N.O.V.A. 2 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance Image
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90

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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  • Summary: The ultimate sci-fi FPS is back! Get ready to step into a whole new level of gaming on your Apple device! BETTER, FASTER, STRONGER! - Meet new enemies with improved AI! Volterites’ new tactics make the gyroscope controls ideal - Master a larger range of weapons & powers - Much more diversified gameplay: run, shoot, fall, drive a motorbike, pilot a giant mech, and blast a laser - The more, the merrier, now with up to 10 players in 10 multiplayer maps - Build a career and rise through the multiplayer leaderboard - Explore new locations, offering amazing graphics, fully optimized for the Retina display - Enjoyed the first N.O.V.A. – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance? Be rewarded with extra bonuses. --------------------------------------------- IGN: "Using your sci-fi boom-boom is made easier thanks to the gyro, which Gameloft used to great effect." Pocket Gamer: "N.O.V.A. 2 promises to be the complete iPhone and iPod touch shooter experience." TouchGen: "Fans of the original are unlikely to be disappointed." --------------------------------------------- 6 years have passed since the events depicted in the first episode. Humanity is now thrown into a bloody civil war fought on one side by the central government of the Terran Orbitals and the self-appointed Human-Alien Alliance; a new organization with a mysterious origin and agenda. Kal Wardin left active service in N.O.V.A. years ago and now lives among the colonists of the desert planet Scorpius. But war never spares even the most peaceful places... AN UNPARALLELED SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN: - 12 chapters taking you through hostile, yet amazing environments of various Orbitals - Over a dozen weapons including the Dual Hand Guns, Assault Rifle, Shotgun, Automatic Shotgun, Sniper Rifle, Rocket Launcher, Grenade Launcher, Alien Plasma Gun, Alien Lightning Gun, Alien Laser Gun, Turrets, Frag Grenades and Mines - 3 special powers: Freeze, Slow Time and Disc for melee combat - A wide range of enemies with improved AI, for even more intense combats INTENSE MULTIPLAYER MODES: - 1~10 players online or locally - 5 modes: Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Freeze Tag, and InstaGib - Ranking & Perk systems - 10 maps on which to battle it out - Play against your friends or the entire world through Gameloft LIVE! - Worldwide leaderboards in the game & on the official website, www.near-orbit-vanguard-alliance.com EXCLUSIVE REWARDS FOR VETERAN PLAYERS If you played the first episode: - Jump into multiplayer with bonus XP, allowing you access to advanced weaponry - Unlock a special achievement on Gameloft LIVE! --------------------------------------------- Join the Game Hunter Challenge: Tweet: I found a new @Gameloft Game! N.O.V.A.2: http://j.mp/hiUJ8S #GameHunter178 Join the hunt: http://j.mp/aGk2Jx and follow @Gameloft! What's this? http://j.mp/aGk2Jx --------------------------------------------- JOIN THE FIGHT WITH MANY OTHER FANS! Enlist on Twitter @NOVA_fps Visit www.near-orbit-vanguard-alliance.com for more information. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 28, 2011
    100
    It's not leaps and bounds beyond what we've seen before, but as far as first-person shooters on the App Store go, N.O.V.A. 2 is the grandaddy of them all.
  2. Jan 28, 2011
    100
    N.O.V.A. 2 is a great sequel to what was a great game last year; the inclusion of a career-based online multiplayer gives the game a life well beyond the single-player, but don't rush in to the online matches because the single-player is definitely worth finishing first.
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    92
    Gameloft has boosted the FPS genre on mobile devices... again. N.o.v.a. 2 is not only the most important game in its Winter lineup, but it's also the best first person shooter on iPhone and iPod Touch, thanks to an impressive multiplayer mode and a single-player campaign that combines a great control scheme with an extremely rare graphics. Of course, the game lacks of originality, while the plot is not so catchy. But it's an insignificant flaw, mostly if compared to the overall quality of the title.
  4. Jan 28, 2011
    90
    Fans of first person shooters, and especially the original N.O.V.A., will definitely not be disappointed with this fantastic sequel. With its painstaking amount of action and detail, N.O.V.A. 2 really does feel almost console worthy.
  5. Jan 28, 2011
    90
    Despite the critism, leveled mainly at my a high hopes for the game, it deserves the high rating for the multi-player alone, with the single campaign earning a 4/5 if I had to score it separately.
  6. Jan 28, 2011
    85
    N.O.V.A. 2 is a stunning shooter that should not be missed, especially if you were a fan of the original. Everything has been improved, from the inclusion of the monster mechs to the 10-player online matches that work without hiccups.
  7. Jan 28, 2011
    80
    Even if the graphic engine has not been revamped, this second chapter of the famous iPhone FPS is still a very nice product. With a fabulous 10 player online mode and a lot of missions to attend, you'll have a lot of fun, even if it's a "more of the same". You should wait for a price cut only if you have the previouse game and you are not interested to multiplayer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 16, 2013
    10
    Graphics, sound design, balanced and terrific multiplayer and you have yourself one of the best games on the appstore. This game is worth every penny.
  2. Mar 17, 2011
    10
    I have to say that just looking at this game (graphics and gameplay) is something delightful! But I refuse to pay the $7 bucks! I think for an iphone, ipad or ipod is just too much! Expand
  3. May 16, 2012
    9
    When I first see this game, I've got a feeling it will be different that other FPS in iOS. I was right. The gameplay was terrific, it addicted me from the cash landing to destroying Overseer. But the graphics also made a big part in this game. The feeling when you see the sun shining from the horizon, sneaking through the forest, destroying enemy buildings, every part of it. With superb gameplay and great graphics, the only bad thing about N.O.V.A. 2 is the unstable difficulty. Especially in the Inner Hell level. But the rest makes N.O.V.A. 2 a game you shouldn't ignore. Expand
  4. May 22, 2013
    5
    The campaign is forgettable and full of glitches,e.g. that one mission where you are in the gunner seat of the jeep and you have to blow up barrels,I got too close and they blew me below the map.The speeder missions are annoying,but the multiplayer has improved a lot with new modes and weapons and a wide variety of maps to play on,which cancel out the many flaws of the story mode. Expand