N.O.V.A. 3 – Review – Grab your guns. The big ones

On June 19, 2012

App Type: Uncategorized

N.O.V.A. 3 – Review – Grab your guns. The big ones

Our rating:

By: Gameloft

Version #: 1.0.0

Date Released: 2012-05-10

Developer: Gameloft

Price: 6.99

User Rating:

The N.O.V.A. series has always been one of the more esteemed games in the iOS fraternity. With the launch of N.O.V.A. 3, it brings the tally of games to a trilogy. Given the experience the developers have had with the genre, this game has very high standards to live up to. As with the previous two prequels, N.O.V.A. 3 is a first person shooter with a thick and enriching storyline to follow. With such high expectations of it, it is great that the game does not disappoint.

While I will not spoil the details of the plotline in this review, I must say that I was marveled by the extensive details put in place by the developers. N.O.V.A. 3 will take you through different terrains, ranging from a dystopian and ravaged Earth to a damaged spacecraft.

With dozens of space age weapons, players will enjoy blasting their enemies to smithereens.  I did find the control system a little hard to get used to especially on the small screen of my iPhone 4S. Sniping was especially difficult as by the time I had my crosshairs fixated at a target, said spawn would move out of my sight. Fortunately, these troublesome controls were the only thing that bugged my gaming experience and once I got used to them, N.O.V.A. 3 was an extremely addictive game to play.

With all that said an extensive game such as N.O.V.A. 3 is bound to be marred by a few glitches here and there, but hopefully those will be fixed by the developers soon and they do not really affect gameplay much.

At $6.99, N.O.V.A. 3 is priced slightly higher than that of other shooting games in the market. However, it offers an enriching experience rivaled by few, if not none. Hence, I strongly recommend the purchase of N.O.V.A. 3 as it is definitely one of the most exciting and captivating games out on the app store right now.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Med. Shooting is hard with a touch screen, but everything else is fine.

Who Is It For:Fans of FPS genres and like adventures.

What I Like:The graphics and depth of the game.

What I Don't Like:The price tag, the occasional bugs and glitches.

Final Statement:Do you like explosions?

Read the Developer's Notes:
“If you're an iOS gamer who demands the very best, you should buy N.O.V.A. 3.” - Slidetoplay
“N.O.V.A. 3 looks, and sounds streets-ahead of anything else on the AppStore right now” - Touchgen 5/5
“NOVA 3 is bigger and better than its predecessors, not to mention a visual feast” - KnowYourMobile – 4.5/5

The most immersive and impressive sci-fi FPS franchise on smartphones is back! Fight for mankind's survival in the greatest space shooter on mobile devices!

Four months have passed since Kal ruined the Volterites' plans by sabotaging their war factories, and stopping the extraction of the Judger Artifacts. However, following the assassination of President Folsom, the government surrendered the colonies to the Volterite Protectorate in order to prevent civil war between the increasingly pro-Volterite citizens.
Kal Wardin has been laying low since Folsom’s death, nut now he has received a desperate plea from Yelena to come to Earth. Once again, the hero must rise to save mankind!

• An epic storyline: Humanity finally returns to Earth after years of exile! Fight in 10 immersive levels across the galaxy, from a war-torn Earth to a frozen Volterite city.
• Multiple weapons and powers: Run, shoot, drive vehicles, and pilot a mech to defeat hordes of enemies.
• Join 12-player battles in 6 multiplayer modes (Capture the Point, Free-for-All, Capture the Flag, etc.) on 6 different maps.
• For the first time, multiple allies can jump inside the same vehicle and spread destruction on the battlefield.
• Discover the new FPS benchmark for graphics and gameplay on iOS (real-time shadow & lights, particle system, ragdoll physics, etc.)


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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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