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

By Gameloft

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NEWLY UPGRADED FOR iPHONE 4 with optimized graphics for the Retina display & gyroscope support for innovative controlling and aiming precision.

**IGN - Best Action Game of the Year: "A slam-bang action game that draws a new line in the sand"
**Pocket Gamer - 9/10 + Gold Award: "Extraordinarily polished gameplay and high production values guarantee a blast"
**Touch Arcade: " One of the most ambitious iPhone games I've played so far"
The most revolutionary sci-fi FPS for your iPhone & iPod Touch!

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

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.

Plunge into an unparalleled gaming experience!

- 13 insane levels
- 5 radically different environments, from the real to the fantasic - 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 in certain levels
- An intense drama sustained by transitional cinematics and character voices

- Play locally or online via Wi-Fi or Local Bluetooth connection
- 1-4 player Deathmatch (1-2 players via Bluetooth connection)
- 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
- 4 control schemes
- Customizable interface

N.O.V.A., the Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, wants you to support the fight!
Enlist on Twitter @NOVA_fps
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What's New in Version 1.4.8

Updated for iOS 5

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Customer Reviews

Whats wrong with sound?

Wow I just upgraded to iPod touch 5 running 7.0.6 and downloaded this game that I've played through many times in the past and wow the sound makes it unplayable! The words just keep getting repeated over and over again. Only way to stop it is to pause it but then soon as someone speaks the same thing happens again and again. This is only the first nova game I won't purchase the other 2 nova's until you fix this MAJOR FLAW IN THE SOUND! Gameloft is the best iOS has to offer for shooting games so this is disappointing to say the least. This should not happen this game is old and I had no problems on my previous apple devices. SO GAMELOFT PLEASE FIX! I won't purchase any more GAMELOFT titles until this gets updated obviously they are not ready for iOS 7.0.6 get it together GAMELOFT or you will lose many loyal customers! GREAT GAME BUT STAY AWAY IF YOU ARE RUNNING IOS 7.0.6

Lost all Achievements

The game was pretty nice for the most part, but I was never too engaged in it. Maybe it's just the fact that I'm not a huge fan of Halo, and to me, I was basically just running around shooting things and shooting until the end with not much else going on. Of course this review isn't really fair I guess since I never bothered to try the multiplayer, but I'm not always one for the multiplayer experience.

By the way, I lost all my achievements somehow... I had almost every one of them, which is mainly what brought my rating down. Also one problem I find with Gameloft games is that if you got the achievement for playing the game through on the hardest difficulty, you still have to plat it through again on medium and easy to get the achievements for those difficulties.


They fixed it! Now runs perfectly, no crashes anymore! Still one of the best iOS shooters, although I think Mass Effect Infiltrator has stolen the #1 spot. This is a very close 2nd!

When I first got this game, I gave it 5 stars. It's the best FPS in the app store, even better than N.O.V.A. 2 in my opinion. But after the iOS 5.0 update, this game doesn't play at all. I open it up, and the Gameloft logo pops up over and over again. If you fix this for iOS5, I will give back my 5 star rating, but for now, I can't play it!!!

This is my new favorite game EVER. It has incredible graphics, easy controls, and intriguing plot. The weapons are great, and the enemies are hard but not frustratingly so. Overall, this game is almost perfect. I wish the sniper rifle and rocket launcher could hold more rounds, but otherwise, this game is perfect. Well worth the $4.99 spent. Also, it has infinite replayability, as the maps are so large that they never get old. This game should be #1 on Apple's list of Must-Have games!!!

N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Dec 07, 2011
  • Version: 1.4.8
  • Size: 341 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Seller: Gameloft
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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