User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
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  1. Nov 23, 2014
    7
    This is a great app with a Halo feel to it. The campaign mode is nothing to talk about (although a lot of effort was put into it). The characters are hard to relate to and the protagonist is a bit of a jerk. He always seems to complain about every situation he ends up in. Yeah, I get that he's supposed to be rough and tough, but he has no heart. Also the story was boring and the dialogueThis is a great app with a Halo feel to it. The campaign mode is nothing to talk about (although a lot of effort was put into it). The characters are hard to relate to and the protagonist is a bit of a jerk. He always seems to complain about every situation he ends up in. Yeah, I get that he's supposed to be rough and tough, but he has no heart. Also the story was boring and the dialogue sequences seemed to go on forever. Aside from the ok campaign, the multiplayer almost makes up for it. It's very exciting, yet the maps seem to have a similar design (except for the close quarters maps). And with only 10 weapons and no customization, gunplay can become a little repetitive; however vehicle warfare makes up for this niggle. Upgrades are a bit more expensive than I would like in a purchased game. Jet Pack usage should be accessible to new players or else it becomes an overwhelmingly unfair advantage. Too much grinding without in-app purchases must be done to obtain this Jetpack and even when finally purchased, it's not fun to play with knowing it's too easy to abuse. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2012
    10
    This is an amazing game and a great mobile alternative to Halo. The story is very well done, but if your a Halo fan looking for a mobile alternative you'll probably be spending most of your time on multiplayer. This is a great game and you should defiantly pick it up.
  3. Aug 15, 2013
    10
    N.O.V.A. 3 has some of the best graphics there is on IOS games. There is Campaign mode which has a great plot with several action-packed levels. But that is nothing compared to the online multiplayer mode. You can play online with random people or friends, as well as local wifi with friends. You're sure to be happy and mad and having tons of fun.
  4. Nov 18, 2013
    8
    NOVA 3 has some of the best graphics possible to get on the iPad/iPhone. The campaign and multiplayer are fun and this is a great £5 alternative to Halo.The multiplayer will not disappoint you and nor will the campaign with stunning cut scenes and lots of gore. NOVA 3 is a great iPad/iPhone shooter. I look forward to see what is next!

    Overall -Stunning graphics -Good Campaign -Good
    NOVA 3 has some of the best graphics possible to get on the iPad/iPhone. The campaign and multiplayer are fun and this is a great £5 alternative to Halo.The multiplayer will not disappoint you and nor will the campaign with stunning cut scenes and lots of gore. NOVA 3 is a great iPad/iPhone shooter. I look forward to see what is next!

    Overall
    -Stunning graphics
    -Good Campaign
    -Good Multiplayer
    Score 81/100
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  5. Mar 26, 2016
    9
    This is what i call "the premium mobile game". Fantastic graphics, gameplay, great and non-laggy multiplayer. Campaign is long and fun. What else to add? Fantastic!
  6. Feb 3, 2015
    10
    I don't know why people say it but this IS console quality. The game is really well made, great graphics, gameplay and campaign. This is definitely a must have!
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 24, 2012
    92
    My only gripe is still with the controls, and the lack of precision. Without the auto-aiming, it could have been a totally different experience, as swiping to get your crosshairs over a moving enemy was sometimes an exercise in frustration. Despite this, NOVA 3 would still appeal to all FPS gamers who have been wishing for a decent mobile experience.
  2. Jun 28, 2012
    55
    Derivative, buggy, boring. N.O.V.A. 3 is nowhere near console quality.
  3. Games Master UK
    Jun 25, 2012
    70
    One of the best first-person shooters on mobiles, but controls are still irksome. [Aug 2012, p.86]