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N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD

By Gameloft

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IGN’s Action Game of the Year is now available for your iPad!
The premier sci-fi FPS on iPad takes full advantage of the device’s capabilities for optimal fluidity and staggering graphics, creating the most impressive gaming experience to date.

With Earth no longer able to sustain life, huge artificial satellites called “near-orbitals” were constructed for people to live on. To protect themselves, the near-orbitals banded together to form N.O.V.A., the Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance. Now, a strange threat has emerged from the darkness of space. A Marine ship, reported missing just a week ago, has suddenly reappeared and is headed directly for the near-orbitals, ignoring all communications. Against his will, retired Marine hero Kal Wardin is forcefully returned to active duty to prevent mankind's annihilation.

Get ready for unparalleled action on the iPad!

- Curve your grenade’s trajectory with the new 2-finger-based throwing move
- Perform multiple surgical kills at once with multi-target acquisition
- More intuitive than ever, thanks to numerous multi-touch controls on-screen

- 13 insane levels
- 5 environments, from the real to the fantastic: Jungle, snow mountains, spaceship, bunker, and an alien city
- 6 weapons: Assault rifle, shotgun, sniper rifle, handgun, rocket launcher and plasma gun – plus grenades & machine gun turrets on certain levels

- 1-4 player Deathmatch locally or online on 5 different maps
- Play against your friends or the entire world through Gameloft LIVE!
- Worldwide leaderboards in the game & on the official website,

- Full 3D rendered environments enhanced by highly detailed graphics
- 3 basic control schemes, plus a fully customizable interface
- An intense drama enhanced by cinematics and character voices

Join the fight for mankind's survival against the aggressive aliens known as Judgers in this immersive space opera.

N.O.V.A., the Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, wants you to support the fight!
Enlist on Twitter: @NOVA_fps
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Also available from Gameloft on the iPad: Asphalt 5, Real Soccer 2010, Modern Combat: Sandstorm, NFL 2010, Dungeon Hunter and Let's Golf!

Certain apps allow you to purchase virtual items within the app and may contain third party advertisements that may redirect you to a third party site.

What's New in Version 1.0.7

Compatible with iOS 5.0.1

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Customer Reviews

Far from Nova 2

Ok, I must admit that I started with NOVA 2 and liked it so much that I tried this one...

This is still a good game, but the graphics quality are really average (far from the quality of NOVA 2). The game play is also really hard: I'm used to the gyroscope of NOVA 2, where we can move and turn to change the point of view and aim... It's really hard, speacially when we have a lot of enemies, to turn, strafe, fire and all at the same time with just two fingers...

Finally, like another user before (at least), if I leave the game by pressing the HOME button, it does't save it; so I have to start back from the start of the game... Leaving by going to the main menu before exiting the game seem to correct that bug, though.

I wanted to try this one before going with NOVA 3 (cheaper and NOVA 3 is really big and I don't have much space left on my iPad), but I think my patience won't last long enough and I'll buy the NOVA 3 before I finish this one...

Keeps crashing

That was a waste of $5. I'm running iOS 6.1.1, and it keeps crashing whenever I try to restart the game. Horrible, I'll be calling visa to report fraud.


5$ for this I think Im going to delete it because it's glitchy repeats the last word from a cutscene and it's not as good as the third or second also NOBODY IS ONLINE FOR MULTIPLAYER.

N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Mar 21, 2012
  • Version: 1.0.7
  • Size: 163 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Seller: Gameloft
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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