Madden NFL 25 by EA SPORTS™ – Review – EA doesn’t disappoint

On November 18, 2013

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Madden NFL 25 by EA SPORTS™ – Review – EA doesn’t disappoint

Our rating:

By: Electronic Arts

Version #: 1.0.9

Date Released: 2013-09-09

Developer: Electronic Arts

Price: Free

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You can always trust EA Sports to come up with the best titles for sport franchises. With Madden NFL 25 it’s no surprise.

As per all EA titles, expect only the most realistic of gameplay available on the market. Madden NFL 25 provides a comprehensive gameplay experience ranging from team management to actually slogging it out on the field itself. Controls are also rather easy to use, with joysticks and sliders thrown around for running and kicking balls.

Beyond that, EA offers a slew of customization options pertaining to upgrading players. These take the form of booster packs, much like in trading card games where players collect and single out the most useful cards.

However, in true EA fashion, Madden NFL 25 is treated like a cash cow. Gameplay is largely limited to energy and currency reserves. These, unfortunately, are hard to come by through free gameplay and must be obtained via in-app purchases which can snowball into a hefty sum. Moreover, while the core of the game is free to download, much content remains locked and can only be obtained again with expensive in-app purchases.

So while Madden NFL 25 does possess great gameplay and potential, the in-app purchases totally ruin the entire gaming experience. I would rather EA have marketed the game as a paid app with all content available upon a single purchase, rather than trying to milk out dollars through exorbitant side purchases.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:No

Learning Curve:Moderate. Gameplay is quite challenging but the tutorials are friendly enough to make sure a non football player can understand the rules.

Who Is It For:Sports fans

What I Like:Madden NFL 25 is probably the most realistic football game out on the mobile device market

What I Don't Like:The game focuses too much on milking out side purchases rather than giving an enhanced gaming experience

Final Statement:Such a shame

Read the Developer's Notes:
An experience 25 years in the making! EA SPORTS delivers the most authentic NFL football experience to date on iPhone® and iPad® with MADDEN NFL 25. Build your Ultimate Team of NFL stars and run the show on offense and defense with new and improved touch controls, game modes and much more!

Collect your favorite NFL players from packs or win them in the Auction House, then dominate the field against friends by building your ultimate powerhouse team.

Madden NFL lets you choose from 32 REAL NFL teams and a roster of more than 1,500 REAL NFL players! Battle it out in true-to-life NFL stadiums, too. Ultra-sharp graphics make gameplay even more realistic. Feel the impact of every game-changing tackle with hard-hitting collision effects!

Relive NFL storylines and play through several seasons in Solo Challenges. Take on friends in the fast-paced, offensive shootout mode, Head-2-Head (a mobile exclusive)! Or, jump into Practice Game mode for single-player offensive and defensive football.

Run, pass, and make the big hits on D with new and intuitive Tap & Swipe controls. Better tape your fingers!

Score MADDEN NFL 25 on iPhone® and iPad® now. BOOM!

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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