The Alien Lightning Gun, also known as the Lightning Rifle, is a powerful weapon appearing in N.O.V.A 2 and N.O.V.A 3. It fires a beam of high voltage electricity. Its clips are car batteries constantly generating electricity. It carries 75 car batteries at once, and each battery dies within a few seconds.


In the campaign of N.O.V.A 2 the lightning rifle is found in the alien ruins on the level Ring of Apocalypse, and is the semi-final new weapon you come across. It can easily defeat even heavily armored enemies in a few seconds, making it a very useful weapon. However it is not very effective against groups of heavily armored enemies. And in N.O.V.A 3 you must purchase it with credits.


In N.O.V.A 2 the lightning rifle is a very effective weapon in multiplayer mode. It can easily take out an opponent and it is relatively easy to hit moving targets that are clear to your view. However it is inaccurate at long range and is bad against grouped players in Team Death match.

It is classified as a secondary weapon and is the second one you unlock. An alien lightning gun can be found at the top of the map Command Center or can be picked up from a dead player that was using it. In N.O.V.A. 3 it is found to be less damaging and even more inaccurate, strangely making it not as effective. The ALG does minuscule damage to Mechs and 4x4s (compared to assault rifle) making them virtually useless against armoured targets


This may possibly have been made by the Judgers. It was found in the Judger ruins on Scorpius in N.O.V.A 2. In N.O.V.A 3 no reference to the Volterites was made in the campaign shop. Both of these facts lead to the theory that this weapon was developed by the Judgers.  



Stat N.O.V.A. 2 N.O.V.A. 3
Damage: (3/10) low (7/10) high
Accuracy: (10/10) perfect (10/10) perfect
Range: 80m med 150m med-long
Rate of Fire (9/10) fast (9/10) faSt
Mag Size: 75? 50
Ammo: 75x? 50x4 ok