always bad thing if game is bad optimized. Price must be joke because this game is not worth that money.
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Pale Dolphin
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
Unfortunately, the game is utterly broken. I've tried to launch it on 4 PCs and 1 laptop, and everywhere I had the same error: game was flashing between Main Menu and High Scores. Even when I managed to launch it by rapidly tapping Space and Enter, the game quit to main menu and started to flash between it and the high scores again.

The game was deserted by it's developer, so I doubt we'll have any fix for that.

I won't rate this game, because I wasn't able to play it, but I highly not recommend anyone to buy it, since it's just not working, simple as that.
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B-rabbit
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
got game free .... ideal master!!
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kobaini94
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
Best mouse lock simulator ever!
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cris holland
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Hopefully I received the game for free. It's not the worst game on steam but.. it's bad.
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Sixa
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 3
Worst game i ever play don't buy this game
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Loaf Broke
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
Look at the screenshots
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alexlucibello
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
[ENG] No... just no. Like Platypus, this game is very badly done. It looks a bit more interesting than Platypus but it's still a mess. The elements on the backgrounds are very confusing, you can't recognize if some elements are enemies or just background things (at least at the first level, i'm not brave enough to play this game seriously). Plus all the same negative aspects in Platypus. And finally, can't even leave the game to idle because the mouse won't move when you minimized the game :D

[ITA] No... ma proprio no. Come Platypus, anche questo gioco è veramente un disastro. Magari sembra un pò più interessante ma è comunque un disastro. Gli elementi grafici di sfondo si confondono, non si riesce nemmeno a capire se i nemici siano veri o no (almeno al primo livello, non sono abbastanza coraggioso da voler giocare seriamente questo obbrobrio). Ovviamente tutto questo si somma agli stessi aspetti negativi presenti anche in Platypus. E per finire, non si può nemmeno lasciare il gioco in background perchè il mouse non si può muovere :D
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Raf99
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
WORST GAME EVER MADE. Very very serious.
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QuantizedAnson
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
Just a pile of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.
When you idle the game and ALT+TABed , you cannot move the mouse on normal Windows screen.
As the Main Menu shows a High Score board when you're away from keyboard , you will realize this game is designed for Arcade.
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Thomas The Dank Engine
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 1
Game is gud.
But it is broken, you can´t Alt+Tab it.
It is not cheap. (I got it for free)
BUT IT HAZ TRADING CARDZ.
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Boxa
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 31
This game is not horribly as the reviews makes it seems to be. Most of the people who complain is about the mouse lock, that happens when you alt+tab the game. (Even though they are too lazy to search for a solution to this, since you just have to open the steam overlay and alt+tab).

This game has some nice aspects to it. Although too easy in the first level, it is kinda relaxing, the music is good (until it repeats), the play dough makes the game looks really cool. It is a very easy shmup at first.
And then it turns itself into a bad game. The descend into planet level is pretty bad and hard to control, you can't really move that well and it makes the game really difficult and precise, since you need to play it very slow to reach the places. Any touch in anything and your ship explodes.

That was a poor decision of a game and because of that I don't really find the game atractive at all. This one kind of level can spoil every other thing of the game. But, it is really not that bad, it should deserve at least a bit better rank. Yet, I can't recommend it, even in a sale.
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Bandicoot
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
Has potential to be a well known game in the early 1990s. Too bad we're in 2016.

Cons:
- 4:3 display ratio
- Horrible sprites. Even Chicken Invaders looked better back in those days.
- Sprite classes aren't different enough. They act mostly the same.
- Bosses fill half of your screen, probably for intensifying intensity.

Pros:
+ around 1200 fps on GTX 860M
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Annie M - Rip Social Life 1OCT
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 28
Sometimes it remembers me Hentai.
10/10
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SeidelRyan >#CashedOut
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 22
I dont like it ..
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General FN-9725
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 14
I really don't know what to say, oh wait......

Ah nux

yeah......that was bad
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This game is bad.
The gameplay is bad and sometimes the game is broken so you have to restart the game. And too expensive this game so you have to wait for a good deal if you want to buy it but that is expensive too.
But you can get trading cards so that is good.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
- no windowed mode
- can't alt-tab
- the damn thing lanched in full screen with very low resolution and screws up all your other opened desktop windows

Playing the first level of the game also makes it clear the game is nothing special; and even if it had great content, it would not matter as the top three issues just can't be excused. The developer and publisher should be ashamed to try to sell something that is in this state and forces 1990's display resolution on PC's in 2015.

Avoid until they post that they fixed the display/resolution issues.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
As much as I like the graphics and the unique idea behind this game I can't recommend it to anyone.

Nux is a old-school Shoot 'Em Up mixed with action-platforming and cave flying levels. It's an interesting idea to have different kind of levels in one game and it almost works. Just almost.

