It's rare that a game lives up to its hype, but Gameloft's NOVA has managed to do just that-and more. Sure, it's a Halo clone, and originality isn't its strong suit. But it's an awesome showcase of the iPhone/iPod's potential as a gaming device. FPS fans, this is one that you simply have to grab.
You play as Karl Wardin, a retired space marine who gets forcibly called back into service. The Colonial Pride, a starship orbiting your colony, has fallen to an alien attack. The military doesn't want to risk their own forces, apparently, so Karl has to go save the day.