NightCaster II: Equinox

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NightCaster II: Equinox
NightCaster II Equinox Xbox Cover.jpg
Developer(s)Team Schadenfreude
  • NA: December 11, 2002
  • EU: June 6, 2003
Genre(s)Action role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

NightCaster II: Equinox is a third-person, action role-playing game (RPG) for the Xbox, that was developed by Team Schadenfreude and published by Jaleco. It is the direct sequel to NightCaster.


NightCaster II features a unique dual analog control system that lets a player maneuver their character in one direction while accurately aiming spells in another direction. It also features two-player cooperative gameplay where players can battle armies of enemies, made up of 35 different creatures, using melee attacks and more than 32 spells from four elementally opposed schools of magic: Fire & Water, and Dark & Light.


Aggregate score
Review scores
AllGame2/5 stars[2]
Game Informer5.75/10[3]
GamePro3.5/5 stars[4]
OXM (UK)4.5/10[10]
OXM (US)7.9/10[9]
X-Play1/5 stars[11]

NightCaster II: Equinox received "generally unfavorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1] Matthew Gallant of GameSpot called it "a big step backward for the series in just about every respect."[6]


  1. ^ a b "Nightcaster II: Equinox for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "NightCaster II: Equinox - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 17, 2014. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "NightCaster II: Equinox". Game Informer. No. 118. February 2003. p. 105.
  4. ^ Pong Sifu (January 2, 2003). "Nightcaster II: Equinox Review for Xbox on". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 6, 2005. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "NightCaster II: Equinox". GamesMaster. 2003.
  6. ^ a b Gallant, Matthew (January 13, 2003). "Nightcaster II: Equinox Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  7. ^ Raymond, Justin (January 3, 2003). "Nightcaster II: Equinox - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on September 21, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  8. ^ Hwang, Kaiser (December 12, 2002). "Nightcaster 2 [sic] Review". IGN. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  9. ^ "NightCaster II: Equinox". Official Xbox Magazine. February 2003. p. 80.
  10. ^ "NightCaster II: Equinox". Official Xbox Magazine UK. 2003.
  11. ^ Hudak, Chris (January 27, 2003). "'Nightcaster II: Equinox' (Xbox) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on April 15, 2003. Retrieved July 10, 2017.

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