Nux is pretty broken game in many ways. Sound only comes from one side (no, your headset is not broken), the balance of the game is very strange making the game not feel fluent and a little bit weird to hop in to a new level that has compeletely new design, speed and style to play it.

I guess Nux is worth picking up if you plan on buying the Platypus Mega Pack which has two pretty great games (Platypus 1 and 2) but as a standalone game Nux doesn't hold up to it's high price. Even though 6€ isn't that bad price for a game nowadays it is still high price for Nux.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
Ehh... no.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Cute graphics with terrible sound/audio and gameplay is meh
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
not really fun game, same as other top down shooters but simplified and yes, alt tabbing doesn't work but if you enter the game and alt tab as you're playing you can idle correctly
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
It has Trading Cards 17/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
I really don't know what to say, oh wait......

Ah nux

yeah......that was bad
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
55 of 64 people (86%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2015
Best what this game offers is Steam cards. But even if you want to run it in background, you'll probably lose control of your mouse.
The rest of it is even worse.

VERDICT:
Run it only if you like to suffer.

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52 of 62 people (84%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
The game is broken. You can't even leave it to idle because the mouse won't move when you minimized the game
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28, 2015
The Good
Clay models and basic animation is nice.
Sound seemed reasonable.
I played with Easy difficulty and found it was the closest match between issues with controls and game play performance.

The Bad
Controls are a little quirkly/jittery for my liking.
Game can't make up it's mind what type it is, as each world type (akin to Super Mario Bros.) has a level of each in order being a 2D scrolling shooter, rocket lander, a 2d platform game before finishing off with another 2D scrolling shooter level with a defeat the boss end scenario.
Application does not stay in it's own little sandbox, taking away mouse performance from the rest of the host Operating System until it is closed.

The Ugly
I gave it a No recommendation as I didn't find the game enjoyable. The game application taking away mouse performance means I have to leave it active for Steam Card acquisition, nor if it was in better shape be able to multitask like I prefer to do with most games (highly recommend Bejewed 3 or Battlepaths, run those in Windowed mode).

TL/DR - Grab it for the cards, only if you can acquire the game cheap or (my recommended value) free.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 18, 2015
The good: The unqiue *clay* ghraphics.
The bad: this game is completly unstable.
Even worse than Platypus 2. Get Platypus instead.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
Had to check if my headset was broken because the audio was only playing in one ear. Found out it was the game, not my headset. Cannot ALT-TAB out of the game because it locks your mouse into a small region on your desktop, annoying much? Loaded the game later on only to get an Error! Failed to load sky2-0.png. Really? I can't play the game now because of an image file error? Idled the error screen for cards, because that way I could play or do something else and have full use of my mouse. Uninstalled for life.
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36 of 50 people (72%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2015
Dear dev:

My left ear salutes you.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
The sound is only coming out of ONE speaker? I can't minimize the game to do something else on my computer without losing control of the mouse? It would be different if the game were decent in any way. It's not. It seems like someone made this as some sort of learning experiment. Pass on this.
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34 of 49 people (69%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
I can't even idle properly because the mouse locks up in one place on the screen when the game is minimized.
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20 of 25 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
First of all, just like Platypus 2, all sound in Nux comes out of only the right speaker/headphone. I ended up turning my headphones up to max volume and placing them in front of the keyboard.

Now why did I play this for the hour it took to beat? I dunno. There are three games in here - a vertical sh'mup, a sidescrolling platformer, and a "lander". None of the three are very good.

Lander feels best, and looks the best. It's no wonder that most of the screenshot on the store page are of Lander levels. It is also absurdly difficult and the main reason I had to switch to Easy difficulty, and start the game "anew" from each unlocked planet to ensure I had enough lives. Don't expect to beat the game in an hour if you play on Normal - you'll have lots and lots of retries taking up your time.

And after beating the final boss you are treated to "The End" and dumped to the main menu. Then again, why have any cutscene when there's no story?
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
I wanted to drop cards and during the dropping time to give this game a chance. But the game didn't want me to do it. After seeing a company logo it welcomed me with a broken menu flashing alternately with leaderboards. Since it was ablolutely unplayable I gave up and alt-tabbed it. Irrationaly, even minimized, the game couldn't just let the cards drop peacefully and broke my mouse movements making doing anything almost impossible.

As for the ridiculous Steam price... Wait. I received the game for free. Hopefully. As for me this game is not worth a cent since it's broken and breaks everything around.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2015
Another Shoot 'Em Up game called 'Nux'.

I like the 'clay' graphics but other then that the game is really unstable. There are graphical glitches and sound only comes from the right speaker.

Could've been a nice shooter, get "platypus" instead.
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