A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this super-realistic first-person shooter is violent but there's minimal blood. Online play poses no privacy risk as long as kids don't volunteer personal info.
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Is it any good?
N.O.V.A. is top-notch first-person shooter entertainment for older teens. You play an ex-Marine fighting aliens to save a space colony. Play starts in a steamy jungle and moves to gritty cargo ships. Fluid graphics and atmospheric sounds - birdsong, the crunch of boots, ragged breathing - make for terrific realism. The care to detail carries over to opposing online players, who appear as fully fleshed out soldiers, not just fleeting graphics.