N.O.V.A. (Near Orbital Vanguard Alliance) is a first person shooter in a Sci-Fi universe where mankind had to construct huge satellites for people to live on as the earth was no longer able to sustain life. The game's style and scenario reminds of the Halo games.

The player takes control of the actions of Kal Wardin who has to stop an alien invasion threatening the very existence of mankind's new home. The game uses a horizontal orientation where the left thumb controls the players movement and the right thumb controls the weapons.

The single player campaign offers 13 levels at various settings such as jungle, snow, spaceship, bunker and an alien city. The multiplayer part offers 5 maps with up to 4 players over Wi-Fi or 2 players over Bluetooth.While most of the gameplay offers standard 1st person shooting material, there are some mini games involved in the game as well.


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Alternate Titles

  • "N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD" -- iPad title

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Touch Arcade Dec 17, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Slide to Play Dec 16, 2009 4 out of 4 100
GameSpot Jul 02, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Pocket Gamer UK Dec 17, 2009 9 out of 10 90
148apps Dec 28, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Dec 17, 2009 9 out of 10 90 Dec 29, 2009 17 out of 20 85 Jan 30, 2010 8 out of 10 80 Jan 22, 2010 78 out of 100 78


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Hammerlore (1015) added N.O.V.A. (iPhone) on May 09, 2010
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