First-person shooter lovers, if you've been waiting for a good game in the FPS genre with multiplayer capabilities and awesome 3D graphics to hit the Android Market, you're going to want to check out Gameloft's latest offering - N.O.V.A. 2 HD that was just released into the Market.
Gameloft, which caught a lot of flak for avoiding the official Android Market for years, recently reversed its stance and vowed to start taking the Market more seriously. Releasing a hit like N.O.V.A. 2 HD, following other hits, such as Asphalt 6 and Modern Combat 2, seems to reinforce the company's position.
The original N.O.V.A., which stands for Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, scored a 9/10 according to user votes at Gameloft.com and included a 13-level single-player campaign and 2-4 player multiplayer gaming on 5 maps. The 2nd episode continues the storyline 6 years later and comes with improved AI, more diversified gameplay, more enemies and weapons, 10 multiplayer maps, and 10-player multiplayer support. Multiplayer can be arranged via both Wi-Fi and the Internet, which sounds absolutely perfect for portable devices like our little Androids.
Check out the screenshots and the demo reel, and then hop onto the Market using the widget below and check for device compatibility (my poor EVO 4G is not listed, probably due to an obsolete GPU). Don't forget to bring your credit card - at $6.99, N.O.V.A 2 HD is not the cheapest game out there, but considering the polish, I could easily justify spending my lunch money on the game and munching on some oatmeal instead for a day.