<i>[[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/256161/top_15_iphone_apps_of_2012_so_far.html#tk.hp_new|By Daniel Ionescu, PC World]]</i>
<h3>N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance</h3>
N.O.V.A. 3 is probably the most polished first-person shooter in the App Store. As you would expect, the game is heavy on action and aliens, with up to five hours of guns blazing for a single-player campaign. The game is more fun in online multi-player mode, where you can take on up to 12-player battles and fight along your teammates in objective-based battles or against them in death matches.
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