Fresh Android Apps for June 4: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, N.O.V.A. 3

by Marty Gabel

Two hot new titles hit Google Play on Friday. If you’re a big gamer who didn’t pick them up over the weekend, they are still just as fresh today. Golf fans will be delighted to see Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 finally show up on Android. And when it comes to detailed and intricate first-person shooters, N.O.V.A. 3 just got released not too long after first appearing on iOS a few weeks ago.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 ($4.99)

Tiger is back! Golf fans will be happy to see that the Android version of the classic golf franchise has arrived on Google Play. PGA Tour 12 has a lot to it. For fun, embark on the Tiger Challenge with 20 mini-games that will test your skills. Or, get more serious and play a full round or a tournament at official PGA courses like Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, TPC Sawgrass, Hazeltine, Doral, TPC Boston, and Greenbrier.

You can customize your own golfer (male or female) or play as one of eight professionals including Tiger Woods, Anthony Kim, Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Paul Casey, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson and Camilo Villegas. Expect smooth touchscreen controls and sharp graphics. The app description states that it might not work on rooted devices. Why? I’m not sure, but it’s worth bearing in mind.

N.O.V.A 3 ($6.99)

The immersive first-person sci-fi shooter from Gameloft is on Android now, too. But take note, it requires 2GB of free memory to install, so older devices may need to steer clear (or free up some space). Once again, you’ll play as hero Kal Wardin, who had been laying low after the assassination of President Folsom and the surrender to the Volterite Protectorate.

Expect an epic story as you fight through 10 levels spread across the galaxy, from a war-torn Earth to a frozen Volterite city. There are multiple weapons to employ and the ability to drive and pilot a variety of vehicles. In addition, the multiplayer contingent is impressive this time round, with 12-player battles featuring six different multiplayer modes. The price is steep, but there’s a heck of a lot of gameplay here.

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