Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    90
    An impressive, fun single player and full online multiplayer make this unmissable. [Mar 2011, p.94]
  2. Mar 30, 2011
    75
    But those controls are what I keep coming back to. Frankly, I really detest playing an iOS game that has virtual buttons. Gameloft has done what it can, but this is far from an ideal platform for first person shooters.
  3. 90
    It's easy to knock Gameloft for blatantly ripping off other games, but you have to be impressed with the level of quality in which they do it. And while N.O.V.A. borrows more than a few ideas from the Halo series, it also shows that iOS is more than capable of delivering a full console experience that can easily stand on its own.
  4. Mar 17, 2011
    90
    N.O.V.A. 2 is big, brash and mighty impressive. If you're looking for the ultimate First Person Shooter on iOS you don't need to look any further. It's a game that should be in every serious gamer's collection.
User Score
4.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Mar 6, 2013
    4
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    http://www.metacritic.com/game/ios/nova-2---near-orbit-vanguard-alliance-hd/user-reviews ut those controls are what I
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    http://www.metacritic.com/game/ios/nova-2---near-orbit-vanguard-alliance-hd/user-reviews
    ut those controls are what I keep coming back to. Frankly, I really detest playing an iOS game that has virtual buttons. Gameloft has done what it can, but this is far from an ideal platform for first person shooters.ut those controls are what I keep coming back to. Frankly, I really detest playing an iOS game that has virtual buttons. Gameloft has done what it can, but this is far from an ideal platform for first person shooters.
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